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Learning Environments

The Skinner Box is an ideal learning environment–for certain kinds of learning: It’s safe to say that liberal learning, complex critical thinking, innovation, indeed all the higher-order thinking skills vital to the 21st century, are not well served by the … Continue reading

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AAC&U Essential Learning Outcomes: LEAP Report

The American Association of Colleges and Universities’ LEAP Project identifies these essential outcomes for 21st-century learners: Technology-enabled active learning can empower and enrich all these outcomes. Recommendation 5 in the document, however, is of special interest in this context: Kindly … Continue reading

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Pedagogy, Faculty, Resources

Three primary elements for evaluating the strength of a program are pedagogy, faculty, and resources. Pedagogy is, of course, the most difficult to gauge for visitors; however, its mix of philosophy, technique, and sense of “mysticism” are the engine that drives faculty engagement … Continue reading

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Communities of Practice for Faculty and Staff

What is a community of practice? Social learning theorist Etienne Wenger is generally credited with inventing the term. Here’s his definition: Communities of practice are formed by people who engage in a process of collective learning in a shared domain … Continue reading

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Visions Of The Possible

Many grand challenges and extraordinary opportunities have already emerged in the digital age. Many more are on the way. All of these challenges will involve computers. All will involve learning. All will involve collaboration. And as the diagram below indicates, … Continue reading

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