A Free E-book “Game Changers: Education and Information”


Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies is a collection of chapters and case studies contributed by college and university presidents, provosts, faculty, and other stakeholders. The book is free and is edited by Diana G. Oblinger.  It is an excellent reference for administrators, educators, and researchers, and graduate students in higher education. You can download the entire book or individual chapters and case studies below.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Molly Corbett Broad
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Introduction
Diana G. Oblinger
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Chapters

The Knowledge Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for American Higher Education
Paul E. Lingenfelter
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The Questions We Need to Ask First: Setting Priorities for Higher Education in Our Technology-Rich World
Debra Humphreys
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IT as a Game Changer
Diana G. Oblinger
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From Metrics to Analytics, Reporting to Action: Analytics’ Role in Changing the Learning Environment
Linda Baer and John Campbell
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IT Innovations and the Nontraditional Learner
Pamela Tate and Rebecca Klein-Collins
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Why Openness in Education?
David Wiley and Cable Green
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Early Days of a Growing Trend: Nonprofit/For-Profit Academic Partnerships in Higher Education
Daniel Pianko and Josh Jarrett
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Scaling Up: Four Ideas to Increase College Completion
Vernon C. Smith
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Western Governors University
Robert W. Mendenhall
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University of Phoenix
William (Bill) Pepicello
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SUNY Empire State College: A Game Changer in Open Learning
Meg Benke, Alan Davis, and Nan L. Travers
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Athabasca University: Canada’s Open University
Dietmar Kennepohl, Cindy Ives, and Brian Stewart
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Providing Quality Higher Education for Adults
Susan C. Aldridge
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University of the People
Shai Reshef
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The Open Learning Initiative: Enacting Instruction Online
Ross Strader and Candace Thille
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The Postmodality Era: How “Online Learning” Is Becoming “Learning”
Thomas B. Cavanagh
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Going the Distance: Outsourcing Online Learning
Susan E. Metros and Joan Falkenberg Getman
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Introduction
Diana G. Oblinger
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Case Studies

Royal Roads University: Using Synchronous Web Conferencing to Maintain Community at a Distance
Mary Burgess
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The Open Course Library of the Washington State Colleges
Tom Caswell
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Austin Peay State University: Degree Compass
Tristan Denley
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Yakima Valley Community College: Using Near-Real-Time Data to Increase Student Success
Wilma Dulin, Sheila Delquadri, and Nicole M. Melander
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Ball State University
Jo Ann Gora
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Mozilla Open Badges
Erin Knight and Carla Casilli
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STAR: Using Technology to Enhance the Academic Journey
Erika Lacro and Gary Rodwell
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OpenCourseWare
Mary Lou Forward
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The Open University of Hong Kong: The i-Counseling System
Chun Ming Leung and Eva Tsang
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Central Piedmont Community College: Online Student Profile Learning System
Clint McElroy
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The CHANCE Program in China: Transforming Students into “Global-Minded” Scientific Investigators and Citizens
Jacqueline McLaughlin
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Georgetown University: Web Conferencing—A Critical Skill for the Connected World
Pablo G. Molina
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Blended Learning and New Education Logistics in Northern Sweden
Anders Norberg
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Valencia College: LifeMap and Atlas—Planning for Success
Joyce C. Romano and Bill White
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The Saylor.org Model
Jennifer Shoop
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Penn State World Campus: Ensuring Success, Not Just Access
Wayne Smutz and Craig D. Weidemann
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Stories in Our Classrooms: A Faculty Community of Practice as an Agent of Change
Beverly Bickel, William Shewbridge, and Jack Suess
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Kansas State University: Creating a Virtual Faculty Consortium
Elizabeth A. Unger
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CS50 at Harvard: “The Most Rewarding Class I Have Taken . . . Ever!”
Katie Vale
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Transforming Education with Research That Makes a Difference
J. D. Walker, Charles D. Dziuban, and Patsy D. Moskal
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Shaping the Path to Digital: The Indiana University eTexts Initiative
Brad Wheeler and Nik Osborne
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Game Changers: Education and Information

Diana G. Oblinger, Editor
©2012 EDUCAUSE ISBN 978-1-933046-00-6

About Dr. Steve Yuen

I am Dr. Steve Yuen, a Professor Emeritus of Instructional Technology and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi. This is my personal blog on the use of emerging technologies in teaching and learning. Hope you find this blog interesting, stimulating, and educational. Please feel free to social bookmark this page.
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