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Michelle Miller, PhD Posts

Active learning, active pushback, and what we should take away from a new study of student perceptions

Posted in Higher Education, and Student Success

To most of us with an interest in such things, the idea that active learning = good is not exactly new. So what is world-rocking about what Deslauriers and colleagues did?

Fifteen must-read classic books on human psychology, and what I’m reading (and writing) next

Posted in Academic Life, Cognitive Psychology and Learning, and Higher Education

The making and execution of summer reading lists is a ritual I’ve slowly come around to appreciating.

Facebook’s hold on middle-aged lives, and other reflections on my spring break social media shutdown

Posted in Academic Life, and Technology

About a month ago, I wrote about a social media break I was taking as part of my Technology, Mind, and Brain seminar. I’ve now wrapped up that experiment, and am looking back on what it was like and what it told me.

A new replication study revives the question: Is taking notes by hand really better for students?

Posted in Cognitive Psychology and Learning, Higher Education, and Technology

It’s not the modality of or tools used for notetaking, but the thought processes that go along with it, that matter.