Creating Compelling Learning Value Propositions

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The Quest for Learner “Engagement”

When educators think about their aspirations for the students who enroll in their classes, a common desire is for students to be “engaged.” The goal of creating engagement is widely discussed in transformative teaching and learning literature, conferences, and publications; however, for many educators this . . .  read more

When Great Lessons Fail…

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“Best if Used By…” – An Activity’s Shelf Life

We have all experienced the process of teaching a lesson semester after semester and one day realize that lesson is losing its value. What happened? Did the examples become less relevant? Is the content not as exciting to students anymore? Are the techniques used to teach the content less . . .  read more

Unlocking the Secrets of Learning Innovation

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Written by Bucky J. Dodd, PhD –

The Institute for Learning Environment Design recently attended the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate conference in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to catching up with many of our collaborators from other institutions, we also unveiled a new visual analytics tool for accelerating learning innovation . . .  read more

Starting the Intellectual Engine Online

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Writen by Tracy Fairless, M.A., Director of Learning Design, Center for eLearning and Connected Environments –

“Students should be made to grapple with the material and receive authentic practice in thinking like an expert,” said Carl Wieman, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and associate director of the White House Office of Science and . . .  read more

Modeling The “Openness” of Learning Environments

Dr. Bucky Dodd

Article written by Bucky J. Dodd, Ph.D., Center for eLearning and Connected Environments-

Openness and Learning Environments

Technology constantly gives us new and exciting ways of enhancing learning experiences. Early digital technologies focused on opening new delivery channels. We continue to see digital learning technologies transform the way we connect and learn from other people. . . .  read more

The Design of Transformation

Dr. Bucky Dodd

Introduction

Having the opportunity to work with many education and business organizations, I’ve noticed a common challenge many are working to overcome. This challenge is not necessary the use of technology, the achievement or organizational priorities, or even the talent development of people.

The core challenge is innovation.

The issues of technology, . . .  read more