Workshops (Archived)

2017-18 Workshop Series

The focus of this workshop series was on how the science of learning can change teaching practice.

The research on how students learn can inform our teaching in a variety of ways, but the vastness of this literature can be overwhelming. This workshop series will explore four facets of student learning and each will provide concrete strategies for enhancing student learning, whether you teach face-to-face, online or hybrid courses. Each workshop will incorporate the expertise of teaching and learning professionals from the Center for Educational Innovation, Academic Technology Support Services, the Libraries and the Disability Resource Center.

Cognitive Load: Maximizing student learning while minimizing cognitive load (Oct 31, 2017)

Motivation: Fostering students’ motivation to learn (Nov 30, 2017)

Prior Knowledge: Using what students know to help them learn (Feb 8, 2018)

Metacognition: Strategies for Helping Students Learn How to Learn (March 27, 2018)