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    Transform your teaching with Perusall, at Webinar, Thursday, November 12, 2020:
    Learning is a social experience — it requires interactions and interactivity. The coronavirus pandemic has been a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. Moving some tasks to an online format suggests that many activities that have traditionally been synchronous and instructor-paced, can be made asynchronous and self-paced. Through Perusall, Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, will demonstrate how to move information transfer and sense-making... Read more about Transform your teaching with Perusall
    Get your students to read: Transform learning with Perusall, at Webinar, University System of Georgia, Thursday, November 19, 2020:

    Learning is a social experience — it requires interactions and interactivity. The coronavirus pandemic has been a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. Moving some tasks to an online format suggests that many activities that have traditionally been synchronous and instructor-paced, can be made asynchronous and self-paced. Through Perusall, Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, will demonstrate how to move information transfer and sense-making...

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    Transform Your Classroom with Perusall (A workshop), at Webinar, Saturday, November 21, 2020:
    Learning is a social experience — it requires interactions and interactivity. The coronavirus pandemic has been a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. Moving some tasks to an online format suggests that many activities that have traditionally been synchronous and instructor-paced, can be made asynchronous and self-paced. Through Perusall, Eric Mazur will demonstrate how to move information transfer and sense-making online and make it interactive, promoting social interactions between students. In addition, he will discuss how the platform promotes intrinsic and extrinsic... Read more about Transform Your Classroom with Perusall (A workshop)
    Transform your teaching with Perusall, at Webinar, Wednesday, December 2, 2020
    Learning is a social experience — it requires interactions and interactivity. The coronavirus pandemic has been a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. Moving some tasks to an online format suggests that many activities that have traditionally been synchronous and instructor-paced, can be made asynchronous and self-paced. Through Perusall, Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, will demonstrate how to move information transfer and sense-making... Read more about Transform your teaching with Perusall
    Education, post-coronavirus, at Day of Educational Transformation, KAIST, South-Korea, Thursday, December 3, 2020:
    The rapid transition to online teaching necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic has been a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. Moving to an online format suggests that many activities that have traditionally been synchronous and instructor-paced, can be made asynchronous and self-paced. What may have seemed like a challenge, is a great opportunity to improve the quality of education.
    Transform your teaching with Perusall, at Webinar, Thursday, December 10, 2020:
    Learning is a social experience — it requires interactions and interactivity. The coronavirus pandemic has been a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. Moving some tasks to an online format suggests that many activities that have traditionally been synchronous and instructor-paced, can be made asynchronous and self-paced. Through Perusall, Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, will demonstrate how to move information transfer and sense-making... Read more about Transform your teaching with Perusall
    Assessment: The Silent Killer of Learning, at Cardiff University, UK, Wednesday, January 27, 2021:
    Why is it that stellar students sometimes fail in the workplace while dropouts succeed? One reason is that most, if not all, of our current assessment practices are inauthentic. Just as the lecture focuses on the delivery of information to students, so does assessment often focus on having students regurgitate that same information back to the instructor. Consequently, assessment fails to focus on the skills that are relevant in life in the 21st century. Assessment has been called the "hidden curriculum" as it is an important driver of students' study habits. Unless we rethink our approach to... Read more about Assessment: The Silent Killer of Learning
    Transform your teaching with Perusall, at Webinar, Wednesday, February 24, 2021:
    Learning is a social experience — it requires interactions and interactivity. The coronavirus pandemic has been a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. Moving some tasks to an online format suggests that many activities that have traditionally been synchronous and instructor-paced, can be made asynchronous and self-paced. Through Perusall, Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, will demonstrate how to move information transfer and sense-making... Read more about Transform your teaching with Perusall
    Assessment for learning, at Best Teachers Institute 2021, Saturday, February 27, 2021:

    Why is it that stellar students sometimes fail in the workplace while dropouts succeed? One reason is that most, if not all, of our current assessment practices are inauthentic. Just as the lecture focuses on the delivery of information to students, so does assessment often focus on having students regurgitate that same information back to the instructor. Consequently, assessment fails to focus on the skills that are relevant in life in the 21st century. Assessment has been called the "hidden curriculum" as it is an important driver of students' study habits. Unless we rethink our...

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    Transform your teaching with Perusall, at Online, Monday, March 8, 2021:

    Learning is a social experience — it requires interactions and interactivity. The coronavirus pandemic has been a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. Moving some tasks to an online format suggests that many activities that have traditionally been synchronous and instructor-paced, can be made asynchronous and self-paced. Through Perusall, Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, will demonstrate how to move information transfer and sense-making...

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    Transform your teaching using Perusall, at Vanderbilt University, Friday, March 12, 2021:
    Learning is a social experience — it requires interactions and interactivity. The coronavirus pandemic has been a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. Moving some tasks to an online format suggests that many activities that have traditionally been synchronous and instructor-paced, can be made asynchronous and self-paced. Through Perusall, Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, will demonstrate how to move information transfer and sense-making... Read more about Transform your teaching using Perusall
    Using project- and team-based learning to promote ownership of learning., at Faculty Development Workshop, Touro College, New Your, NY

    The teaching of physics to engineering students has remained stagnant for close to a century. In this novel team-based, project-based approach, we break the mold by giving students ownership of their learning. This new course has no standard lectures or exams, yet students’ conceptual gains are significantly greater than those obtained in traditional courses. The course blends six best practices to deliver a learning experience that helps students develop important skills, including communication, estimation, problem solving, and team skills, in addition to a solid conceptual...

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    Transform your teaching with Perusall, at Webinar, Wednesday, April 21, 2021:

    Learning is a social experience — it requires interactions and interactivity. The coronavirus pandemic has been a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. Moving some tasks to an online format suggests that many activities that have traditionally been synchronous and instructor-paced, can be made asynchronous and self-paced. Through Perusall, Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, will demonstrate how to move information transfer and sense-making...

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    Designing effective questions for Peer Instruction and formative assessment, at Faculty Development Workshop, Touro College, New York, NY, Friday, April 23, 2021:
    The basic goals of Peer Instruction are to encourage and make use of student interaction during classes, while focusing students' attention on underlying concepts and techniques. The method centers around asking interactive questions, called ConcepTests, that help students build understanding. In this workshop, participants will learn how to design good ConcepTests.
    Remote Teaching was a Disaster. Was it?, at LInc Exchange, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Monday, May 17, 2021
    Emergencies have a tendency to fast-forward societal processes. The pandemic catapulted schools and universities into online teaching, causing instructors and students to struggle to adapt to a new reality. By the end of 2020, the public opinion on remote teaching and learning soured. The verdict in the media was crystal clear: remote teaching was a disaster. Is it really that bad? Join me in analyzing how I transitioned my team- and project-based course to remote teaching and discovered some surprising results.
    Remote Learning was a Disaster. Was it?: Reflections on a year of remote teaching, at UNC Higher Education Flipped Learning Conference, Thursday, June 3, 2021

    The pandemic catapulted schools and universities into remote teaching, forcing instructors and students to scramble to adapt to a new reality. By the end of 2020, public opinion on the remote teaching and learning “experiment” had soured. The verdict in the media was crystal clear: remote teaching is a disaster. Is it really that bad? Join me in analyzing how I transitioned my team- and project-based course to remote teaching and discovered some surprising results. And learn why I might not go back.


     
    Getting every student ready for every class: How to make your pre-class assignments more socially engaging, at UNC Higher Education Flipped Learning Conference, Friday, June 4, 2021
    Learning is a social experience — it requires interactions and interactivity. The coronavirus pandemic has been a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. Moving some tasks to an online format suggests that many activities that have traditionally been synchronous and instructor-paced, can be made asynchronous and self-paced. Through Perusall, Eric Mazur will demonstrate how to move information transfer and sense-making online and make it interactive, promoting social interactions between students. In addition, he will discuss how the platform promotes intrinsic and extrinsic... Read more about Getting every student ready for every class: How to make your pre-class assignments more socially engaging
    Remote Learning was a Disaster. Was it?: Reflections on a year of remote teaching, at Sthem Brasil — Formação de Gestores, Wednesday, June 16, 2021:

    The pandemic catapulted schools and universities into remote teaching, forcing instructors and students to scramble to adapt to a new reality. By the end of 2020, public opinion on the remote teaching and learning “experiment” had soured. The verdict in the media was crystal clear: remote teaching is a disaster. Is it really that bad? Join me in analyzing how I transitioned my team- and project-based course to remote teaching and discovered some surprising results. And learn why I might not go back.

    Interactive Learning, online and in-person, at IAP Symposium on Innovative Leadership: Transforming Higher Education in the Digital Age , Monday, June 21, 2021:

    Learning is a social experience — it requires interactions and interactivity. The coronavirus pandemic has been a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. Moving some tasks to an online format suggests that many activities that have traditionally been synchronous and instructor-paced, can be made asynchronous and self-paced. Eric Mazur will demonstrate how to move information transfer and sense-making online and make it interactive, promoting social interactions between students. In addition, he will discuss how the use of an online platform can promote intrinsic...

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    Innovating education to educate innovators, at NMES Faculty Education Network – Distinguished Speaker Series, KIng's College, London, UK, Friday, June 25, 2021:

    Education is more than just transfer of information, yet that is what is mostly done in large introductory courses -- instructors present material (even though this material might be readily available in printed form) and for students the main purpose of lectures is to take down as many notes as they can. Few students have the ability, motivation, and discipline to synthesize all the information delivered to them. Yet synthesis is perhaps the most important -- and most elusive -- aspect of education. I will show how shifting the focus in lectures from delivering information to...

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