Technologies for Student Engagement

Technologies for Student Engagement By Melanie Greene At this past weekend’s Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, hosted by the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Mount Royal University, there was a lot of talk about the use of technology for boosting student engagement and promoting active learning pedagogies. Here is a snippet of technological

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Adopting technologies solutions on Higher Education: Challenges!

Professional Development – Technologies adaptation – Technology literacy –  Blog By Mauricio Rivera Quijano The Educause Horizon Report 2019 presents a list of Significant Challenges Impeding Technology Adoption in Higher education. In the report we find that we in Canada can relate to almost the same challenges that all US universities and colleges are facing

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Welcome to the Science Education Journal Club

The Science Education & Learning Innovation Team (SciLIFT) is organizing a monthly get together for faculty and instructional staff to discuss articles on effective teaching and learning practices from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Higher Education, and Science literature. Please join us for these discussions! There will be one 1 hour session held each month on

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Visit to Digital Scholarship Centre

We visited the brand new Digital Scholarship Centre at the 2nd floor of the Cameron Library. These facilities have many features and technologies that can be utilized in teaching.  Currently faculty, student and staff have free access to several 3D printers, laser cutter, high performance computing, collaborative spaces with technology, seminar rooms with conference connections,

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THE ROLE OF THE INSTRUCTOR

Introduction If you were to ask a classroom of students at a Canadian University why they are working toward a bachelor’s degree, you would hear several responses.  “A better job” or “better future” might be common, since a university education is an effective method for social mobility. [1][2][3][4][5]. Other students may say “I am interested

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Concept Inventories: Physics Inventory of Critical Thinking (PICT)

Interview validation of the Physics Lab Inventory of Critical Thinking K. N. Quinn, C. Wieman, and N. G. Holmes Stanford University https://arxiv.org/pdf/1802.02424.pdf Recent work in physics undergraduate education examines the benefits of various teaching styles.  In order to do this, there must be a measurable effect on student outcomes.  Performing well on a course test

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Learning in Virtual Reality: Phases of the Moon

Virtual Reality as a Teaching Tool for Moon Phases and Beyond J.H. Madden, A. S. Won, J. P. Schuldt, B. Kim, S. Pandita, Y. Sun, T. J. Stone, and N. G. Holmes Cornell University https://arxiv.org/pdf/1807.11179.pdf Virtual reality (VR) experiences are increasingly being used not only for casual gaming, but also training and rehabilitation, particularly in

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