EDUCAUSE is a non-profit association of higher education institutions and organizations whose members are involved in advancing higher education through the strategic use of information technology (IT). With this mission, they created the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), a program that focuses on studying learners and successful learning. The effective use of IT, or learning technologies as we call them at UBC, requires understanding learners and how they learn. As a member of EDUCAUSE, UBC has access to three subscription-based programs that provide specialized research, opportunities for professional collaboration, and forums for influencing policy. These leading-edge programs are the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research – ECAR; Net@EDU (advanced networking); and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative – ELI.
ELI releases an annual collaborative project to all its members called, ELI’s Top Teaching and Learning Challenges, charting the top learning and teaching challenges with technology for the year. Through UBC’s membership in EDUCAUSE, the Office of Learning Technology will participate in the project share to its expertise, resources, and experience on the pedagogical application of learning technologies. This project provides a wonderful opportunity for UBC’s learning and teaching community to learn from other institutions.
For more information, please visit: http://www.educause.edu/eli/Challenges
To participate in the project, please visit their Ning Network.