Archive for the ‘Resources’ Category

Portfolio, text, data, page

‘I can use things, but I can’t make anything’: a qualitative exploration of team networks in the development and implementation of a new undergraduate e-compendium

In higher education, undergraduate teaching materials are increasingly becoming available online. There is a need to understand the complex processes that happen during their production and how social networks between different groups impact on their development. This paper draws on qualitative interviews and participant drawings of their social networks to understand the dynamics of creating […]

A New Cost at College: Digital Access Codes

DIGITAL books and study tools don’t weigh down backpacks as heavy textbooks do. But fees for the codes to get them may be a financial burden for some college students, a new report found. The New York Times

Write Ideas an app for iOS

Write Ideas offers students the best prewriting tool to get a jump-start on their writing assignments. It eases students through their writing assignments using structured prompts and questions. Using Write ideas, students are able to express their creativity in a variety of ways such as voice, doodles and text. Students can then export their work […]

eLife reveals publication costs to spark debate on journal prices

Life sciences journal spends just over £3,000 per article, and has challenged high-profile rivals to release details of their costs Times Higher Education 

UT Professors Create New Repository for Research into Education of Black Males

AUSTIN, Texas — To help researchers, journalists and policymakers locate available research on the education of black males, University of Texas College of Education Professors Louis Harrison and Anthony Brown launched The Black Male Education Research Collection, a new website. The University of Texas at Austin  

Amazon unveils online education service for teachers

Just before the back-to-school season, Amazon is making a major foray into the education technology market for primary and secondary schools, a territory that Apple, Google and Microsoft have heavily staked out. Santa Fe New Mexican

Download New Book: Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning: Foundations and Applications

Educational systems worldwide are facing an enormous shift as a result of sociocultural, political, economic, and technological changes. The technologies and practices that have developed over the last decade have been heralded as opportunities to transform both online and traditional education systems. While proponents of these new ideas often postulate that they have the potential […]

Identifying Tensions in the Use of Open Licenses in OER Repositories

We present an analysis of 50 repositories for educational content conducted through an “audit system” that helped us classify these repositories, their software systems, promoters, and how they communicated their licensing practices. We randomly accessed five resources from each repository to investigate the alignment of licensing information between the resources themselves, metadata pages and overall […]

HathiTrust Digital Library

HathiTrust began in 2008 as a collaboration of the universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository to archive and share their digitized collections. HathiTrust has quickly expanded to include additional partners and to provide those partners with an easy means to archive their digital content. […]

The HathiTrust Research Center: Exploring the Full-Text Frontier

Many readers of EDUCAUSE Review are familiar with the HathiTrust Digital Library (HTDL), which was featured in an E-Content column by Jeremy York and Brian E.C. Schottlaender a couple years ago.1 However, readers may not yet be aware of the research counterpart to this mass-scale digital library: the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC).2 In this column, […]