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Michelle Miller, PhD Posts

Is your IHE truly teaching-focused? It probably isn’t, and if you teach, you’ve seen the signs.

Posted in Academic Life, Higher Education, Ideas and Resources, and Trends and Change

In last week’s Chronicle Teaching Newsletter, reporter Beth McMurtrie offers a thoughtful reflection on the valuing, and devaluing, of teaching within higher education. Sparked by a conference put on by a high-profile national organization, her points echo ones I’ve heard,…

Revisiting the cognition-motivation connection: What the latest research says about engaging students in the work of learning

Posted in About Minds Online, Academic Life, Ideas and Resources, Student Success, and Trends and Change

I sometimes tell a story about my first solo book, Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology, involving a crisis that hit about 2/3 of the way through writing it. I forget what topic I’d originally planned to cover in chapter…

One big thing I’ll keep from my remote-redesigned courses this year (Hint: It’s got nothing to do with technology)

Posted in Academic Life, Course Redesign, and Technology

For a few months now, optimists have been pointing to one upside of the pivot to online instruction.