Learning Theory

Instructors: October 23rd is Active Learning Day–Learn How to Get Involved!

Posted by on October 9, 2017

Last year, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced Active Learning Day as part of a nationwide effort to improve STEM higher education. Today, Project Kaleidoscope of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is proud to invite you to join us as a change agent at the forefront of STEM […]

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Metacognition And Learning: Strategies For Instructional Design

Posted by on February 6, 2015

“Metacognitive strategies facilitate learning how to learn. You can incorporate these, as appropriate, into eLearning courses, social learning experiences, pre- and post-training activities and other formal or informal learning experiences.” Source: theelearningcoach.com This article provides ten strategies for incorporating metacognitive strategies into teaching and learning. Ask Questions Foster Self Reflection Encourage Self Questioning Teach Strategies […]

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“Thinking About One’s Thinking” Metacognition | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

Posted by on February 6, 2015

Vanderbilt University Source: cft.vanderbilt.edu This link has two articles in it. It defines what Metacognition is and gives some practical ways to implement it in learning.  How often do you stop during a lecture (or other activity) and give students a chance to process what you have been saying or doing?  Sometimes, we get so […]

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Call for Presentations: Missouri S&T Teaching and Learning Technology 2014 Conference

Posted by on September 18, 2013

Educational Technology is now accepting presentation proposals for the Seventh Annual Teaching and Learning Technology Conference, scheduled for March 13-14, 2014. Interested presenters can download a copy of the Call for Presentation form at the TLT 2014 website or click one of the links below: Call for Presentations: Word Document Call for Presentations: PDF Call […]

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Infographic: The Power of Online Schools

Posted by on July 8, 2013

Online schools are growing in popularity these days, along with MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, where students can simply enroll (or just take the course for free) and receive online education. In some cases, they can receive full certification in a particular subject area. However, not all universities will accept the validity of the […]

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AMY’S PONDERINGS: Addressing Failure Rates in Introductory Courses

Posted by on October 1, 2012

— Written by Amy Skyles — With the increase in class sizes and workload for faculty, it’s often difficult to gauge student learning from day to day. Designing a course to include several formative assessments can greatly enhance student success. The Faculty Focus article, “An Approach that Decreases Failure Rates in Introductory Courses” provides several […]

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Alternative Assessments with EdTech on April 18

Posted by on April 16, 2012

EdTech is hosting an eLearning Community of Practice event on Wednesday, April 18, in Norwood Hall Room 208, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. The focus of this event is using alternative assessment techniques and tools. Summative and formative assessments are both important components to the learning process for both students and instructors. Summative assessments typically […]

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Bb World 2011 — Pedagogy and Online Learning: Training Users in Backwards Design

Posted by on July 22, 2011

Presenters: John Doherty — Instructional Designer, Northern Arizona UniversityWally Nolan — Lead Instructional Designer, Northern Arizona University Both presenters started out by stating that online learning should be all about the pedagogy and not about the technology. In other words, instructors should not become so enamored of one particular technology that they forget to apply […]

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EdTech Travels to SLOAN-C Conference on March 28-29, 2001

Posted by on March 28, 2011

The Educational Technology group (at least the “Ed” side consisting of Meg Brady, Angie Hammons, Julie Phelps, Barb Wilkins, and Malcolm Hays) are traveling to the 8th Annual Sloan Consortium Conference in Chicago on March 28-29, 2001. This conference is primarily about blended learning strategies. Over the next few days, we hope to bring you […]

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A Dialogue for Engagement

Posted by on November 15, 2010

How do you know a student is engaged in your course?  What steps do you take to foster engagement?  These are questions that every instructor begins to ask as they are doing course design as it is vital to the success of the course.  “Engaged learners work willingly, instead of by coercion, and approach their […]

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