Does learning with technology rewire our brains? How can we leverage technology to enhance attention and memory? If you ever ask yourself these questions, you’ll enjoy this conversation with Michelle D. Miller, author of Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology. Michelle is Director of the First Year Learning Initiative and Professor of Psychology at Northern Arizona University.
- How Minds Online contributes to the body of knowledge about online teaching.
- Thinking in new ways about comparing classroom learning with online learning.
- The benefits of blended learning.
- Whether certain ideas about the brain in the popular culture are myths.
- Strategies for improving learner attention.
- A way to conceptualize working memory and long-term memory.
- Strategies for avoiding excessive cognitive load.
- How to use technology to enhance memory.
- Why irrelevant or disconnected information won’t be remembered and what to do about it.
- Ways to promote learning transfer in online instruction.
- Key research findings on using multimedia in online learning.
TIME: 32 minutes
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- Michelle’s book: Mind’s Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology
- Michelle’s blog: Minds-Online Blog
- Michelle on Twitter: @mdmillerphd
- Michelle on Facebook
- Articles and essays:
- At The Conversation, read Michelle Miller’s look at how millennials—a population frequently lauded as “digital natives” and for their facility with multitasking—really deal with technology in the classroom
- On KTEP (El Paso, TX)’s Focus on Campus, listen to Michelle Miller discuss helpful techniques from cognitive psychology that both students and teachers can use to improve learning and memory
- At Inside Higher Ed, read Miller’s essay on the module she designed to educate students about the limits of attention—and just how much they miss when they choose to multitask
- At the Chronicle of Higher Education, read more about Miller’s research into how online tools and strategies can increase access to education and improve learning experiences
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