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How Grit and Courseware Connect

What characteristics do top achievers share? What separates successful learners from those who are unsuccessful? These are the types of questions psychologist Angela Duckworth has spent over a decade asking and answering. Grit, Self-Control, and Learning According to Duckworth, people who have grit and self-control are more likely to succeed. Grit is the tendency to […]

How to Manage Objections to Student-Centered Learning

The introduction of a student-centered or learner-centered approach to learning can be challenging for both students and instructors. While courseware can help optimize student-centered learning, there can still be pushback at the outset. Here are 7 articles that offer realistic, practical tips on how to navigate resistance to the learner-centered approach. Introducing Student-Centered Learning to Your […]

Self-Assessment Fuels Learning

As 2015 comes to a close, you may find yourself reflecting on the past year. Self-assessment or thinking about what we’ve accomplished or left undone, and what’s led to success or failure, is a process most of us engage in as a closure activity at different times such as at year’s end or after losing […]

Personalized Learning Really Works

Mark Zuckerberg and wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, put personalized learning in the spotlight this month by pledging billions to support it. Here’s what others are saying about personalized learning. Personalized Learning is the Future APLU Awarded $4.6 Million to Advance Personalized Learning and Proactive Advising at Public Universities The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities […]

Zuckerberg Names Personalized Learning #1

 Photo credit: Frederic Legrand – COMEO / Shutterstock.com In Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan’s recent letter to their newborn daughter, Max, they point to personalized learning technology as the key to helping their daughter and others in her generation achieve their goals. As a learning strategy, personalized learning recognizes that students have […]

The Flipped Classroom – 6 Must Read Articles

As instructors implement the flipped classroom with their students, enthusiasm for this learner-centered strategy grows. Learn more about the flipped classroom from these sources: History of the Flipped Classroom Flipped Learning Founders Set the Record Straight by Stephen Noono In this interview with Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, the high school teachers credited with originating the flipped […]

The Relationship between Learning Outcomes and Adaptive Learning

Both the science of learning outcomes or objectives and adaptive learning originated at about the same time in the 1950’s. They have been connected ever since. The goal of both is to enhance cognition which comprises the mental processes involved in knowing, understanding, and thinking. Learning Objectives In the 1950’s, Benjamin Bloom invented a cognitive […]

What Is Learner-Centered?

While there doesn’t seem to be one definition for the student or learner-centered approach in higher education, Barbara McCombs, author of two books on learner-centered teaching, provides a comprehensive definition including the three features discussed below: The core of the LCM [Learner-Centered Model] is that all instructional decisions begin with knowing who the learners are […]

Testing to Learn

President Obama started off this school year by talking about testing. While he highlighted the overuse of standardized testing, others have found that low-stakes testing can actually enhance learning and performance on high-stakes tests. Cognitive psychologist Roddy Roediger is a prime mover in getting people to understand that testing can be a part of learning. Doing well […]

Thumbs Up for Blended Learning

Blended learning or hybrid learning has come a long way from its original concept of brick (classroom) and click (e-learning) in 1999. Just using some media with students doesn’t make it a blended approach anymore. Now, blended learning is usually described as the integration of adaptive courseware yielding learning analytics and face-to-face learning situations such as […]

MOOCs and Digital Innovation

Last week, MIT announced they’re making Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)  part of their admissions process–candidates for their one-year Supply Chain Management master’s program will enhance their chances of acceptance into the program if they successfully complete relevant MOOCs before application. If they are accepted into the program, they will get credit for their online work and […]