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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…

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?