Mark Zimmerman’s Student Work: Spring 2016

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The Benefits of the Correct Warm up

Many people love to workout because it helps them stay fit, makes them feel better, and keeps them healthy. Some individuals do not like to warm up. So today, we must talk about the importance of warming up correctly. Warming up and stretching can be beneficial in so many ways. For example, it increases body […]

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Why Is Farce Funny?

By Dr. Pamela Washington At rehearsal of A Flea in Her Ear last night, I witnessed the physicality of farce at its best and couldn’t help but laugh out loud when Histangua kicks Chandler into a closet threatening him with a gun and again when Laura aggressively backs Tournel onto a desk. I went home […]

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A Clarion Call

A new era has commenced.  This is a time to keep our minds and hearts open, and to find common ground rooted in immutable values, those principles that call us to action and to connect with each other to insure possibilities for those in our charge and those who will follow us.  It is a […]

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Evolutionary and Revolutionary Transformative Learning

Evolutionary and Revolutionary Transformative Learning

  Kroth and Boverie (2009) developed a 4-cell grid to conceptualize the mix between the speed of Transformative Learning (TL, which they characterize as “Discovering”) and whether the TL occurred because the prompt to change was imposed from outside or because the learner intentionally put herself into the transformative scenario: Quadrant 1 represents a transformative […]

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Biggest teaching challenges ranked 1-8 from the Top Hat 2016 Professor Pulse Survey: 1: Students not paying attention or participating in class; 2: Students not comprehending the material; 3: Not enough time to do research; 4: Students not coming to class; 5: Other; 6: Not enough time to prepare for class; 7: Administrative overhead; 8: Pre-lecture anxiety.

What’s Your Biggest Teaching Challenge?

Source: Top Hat’s 2016 Professor Pulse Survey was conducted between August and November 2016. The 21,558 respondents are primarily employees of public and private colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Australia. Click on the image for more information from the source.  

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Exploring Applications for Blended Learning

Recently, the preview of the 2017 NMC Horizon Report was published listing emerging trends and issues facing higher education learning environments. One of the “short-term trends” highlighted in the report was exploring blended learning designs. Blended learning is the process of combining multiple learning spaces, such as online or classroom spaces, in a single unified […]

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Celebrating Diversity in Scholarship

Captured in two of Central’s six tenets, global and cultural competencies and research, scholarly and creative activities are prevalent throughout the UCO campus, in both curricular and extra-curricular settings. However, one student group is celebrating its diversity, while promoting research, scholarship and creativity.   Diverse Student Scholars (DSS) is a group comprised of both undergraduate and graduate […]

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Taking Paws to De-Stress

College can be stressful. It’s a well-known fact that between classes, extra-curricular activities, social events and jobs, college students can experience high levels of stress. In order to help students de-stress, Central’s Center for Counseling and Well-Being hosts a weekly event “Stress Paws” with three H.A.L.O.-certified therapy dogs. Human Animal Link of Oklahoma (H.A.L.O.) was […]

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Ride-Sharing is Caring

For the Fall 2016 semester, the UCO Student Association (UCOSA) partnered with Uber to offer free rides to UCO students on the weekends. In typical college student fashion, Bronchos took full advantage of the situation. Here’s a look at what a few students had to say about their experiences: The Singing Student “I frequently use […]

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My visit to Tacoma, Washington for the International Transformative Learning Conference 2016

Written by Ed Cunliff, Ph.D., Professor of Adult and Higher Education-    I discovered the International Transformative Learning Conference through their proceedings about twelve years ago and was as impressed with it then as I was during the recent gathering in Tacoma, WA. This biennial conference was held on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University, outside […]

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The Perfect Storm for Transformative Learning?

[A]t the very moment when we have more varied ideas, thoughts and opinions on our campuses, we also have students who are less equipped and perhaps less eager to have challenging discussions. — José Antonio Bowen, President, Goucher College (2016, Dec. 7)   And, one might ask, what ideas or opinions are worth discussing? What […]

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Winter Wonderland

Her large, bright eyes were beaming with excitement. His smile was wider than it had been in months. Laughter of all pitches was filling the air and joy in all amounts was flooding the room. These are just a few of the timeless holiday moments that took place this past Friday. 

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