In 2009, the College of General Studies began using Digication eportfolios for all students, redefining and deepening how both students and faculty understood the impact of the program’s learning experience. Nearly a decade ago Boston University’s College of General Studies realized the need for a better way to make students’ progress tangible. Some universities use exams
For this article we interviewed nine students from four of BU’s colleges, with eight different majors and a range of experiences with educational technology. They spoke about the challenges and successes they have experienced with educational technology, the programs that they like and dislike, and specifically what their instructors have done or could do to aid their
Echo360 is rolling out a new upgrade. According to Harrison Lawrence, one of our Echo360 platform experts, the software will now be run on the cloud, providing greater stability and better processing time. The lecture capture process will largely remain the same, but the user interface will be more modern and perform at a higher caliber. There
Rethinking the Classroom with Mobile Technology Today there are 5 billion mobile device users worldwide. This scale of adoption represents a fundamental shift in how we process and handle information, which has profound implications for formal education. Global citizenship requires new levels of accountability for our students. Intercultural literacy is critically important to their success.
Last week, BU faculty and staff should have received an announcement from IS&T highlighting upcoming instructor-led training opportunities, as well as links to supplemental training resources. We also want to remind you about customized group training and consulting that is available for most services. Important items to note from last week’s email include training on
When I joined BU’s newly created Digital Learning Initiative in October 2013, I knew that the year ahead would be an exhilarating one. As DEI Director Chris Dellarocas and I discussed in our January 2014 Inside Higher Ed article, “Reversing the Odds, ” we were about to face not only the challenge of building a
ELI, the Educause Learning Initiative, has posted followup information to its 2014 virtual annual meeting, including free public webcasts and a digital poster gallery.