Congratulations to the following institutions who are the winners of our 2017 Horizon Report Video Competition. The winners were announced during the 2017 ELI Annual Meeting. The NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition can be viewed here. Thanks to everyone for their video submissions.
University of Central Florida
Contact: Kelvin Thompson
Instructional designers, faculty, and students at the University of Central Florida discuss how using adaptive learning technology has enhanced teaching and learning in their online courses. For more information about personalized adaptive learning at UCF: dl.ucf.edu/adaptive.
California State University, Northridge
Contact: Hillary Kaplowitz
A key component to student success is practice. To help students master the material, biology professor Dr. Cindy Malone teamed up with coders and developers at CSUN to create the Elite Gene Team app. This app lets students study course material on their smartphone or tablet anywhere, anytime.
Contact: Rachel Wildner
At Pace University we use ePortfolio to supplement learning. Students upload work to their pages for classes but are encouraged to craft their pages in unique and creative ways to match their individual goals. The eTern program is highly adaptable, as we have students from various departments and backgrounds use their skills to promote and teach ePortfolio use across our campuses.
The University of Toronto
Contact: AJ Hyman
Instead of an all-inclusive single tool, we hope that our future learning environment will be a web interface that feels much more like a smart phone. Like your smart phone, the new environment should have an “operating system” with some core functionality (the ‘Learning Management Engine’). And like your smart phone, the new environment should have an ‘app store’ with integrated teaching and learning apps, and a way for instructors and students to suggest or build new apps. And of course, the new environment needs a cleaner, more contemporary user interface. That is the goal of the University’s Academic Toolbox Renewal Initiative.
Oregon State University
Contact: Kristina Case
Reimagining Learning Spaces: The Learning Innovation Center (LINC) is Oregon State University’s recent advance in redesign of learning spaces, hosting 13 classrooms and a 2,200 student capacity. This research-based facility supports multiple pedagogies and learning strategies, particularly the 360 degree teaching-in-the-round rooms (as featured in the 2016 Horizon Report and Beyond the Horizon).
Case Western Reserve University
Contact: Tina Oestreich
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is committed to providing students with active, powerful learning experiences. Working together with instructional designers, programmers, artists, and others, faculty and students are developing interactive learning experiences using the Microsoft HoloLens at CWRU’s Interactive Commons.
Contact: Dana Smith Bryant, Ph.D
Emory University’s Next Generation LMS Transition Project: In support of our campus strategic goal, Enhancing the Student Experience, Emory explored next generation LMS features in 2015, which ultimately resulted in changing platforms after 12+ years. The university is currently in the midst of implementing a comprehensive LMS transition plan for all course sites by Fall 2017.
Western Washington University
Contact: John Farquhar
At Western Washington University we are working to provide natural user interfaces to deliver information about our technology services. An ongoing student-driven project within the Student Technology Center has developed interactive commands using Amazon Echo’s Artificial Intelligence. All of this effort is being made publicly available through GitHub.
Oregon State University
Contact: Cub Kahn, Ed.D
All Hands on Deck: Cultivating Adaptive Learning at Oregon State. Oregon State University faculty course redesign teams are using funding from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities to rapidly implement adaptive courseware in selected high-enrollment general education courses. These blended courses will lay the foundation for institutional scale-up of the use of adaptive courseware to support student success.
State University of New York University at Buffalo
Contact: Roberta (Robin) Sullivan
The SUNY Tools of Engagement Project encourages participants to explore emerging technologies through on-demand, discovery activities. Faculty learn how to build tech-infused courses in a pedagogically sound manner. TOEP links faculty across SUNY in a robust online social network where they earn digital-badges and other incentives. This project addresses the educational trend of mobile learning, as it improves faculty digital literacy and in the end also improves the learner’s digital literacies.