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Twetten Appointed to EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Advisory Board

This news item expired February 14, 2011. It may contain out-of-date information.
Jim Twetten, Director of Academic Technologies in Information Technology Services, has been appointed to the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) advisory board. He will be one of nine national ELI community members on the board who advise ELI Director Malcolm Brown and the ELI staff on important issues facing learning in higher education. The current advisory board roster is at www.educause.edu/ELI/AboutELI/AdvisoryBoard/679. Jim's term runs from February 2011 – February 2014.

ELI is a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to advancing learning through information technology innovation. ELI is a strategic initiative of EDUCAUSE. While EDUCAUSE serves those interested in advancing higher education through technology, ELI specifically explores innovative technologies and practices that advance learning. As these innovations mature, ELI works with the larger EDUCAUSE community to integrate them into the higher education mainstream.

ELI focuses programming on three main areas: supporting learners, advancing learning principles & practices, and investigating learning technologies, all to help institutions improve and transform the learning and teaching process. Current ELI projects include "Seeking Evidence of Impact," a program actively hunting the higher education landscape for data that points to and supports good learning systems and practices, and catalyzes new collaborations to advance evidence-based applications of learning innovation.

Iowa State University is an ELI-member institution, which avails ELI resources to the entire campus community. More information on ELI can be found at www.educause.edu/eli.