7 Ways to Use 7 Things


The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative is proud to celebrate the 100th edition of the 7 Things You Should Know series. The first issue was published in May 2005, addressing the topic of social bookmarking, and has since covered a diverse collection of technologies, including specific tools and applications, categories of emerging technologies, and conceptual topics affecting the use of IT to support teaching and learning in higher education. For the ongoing success of this publication, ELI is indebted to the ELI community generally and to the many individuals who have contributed to the series, either through their participation in the 7 Things Advisory Group or as guest contributors who share their unique expertise about specific topics. As we mark the milestone of 100 issues, we extend our thanks to everyone who has been involved in the creation of these publications, and we offer this special edition devoted to a sampling of the ways in which the series has been used.

The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.

In addition to the 7 Things briefs, you may find other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI Resources page.

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