Presentations

    Catalyzing Learner Engagement Using Cutting-Edge Classroom Response Systems in Higher Education, at 2013 International HETL Conference, University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL), Tuesday, January 15, 2013:
    In this presentation, we introduce a cutting-edge technology for enacting and measuring learner engagement in novel ways. We will open by problematizing traditional approaches to learner engagement and offer a research-based solution in a new classroom response system developed at Harvard University—Learning Catalytics. The presentation will include an overview of key cognitive science principles tied to research on how students learn best. We will link those principles with the functionality of Learning Catalytics to connect learning theory to teaching practice. We will then provide an... Read more about Catalyzing Learner Engagement Using Cutting-Edge Classroom Response Systems in Higher Education
    Catalyzing Learning Using Peer Instruction and Learning Catalytics, at BLC12 (Boston, MA), Tuesday, July 17, 2012:
    Most -- if not all -- of the important skills in our lives are acquired outside the traditional classroom setting. Yet we continue to teach using lectures where students passively take down information. Peer instruction is a research-based pedagogy that actively engages students in the classroom and has been shown to dramatically improve conceptual understanding, even in large classes. While successfully implementing peer instruction doesn't require any technology, using the right technology can improve student engagement, increase learning, and make it easier to implement peer instruction in... Read more about Catalyzing Learning Using Peer Instruction and Learning Catalytics
    Learning Catalytics: Socrates Meets Facebook and High Academic Standards, at BLC 2013 (Boston, MA), Tuesday, July 23, 2013:
    Most -- if not all -- of the important skills in our lives are acquired outside the traditional classroom. Peer Instruction is a research-based pedagogy that introduces rigorous problem solving while providing teachers with invaluable real time data. The process has been shown to dramatically improve conceptual understanding and personalize instruction, even in large classes. While successfully implementing Peer Instruction doesn't require any technology, using the right technology can improve student engagement, and dramatically increase learning.

    In this workshop you will learn how to...

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