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Cub Kahn

Evidence-Based Higher Education: Is the Learning Styles 'Myth' Important? - 0 views

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    "The basic idea behind the use of 'Learning Styles' is that learners can be categorized into one or more 'styles' (e.g., Visual, Auditory, Converger) and that teaching students according to their style will result in improved learning. This idea has been repeatedly tested and there is currently no evidence to support it. . . . We argue that the interests of all may be better served by promoting evidence-based approaches to Higher Education."
Cub Kahn

Stop Assigning Team Projects...Unless... - 3 views

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    Research findings: "Faculty who assign team projects without preparing their students to work in teams greatly increase the likelihood that students will have a negative experience and student learning and performance will suffer. Teaching teamwork content is necessary but not sufficient for important educational and performance outcomes. Providing ongoing teamwork support is critical to team success and student learning."
Cub Kahn

Reimagining Faculty Development: Organic Innovation for Change - 1 views

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    Resources and ideas from CSU Channel Islands for faculty development, especially blended and online, including slides from a presentation their Teaching and Learning Innovations team did at OLC Innovate. Content and approaches include a toolbox, Facebook, Twitter, learning communities, course construction workshops and a faculty/staff blog. Impressive.
warrenebb

Labster TED talk - teachers need to embrace the tech - 3 views

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    11 minute TED talk by the company making cool virtual labs in Unity. notes that students are bored by classic classroom teaching, and most of the current "innovations" in online teaching involve putting that same boring approach online. backs it up with some research.
    Points out that when you make an entertaining virtual lab with a story, students forget to check facebook for hours. Final takeaway is that the tech is here, and the next leap forward in education will come when teachers adopt it.
Karen Watte

Does it really take longer to create an online course? - eCampus News - 2 views

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    Components of development and delivery: Content development, pre-semester setup, and overall involvement in the class decrease in time consumption by the third iteration. Yet, Grading & Assessment time consumption actually increases. The survey found that [of the respondents]: Learning curves: The problems, "myths," and concerns associated with online course development and delivery are more likely associated with pedagogy than with technology.
Cub Kahn

Gagne's 9 Events of Instruction - 5 views

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    The "Application to All Courses" section and the "Example" section both note applications of Gagne's 9 Events that fit online and hybrid courses.
Cub Kahn

U.S. Postsecondary Faculty in 2015 - 1 views

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    Gates Foundation survey: "The research illuminates how different internal and external factors (motivational, behavioral, contextual enablers/barriers, values, beliefs, and demographics) come together to influence faculty members' willingness to learn about new pedagogies, incorporate new ideas in their work, and spread new ideas regarding teaching and learning to peers and campus leaders."
warrenebb

Why Academics' Writing Stinks - 2 views

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    I thought this was a funny and insightful explanation into why smart academics find it impossible to write directly or clearly. It's kinda long (ironically?) but eventually starts listing a few good (specific) insights. Thought yall might enjoy from a "how can we improve communication and content" perspective.
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    Great article -- and a real issue in some online courses, where we often need more of a technical writing style, such as numbered lists for directions instead of super-long paragraphs. Thanks for sharing!
Cub Kahn

Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics - 3 views

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    Abstract: This is the largest and most comprehensive metaanalysis of undergraduate
    STEM education published to date. The results raise questions about the continued use of traditional lecturing as a control in research studies, and support active learning as the preferred, empirically validated teaching practice in regular classrooms.
warrenebb

Games concerned with mitigating cognitive bias - 0 views

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    I just thought this cool. Not clear how valuable the game actually is (not a lot of deets). but I love the idea of re-purposing the classic game of Clue into scenarios based on real terrorist plots, with a goal of identifying and mitigating the cognitive and anchoring bias inherent in us all. ... I also love that they came up with MACBETH as an acronym. :)
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    good evidence showing ability of games to result in longer retention of information ---- "8 weeks later the effects of the game were still there -- not so for the video"
Karen Watte

Social Teaching by Design - Sample Assignments Using Social & Mobile Tools - 1 views

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    Good selection of tools for online presentations, etc.
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