This paper aims to examine how effective higher education institutions have been in harnessing the data capture mechanisms from their student information systems, learning management systems and communication tools for improving the student learning experience and informing practitioners of the achievement of specific learning outcomes. The paper seeks to argue that the future of analytics in higher education lies in the development of more comprehensive and integrated systems to value add to the student learning experience.
The Modern Language Association’s Evaluation Wiki
“This wiki is an ongoing project initiated by the MLA Committee on Information Technology (CIT) as a way for the academic community to develop, gather, and share materials about the evaluation of work in digital media for purposes of tenure and promotion. These materials were initially conceived, written, and hosted by Geoffrey Rockwell when he was a member of the CIT (2005-08). The wiki is now maintained as a collaborative project of the MLA and other interested parties, such as HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory). “
DIY U : edupunks, edupreneurs, and the coming transformation of higher education
White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., c2010 (available through HELIN)
Kamenetz argues that universities must radically change the way higher education is delivered and explains that institutions’ futures lie in personal learning networks and paths, blending experiential and digital approaches as open-source educational models
Digital Scholarship in the Tenure, Promotion, and Review Process
Deborah Lines Anderson, ed., M.E. Sharpe, 2004. (available through HELIN)
“Andersen (information science and policy, State U. of New York at Albany) presents 13 papers that look at various aspects of the evaluation of digital media activities. The development of digital policies and procedures at academic institutions are explored in a series of case studies. The topic is mostly limited to projects in the social sciences and the humanities.”
University Presses in the Ecosystem of 2020
Michael Jon Jensen, The Journal of Electronic Publishing, Fall 2010.
“University presses exist not only within a scholarly ecosystem, but within the larger context of the biological (and economic) ecosystem. By 2020, university presses may well be struggling within an economy fundamentally disrupted by collapsing biological ecosystems. In this essay, Jensen explores what that might mean to university presses, universities, and scholarly publishing.”