Category Archives: Active learning

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Getting students involved

Some of my students, like Jennifer’s are not interested in using the technology. Most are timid about hooking up their device to the equipment but many are not even bringing their devices. Interesting because in my section that meets in … Continue reading

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Active Learning

http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q3/purdue-receives-2.3-million-federal-grant-to-study-active-learning.html Nice to see grant support for these types of efforts.

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Active Learning

I happened upon the blog Small Pond Science:  (http://smallpondscience.com/2014/08/27/its-nice-to-have-administrators-you-can-trust/)  The author spends a lot of time talking about active learning and how his administration seems to equate that with tech heavy environments.  With that reflection in mind, I would be curious … Continue reading

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What’s in a name…?

Just wanted to share a technique that I used Tuesday night in my first class, Media Literacy, at GVSU in one of their LEARNLABS! It is a twist on having everyone introduce themselves. ACTIVITY OUTCOME: EVERYONE in the class will … Continue reading

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Reflections on the First Day

Yesterday I taught two sections of my course. One section was in STARR 204 and the other was in the Learn Lab. In STARR 204, I wanted to organize the desks into group configurations before class, but somebody was using … Continue reading

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Teaching UNIV 101 – College Study Methods in the Learn Lab – Fall 2014

I am excited about having the opportunity to teach in the Learn Lab this semester.  I will be teaching UNIV 101 – College Study Methods.  This is a college academic survival skills and study techniques course.  I believe that the … Continue reading

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Teaching Inquiry

There are many things about teaching in the Learn Lab that excite me. For example, the ability to seamlessly transition into and out of using Excel will be particularly nice. However, I have to say that the most exciting aspect … Continue reading

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