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The Questions We Start With

Angela Brown - November 18, 2015 9:00 am MST
CL Society 420: Santiago bus stop

Students are People First

Matthew Morris - November 16, 2015 10:20 am MST
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Waking Up at Educause

Susan Adams - November 10, 2015 9:00 am MST
Self-organized Learning Environments (SOLE): an Interview
The following is an interview with Joseph Jamison, the Pedagogy Innovation Specialist at Pencils of Promise, an innovative “for purpose” nonprofit organization…
Combating End-of-Semester Blues: a #facdevchat Discussion
It’s a chaotic time of year for those of us working in higher education. The semester is ending, the weather…
The Questions We Start With
I help people with problems; it’s my job and also my nature to do so. When my helping is in…
Students are People First
This piece was originally posted on the author’s blog on November 9, 2015. “I hope Walmart is still hiring by…
Waking Up at Educause
Walking through the doors of the main hall at the convention center for the general session, my jaw drops. Flashing…
Reflective Writing: a #facdevchat Discussion
In anticipation of Digital Writing Month, we’ll be hosting a #facdevchat discussion on the merits of reflective writing in faculty…
Not-yetness: Examples
The following was originally published on the author’s blog on April 14, 2015. This post follows up on Amy’s previous post here…
The Questions We Ask
Before I talk about faculty development, I want to tell you about the best day I ever had as a…
Not-Yetness
The following was originally published on the author’s blog on April 9, 2015. The subject of “not-yetness” will be discussed…
Blending in K-12: How Teachers are Using Technology to Change the Classroom
In September 2015, the Research and Education group at Instructure released the “Blending in K-12: How Teachers are Using Technology to…
Institutional Constraints on Critical Faculty Development: a #facdevchat Discussion
On Monday September 28th at 4pm EDT, Maha Bali, Lee Skallerup Bessette, and Keep Learning will be hosting the first-ever…
Critical Faculty Development: 5 Steps to Foster Better Course Redesign
This academic year for the first time since I entered my first college classroom to teach 36 short years ago…
All the First Days
This post was originally published on the author’s blog on September 8, 2015. Today is the first day of school…
Put On Your Mask Before Helping Others
This piece was originally published on The EduOptimists on April 11, 2015. I fly at least twice a month. When…
What about Qualitative Research in the “New Data Science of Learning?”
This post was originally published on the author’s blog on August 28, 2015. An email I once received from a…
On Supporting Emergent Learning for Faculty
I write this post in the wake of watching Amy Collier and Jesse Stommel’s keynote address on emergent learning for…
Forming Hybrid Community
A course, whether it takes place in the physical space of a classroom, the digital space of a LMS, or…
Back to School with Annotation: 10 Ways to Annotate with Students
This post has the hypothes.is application embedded and is annotated by the author. You can click and expand the sidecar to view…
Debunking the “Safe Space” Myth
I have been teaching for four years and have always considered my classroom to be a safe space. I envisioned…
Networks as Relationships
First, think about your favorite color. Then, turn to the person sitting next to you. Extend your hand, say hello, state…
Are Apps Becoming the New Worksheet?
This post originally appeared on Educating Modern Learners. My seven-year-old daughter loves school. She will line up her stuffed animals…
Social Connectedness Through Digital Feedback: Connecting the Whole Class
The positive feeling people get from staying in touch with friends and family can extend to students and teachers in…
Increased Social Connectedness through Digital Peer Learning
In August 2015, the Research and Education group at Instructure released the “Increased Social Connectedness through Digital Peer Learning” white…
Organized Chaos: How Active Learning Impacts Organizational Structures in Higher Education
As hinted in the EDUCAUSE Review for July and August, active learning is one of several concepts that are changing…
A Pedagogy of Empowerment: Taking a Leap of Faith
This post was originally published at DML Research Hub. In a previous article written for my Digital Media & Learning Research Hub blog, “Striving…
Balancing Introversion and Extroversion in the Classroom
In her recent book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain suggests that…
Reflective Writing for Faculty Development: the 9x9x25 Project
Teaching can be a very isolating profession. We often find ourselves in our separate offices, with the doors cracked just…
Teachers Using Twitter: The New “Professional Learning Network”
This post was originally published on the author’s blog on July 13, 2015. A few months ago, I decided to…
Critical Interdisciplinarity: Dynamic Training for Dynamic Learning
What counts as good teaching? Whose interests are served in framing a definition? Given its centrality to higher education, what…
What Relationships Do for Learning
The following post was originally published on the author’s web site on July 9, 2015. “No significant learning occurs without…
Self-regulated Learning, Edtech, and the Practice of Pedagogy
The following is an interview with Phil Hill, Co-Publisher of the e-Literate blog, Co-Producer of e-Literate TV, and Partner at MindWires Consulting. As part…
Four Simple Student-centered Learning Techniques
This post appeared in its original form, under the title “Why Start with Pedagogy? 4 Good Reasons, 4 Good Solutions“,…
Project-Based Learning: The Role of the Creative Thinking Advocate
Project-Based Learning (PBL) challenges students to collaborate in a team in order to solve a real world problem independent from…
Arrested (Professional) Development
This post was originally published in Educating Modern Learners on September 8, 2014. By now, you’ve probably seen it: the…
Flipping an Online Class
This article was originally published on Kris Shaffer’s blog on May 13, 2015. Dr. Shaffer will be offering a three-week…
Four Essential Elements of Student-Centered Learning
On June 17th, Jared Stein delivered a general session presentation at InstructureCon in Park City, Utah. The presentation focused on…
The More I Teach, the Less I Preach
This article is part of an ongoing series on faculty development on Keep Learning, a space initiated and co-facilitated by…
Is Personalized Learning Always Student Centered?
I began this year with somewhat of an impossible task. I started a new job, transplanting myself from the suburbs…
Student-centered Learning: A Glossary
In June, 2015, the Research and Education Department at Instructure published a glossary of terms associated with student-centered learning. The…
Make Me Learn More Better
I get the feeling that people think of students’ interactions in an LMS in one of two ways: as autonomous…
Letter Grades Inhibit Deep Learning. They Must Die.
This post was originally published on the EduNut blog on April 5, 2015. In the world of school, grades are…
Profound Technologies: a Commencement Address
The following is a commencement address delivered by John Seely Brown at Arizona State University on May 11, 2015. The…
Teachable Moments: Letting Students Drive Your Lessons
In anticipation of InstructureCon 2015, Keep Learning is currently working around the theme of student-centered learning. This post was originally…
If You Can’t Change Higher Ed Overnight, Change Your Classroom. Here’s How!
The following article was published on HASTAC on April 18, 2015. We’ve chosen to repost it here because of its…
Remembering to Be Learners
On June 16, 2015 at InstructureCon in Park City, UT, Instructure will host its first unconference focused on student-centered learning.…
Bridging the Gap: Technology-enhanced Teaching in Higher Ed and Corporate
Back when I was actively working as an instructional designer in higher ed, I didn’t think much about the field…
Student Centered Learning: Exploring Deep Structure
I was teaching a college preparatory Pre-Calculus class to twenty students who were mostly seniors. Early in the year I…
Innovation through Reflection: a Call for Teachers
“Didn’t we have bigger dreams for instructional technology?” ~ Phil Hill at ITC 2015 It is a truism that learning…
Student Agency in Canvas Groups
College students want opportunities to practice being professionals, but they infrequently have those opportunities because so much of their lives…
Learning beyond the Course
This piece was previously published at Educating Modern Learners in September 2014. A lot of the most valuable learning that…