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Written by Henry Cohn-Geltner
June 13, 2010


Committed to advancing higher education by promoting the “intelligent use” of information technology, Educause publishes Educause Quaterly and Education Review, as well as initiating a number of other programs that further research in the field, networking and community building opportunities, and resources for educators and learners.

Education Quaterly is a peer-reviewed, online only journal devoted to publishing articles, videos, audio excerpts, and images, from and for practitioners working in positions that are connected to aspects of information technology in higher education.

Similarly, Education Review is a magazine, published in print and online, that looks at the trends and developments in information technology for higher education.

In addition to being able to read articles in the journal and magazine, Educause produces podcasts that engage in dicussions with scholars, practitioners, and those working in the private sector, about currently relevant topics that are affecting information technology in higher education.  One very interesting podcast was done by William G. Thomas III discussing the practice of teaching writing using the form of digital history narratives.

The Educause Learning Initiative addresses the needs of learners in higher education by looking at innovation in emerging information technologies that are applicable to learning and education.  Their website features in-depth coverage of contemporary topics including information about how the initiative has been implemented, research and writing that has been done about the topics, and further research about the topic. Included in the ELI resources, is the “7 Things You Should Know About…” series, a collection of concise articles written about emerging learning technologies that give background information and describe the practice and application of the technology in focus.

Educause works as a membership organization with many higher education institutions and some organizations, such as the National Writing Project, as members.  Local writing projects should check whether their host institution is a member.  Member institutions are eligible for a rich array of professional development opportunities through Educause.

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