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Plenary Speaker: Daniel T. Willingham, author of “Why Don’t Students Like School?” (disclaimer: these are my own personal notes.  for authentic representation of Daniel’s work, please reference his publications directly.) Talk will have two parts: Quick tour of basic findings re: learning & memory Talk about application (start with a few questions, clap to answer… […]

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Huge congratulations to Mary Lee, CELT colleagues & all others who contributed to what was by all accounts an enormously successful conference.  Registration numbers were the highest we’ve seen (the is the 27th time the conference has run) and everyone I spoke to was delighted with the day. For myself, I particularly enjoyed the morning […]

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Enjoyed keynotes from Lev Gonick and Randy Bass & Bret Eyone, notes to be posted here soon. Good ePortfolio session just now:

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Evidence-Based Teaching for Higher Education

I just purchased & read (well, partly scanned, to be honest) this new book & I highly recommend it to faculty, EdTch colleagues, and anyone interested in teaching & learning in higher ed: Evidence-Based Teaching for Higher Education Edited by Beth M. Schwartz, PhD and Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD (also available on Amazon). The […]

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DUET talk at MIT today

Redesign characteristics: It’s hard to do good pedagogy, tech helps bring that to scale. Six models: – supplemental (change but not too much) – Replacement (flipped) – Emporium – Move all classes into a lab setting, students working with instructional software. – Fully online – - Buffet – (Ohio State, stopakong them take a full […]

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Looking for Pedagogy in Blended Course Design

Looking for Pedagogy in Blended Course Design (there are some additional resources here) Patricia McGee, Univ of Texas & San Antonio Digital Learning Design Program,UT Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) webinar Agenda: Introduction Best Practices for Design Pedagogical Practices Preparing Students Meta-analysis: Best practices – published literature about course design for blended learning; encoded repeated items.  […]

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