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Just Say No: Learning Styles

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Research
Knowledge You Can Count On
More Knowledge is Better
Cell-Phone-based Clickers Increase Student Learning
Meta-Analysis Reveals Flipped Classes Lead to Increased Learning
Computers in Human Behavior, 2018
Journal of Food Science Education, 2018
Medical Education, 2018
When you know more you have more power.
Using cell-phone-based clickers in class to review and apply content led to increased student academic performance on weekly content and application quizzes from 82% to 85%.
Comparing flipped and lecture classes across 46 studies demonstrates that learning within a flipped class leads to higher exam scores and final grades than within a lecture-based class.
Hot Topics
Understandings of the Lastest Issues
Personalized Learning
Growth Mindset

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What's Your Biggest Challenge?
  • Creating a New Course
  • Motivationg Students to Learn
  • Integrating Technology into the Class
  • Creating Effective Assignments
  • Fair and Effective Grading
Research-based solutions are available to these and other sticky teaching situations.
Strategies
Fostering Learning through Processing
Summarization
Flipping
Just-in-Time Teaching

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Technology
Leveraging Technology for Learning
Augmented Reality
Flipgrid
Learning Analytics

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Design
Learn's Not Magic, It's by Design
Course Embedded Assessment
General Education Alignment

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Q & A
You Ask, We Answer
What are signature assignments?
How does flipping work?

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  • Plan a course
  • Write a syllabus
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Learn how to design, develop, implement, and evaluate effective courses.
Resources
Other Sources of Teaching and Learning Knowledge
T & L Books
T & L Conferences
T & L Journals

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What is Deep and Flexible Learning?

Researchbased solutions for fostering student's deep and flexible learning

Processing

Develop instruction that requires students to actively process their knowledge and experiences.

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Applying

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