How To Use This Site

Hello!

Welcome to UO Academic Extension’s Educational Technology Knowledge Base! This is a curated guide to resources–including links to news articles, annual or topical reports, and infographics and other visual media–on topics of relevance to Academic Extension’s digital education efforts.

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Finding Guide

There are a number of different ways to access the content on this site.

  1. On the front page, you’ll see our latest posts–the most recent material that has caught our attention. You can move back through time by using the “Next” arrow at the bottom.
  2. On the left sidebar, you can choose a topic and bring up all the relevant posts. The posts will appear in reverse chronological order. The number of posts in each category is indicated in parentheses next to its title.
  3. On the left sidebar, below the topic listing, you can click to view the material posted in any given month.
  4. On the right, you can choose a tag and bring up all the relevant posts. The posts will appear in reverse chronological order. The larger the text, the more posts that are associated with that tag.
  5. You can use the search feature–click on the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner and enter in your keywords or search phrase.

Understanding Topics and Tags

This site uses both topics (also known as categories) and tags to organize its content.

  • Topics are broad, thematic areas of inquiry. They apply to more than a single institution. They may cover technologies or teaching modalities that are gaining in popularity, organizational models that are applicable in digital environments, or areas of concern that need to be addressed.
  • Tags are narrower and more specialized. You’ve probably noticed all the proper nouns! Tags allow you to see content about a particular educational institution, or from a specific source, or by type of resource. Tags also include some demographic categories.

Access to Restricted Content

Some material referenced on this site is produced by organizations that require an institutional membership, such as EDUCAUSE or the Education Advisory Board (EAB), or is otherwise living behind a paywall. If you would like access to that information, Academic Extension will provide you with the relevant material–just contact a site administrator and they’ll facilitate the connection.

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