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Based on your needs and campus interests, you can register for a scheduled EDUCAUSE online event, select one of the pre-designed topic-specific "content kits" listed below, or create a custom program using the EDUCAUSE Library. Each pre-designed program is flexible and customizable, offering a list of recommended resources, ideas for structuring the program, and strategies for participant engagement. You can decide to use one content kit for your event or borrow content from several to deliver a more comprehensive learning experience.

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Advancing Innovation in Teaching and Learning with IT in an Era of Budget Cuts: As the realities and repercussions of the economic downturn continue to reverberate on campus, IT departments and faculty are continuing to search for ways to do more with less in the classroom. How are campuses balancing tighter budgets with the need for innovation and what are the trade-offs?

Developing 21st-Century Literacies Among Students and Faculty: Today's college campus must ensure that students—and faculty—who are immersed in information acquire the IT skills and literacies they need to succeed on campus and in their careers beyond.

Developing Deeper Learning and Engagement Through the Use of Interactive Technology: Instructors often struggle with the concept of deeper learning the classroom. How can we create truly collaborative—and not merely cooperative—learning experiences? This program will explore ways that immersive and engaging technologies can help support deeper learning experiences in the classroom.

Encouraging Faculty Adoption and Innovation in Teaching and Learning with IT: This program will explore ways to encourage faculty to experiment with new technologies in the classroom and shift the conversation from merely discussing emerging tools to identifying and assessing those tools that will have the greatest impact while balancing support for early adopters with time to reach out to more hesitant instructors.

Exploring and Designing Breakthrough Models in Higher Education: The shifting forces challenging higher education, both within and outside the academy, have dominated countless newspaper headlines. Most agree that the landscape is changing, but what does this mean for your institution? Using this program, participants will engage in a critical study of the forces challenging higher education and imagine a new pathway ahead that’s supported by today’s technologies and what we’re learning about how to reach, engage, and support students.

The Future of Computing Labs: Students are increasingly arriving on campus with their own devices, from laptop computers and tablets to Internet-capable smartphones. Yet, in many cases, campus computing labs remain unchanged, despite their significant cost to operate and support. Participants will be introduced to a wide variety of solutions to the issue.

Learning Environments and Student Engagement: Consider the role that emerging technologies and our evolving definition of "learning environments" on campus can have on student engagement and success. Includes course management systems, virtual worlds, and emerging Web 2.0 tools.

Leveraging Blended Learning for Flexibility, Engagement, and Persistence: In this program, IT staff and faculty will learn more about the potential for blended learning—a model that combines face-to-face classroom room time with online instruction— to cultivate flexible, engaging learning environments for today's students. Resources are intended to explore existing models while challenging participants to consider key questions related to their own implementation and integration on campus.

Leveraging Learning Analytics to Improve Student Success: Using this program, IT staff and faculty will learn more about the promise of learning analytics in higher education. Resources are intended to explore existing models while challenging participants to consider key questions related to their implementation on campus.

Making a Case for IT Policy: IT units in higher education must work closely with those responsible for policy development at their institution in order to shape and implement policy that is sound, appropriate, and timely. Using these resources, campuses are encouraged to consider their own policy procedures and those of their peers, with particular emphasis on the development of sound IT policy and a collaborative, multi-departmental approach to governance issues.

Sourcing the Enterprise—Cloud Computing: Dive into the broad range of issues that arise from planning, implementing, maintaining, and supporting enterprise-wide systems and services, including cloud computing, case studies and models, and a snapshot of solutions from across higher education.

Using Open Courseware to Drive Student Achievement: Using this program, IT staff and faculty will learn more about the promise of open educational resources in higher education. Resources are intended to explore existing models while challenging participants to consider key questions related to their own implementation and integration on campus.

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