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Ten most widely read EDUCAUSE Review and EDUCAUSE Review Online articles from 2012

I must confess that I miss Educause Quarterly and the “reader” counts it provided for each article. But I was happy to see the following top 10 list sent out by Educause.

Top Ten Icon Top-Ten IT Issues, 2012
By Susan Grajek and Judith A. Pirani
Top Ten Icon Disrupting Ourselves: The Problem of Learning in Higher Education
By Randall Bass
Top Ten Icon Thirteen Ways of Looking at Libraries, Discovery, and the Catalog: Scale, Workflow, Attention
By Lorcan Dempsey
Top Ten Icon Discovering the Impact of Library Use and Student Performance
By Brian Cox and Margie Jantti
Top Ten Icon Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View
By Phil Hill
Top Ten Icon A Post-LMS World
By Louis Pugliese
Top Ten Icon An Open Letter to Students: You’re the Game Changer in Next-Generation Learning
By Mark David Milliron
Top Ten Icon “No More Excuses”: Michael M. Crow on Analytics
By Michael Crow
Top Ten Icon Technology and the Broken Higher Education Cost Model: Insights from the Delta Cost Project
By Rita Kirshstein and Jane Wellman
Top Ten Icon Challenge and Change
By George L. Mehaffy

Defeating the Kobayashi Maru: Supporting Student Retention by Balancing the Needs of the Many and the One

Joni Dunlap and I recently had the following paper published in EDUCAUSE Quarterly.

Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2010). Defeating the Kobayashi Maru: Supporting Student Retention by Balancing the Needs of the Many and the OneEDUCAUSE Quarterly, 33(3).

In this article we share strategies for establishing personal, one-on-one relationships between online students and faculty, to attend to identity, individualization, and interpersonal interaction in support of student engagement and retention. Rather than focus on high-tech solutions, we focus on low-tech solutions — the telephone and e-mail — that all faculty and students have at their disposal. These strategies address the needs of the individual within a learning community by striving for balance between group and individual interactions — between the needs of the many and the one.

Read it online

Using Twitter and other Social Networking Tools in the Classroom

Joni Dunlap and I presented about our instructional uses of Twitter in the classroom at EDUCAUSE 2009. Our PowerPoint slides from that session can be viewed online.

These slides alone however don't capture the story we told at our presentation. Luckily, after doing some networking, I got an opportunity to talk to the editor of EDUCAUSE Quarterly (EQ) who mentioned that she was looking for an article for the next issue of EQ focused on Twitter. That was all the motivation Joni and I needed. We ended up writing Horton Hears a Tweet and it was published in the December of 2009 in EQ. If you get a chance, give it a read. We focus on the reasons why someone might use social networking in general and about our personal experience using Twitter. Give a read or even better, give it a tweet.

Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2009). Horton hears a tweet. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 32(4).