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Mauser, Kevin; Sours, John; Banks, Julianna; Newbrough, Randy; Janke, Tom; Shuck, Lorie; Zhu, Lin; Ammerman, Gina; Varma-Nelson, Pratibha – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2011
The type and amount of student interaction with major socializing agents on campus--faculty and their peers--determine the impact of college on students. Much of the research on postsecondary education links the quality of peer interactions directly to student learning outcomes and satisfaction with the college experience, and Alexander Astin went…
Descriptors: College Students, Active Learning, Program Effectiveness, Interaction
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Cromwell, Dennis; Hanks, Kristin; Engel, Sarah – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2009
Information technology (IT) is regarded globally as a voracious consumer of energy. According to a 2007 research paper issued by the United Kingdom's Global Action Plan, IT accounts for 10 percent of the electrical usage in the U.K. In the United States, Stanford University estimates that IT accounts for 15 percent of its overall electrical use.…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Information Technology, Sustainable Development, Influence of Technology