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Khan Academy Founder Proposes a New Type of College

Salman Khan’s thoughts on the future of education – one that advocates for greater emphasis on mentoring and less emphasis on grading – resonate deeply with me. I am remembering my first grad school encounter with Robert M. Pirsig’s 1974 novel, “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values,” and thinking about his … Continue reading

Data Analysis Training Institute of Connecticut (DATIC) Workshops in Summer 2013

From my AERA-C: Learning and Instruction Forum: Data Analysis Training Institute of Connecticut (DATIC) will be offering three one-week workshops in the summer of 2013 at the University of Connecticut.  Online registration is currently open.  Space is limited to 24 participants per workshop, so please register early. For more information or to register for the … Continue reading

Virtual Academic Writing Room

Virtual Academic Writing Room to boost your productivity in 2013. Academic Coaching and Writing (ACW) is offering a 12-week virtual Writing Room to help participants establish and maintain a daily writing practice. They are offering this initiative free to those who sign up to work with a coach for three months. To be eligible for … Continue reading

Introduction to Problem-Based Learning

From my POD listserv:  Introduction to Problem-Based Learning January 23-25, 2013 on the University of Delaware main campus in Newark, Delaware You are invited to participate in a three-day introductory PBL session to be offered at the University of Delaware (UD) on Jan. 23-25, 2013. This workshop series will demonstrate problem-based learning (PBL) and model ways … Continue reading

The second National Forum on Active Learning Classrooms

From my POD listserv: The second National Forum on Active Learning Classrooms with take place on August 2-4, 2013 at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Held in the Science Teaching and Student Services Building—the largest SCALE-UP installation in the world—the Forum builds on the success of the 2011 inaugural event with an expanded set … Continue reading

Recommendations on Classroom Architecture for Learning

Some great resources on innovative and effective learning spaces, from my POD listserv: EDUCAUSE (‘Learning Spaces’ ebook) http://www.educause.edu/research-and-publications/books/learning-spaces A wonderful resource for creative ideas about how to use space to improve learning, teaching, and student engagement. EDUCAUSE (general resources) http://www.educause.edu/library/technology-enhanced-classrooms Extensive ECUCAUSE resources and library on technology-enhanced classrooms. JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) http://www.jisc.ac.uk/eli_learningspaces.html Excellent … Continue reading

Call for abstracts to the University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching conference

from my ISSoTL listserv: Call for abstracts to the University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching conference Sixth Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference Friday 19th April 2013 The conference is open to all members of the University community with an interest in learning and teaching, and to a number of external contributors and … Continue reading

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