Teaching with Technology, Transformative Learning

Creating Instructional Videos to Scaffold Learning

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Within the short span of a decade, video tutorials have quickly become a common and pervasive aspect of how we share, consume, and communicate information online.  From yoga and guitar lessons, to cooking and home repair, viewers can learn all sorts of new skills through instructor-led online videos. … Continue reading Creating Instructional Videos to Scaffold Learning

Event Summaries, Transformative Learning

Students-as-Producers: Exploring the Transformative Power of Student-Driven Assignments

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Last week, the Reinert Center held its annual Winter Institute, a day-long series of workshops and presentations focused on some aspect of our annual theme. This year, the focus of the event was Transformative Learning: Students as Producers. Dr. Derek Bruff (Vanderbilt University) kicked off the day with an… Continue reading Students-as-Producers: Exploring the Transformative Power of Student-Driven Assignments

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The Power of “Disorienting Dilemmas”

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center As regular readers of this blog know, the Reinert Center is spending the academic year focused on the theme of transformative learning. We’re offering a set of workshops and web-based resources that can help faculty and graduate students to create transformative learning experiences for their students. However, we also… Continue reading The Power of “Disorienting Dilemmas”

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Designing Courses to Account for Digital Readiness

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center In the past, much attention was paid to a “digital divide” between learners who had and used digital devices versus people who did not.  While the ownership of digital devices continues to grow exponentially, research in how digital technologies impact learning is needed.  Recently, a number of studies… Continue reading Designing Courses to Account for Digital Readiness

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Undergraduate Participation in Research: A High Impact Practice

by Mitch Lorenz, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center This week, a resource guide related to undergraduate involvement in research is being added to our collection of pedagogical materials on our website [link]. This brief overview includes links to articles detailing how undergraduate students benefit from participation in undergraduate research and ways to improve student involvement in… Continue reading Undergraduate Participation in Research: A High Impact Practice

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Autonomy, Structure, and Support

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Self-determination theory (or SDT) is a theory of motivation that articulates the inherent (or intrinsic) factors needed in order for person to exhibit self-motivating and self-determined behaviors.  SDT founders, Edward Deci and Richard Ryan propose there are three intrinsic “nutriments” or behaviors that are not only important for… Continue reading Autonomy, Structure, and Support