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Emerging Media & Learning Technology in Higher Education

An overview of different tools and trends in emerging media and learning technologies as related to teaching and learning in higher education.

Getting Started

These articles have all the information you need to start integrating technology into your teaching; from a general overview of different tools and the rationale behind their use to the two main systems in use on campus and how to pick between them.

Selecting the Right Tool: A Decision Tree

Getting Started:

This diagram can help you identify the learning technology that best fits your needs (click the image to enlarge it).

Learning Technologies at Otterbein (decision tree diagram)

If you need help using any of these tools, contact:

ePortfolio & Blackboard Collaborate: Contact the Center for Teaching & Learning ( | 614-823-1035).

Blackboard Learn: For technical training and troubleshooting, contact the ITS Help Desk ( | 614-823-3100), for pedagogical support and instructional design assistance, contact the CTL ( | 614-823-1035)

LibGuides: For help creating or using LibGuides in your courses, contact your Department Liason Librarian.

Model: Blended Learning


Model: Differentiated Technology

Link to Article: Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology


There's an app for that...

Link to article: "21 Apps Approved by TEachers" InformED Blog


Model: Flipped Classrooms

Link to Article: How a Flipped Classroom Works


Talking About Flipped Classrooms

Link to article: Reactions to Flipped Classrooms


Advice: 4 Tips for Flipped Classrooms

Link to Article: 4 Tips for Flipped Learning


Gameful Design Doesn't Mean Playing Around

Link to Article on Gameful Design - Wired Campus Blog, Chronicle of Higher Education