Drones, widely recognized for their use in military and police activities, are finding a growing number of uses in education and scholarly research. They provide a relatively inexpensive and effective platform to carry out a wide range of activities, such as remote viewing, landscape searches, site monitoring, and data gathering. The use of drones enables a range of learning and research activities that might be dangerous, costly, or otherwise not feasible.
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.