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ERIC Number: EJ1142942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Is the Educational Technology Revolution Losing Steam? What Academic Leaders Can Do to Keep Us Moving Forward
Miller, Michelle D.
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v49 n2 p18-25 2017
Educational technology has fueled a revolution in higher education. Technology-based models such as blended learning, fully online courses, online degree programs, and MOOCs (massive open online courses) are redefining what teaching looks like. They also greatly expand who gets to learn and where and when that learning can take place. The ed tech revolution also now affects how we think about traditional teaching and learning settings--semester-long classes taught face to-face by faculty--as more of these courses incorporate everything from mobile apps for quizzing to digital textbook substitutes. Technology's capacity to transform higher learning is immense, but this potential isn't yet fully realized. Many barriers still stand in the way of making the most of what technology can do, creating missed opportunities and causing even the most forward-thinking faculty members to give up on new methodologies before they should. This article provides a list of discipline-independent qualities that exemplify learning-science-based design that can help guide decision makers know what to look for when selecting educational technology. A list of Resources and Suggested Readings is provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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