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5 Reasons to Enhance Your Teaching with Microlearning

Dutton Institute Latest Blog Post - Wed, 03/04/2020 - 10:06

Microlearning is a concept that has been well recognized in the training and IT fields, but has yet to become a highly adopted practice in education. That said, microlearning has been steadily gaining attention in higher education due to the number of benefits it offers learners. In fact, one research study found that the use of microlearning objects increased learning and retention of course material by 18% (Mohammed, Wakil, Nawroly, 2018).

5 Reasons to Enhance Your Teaching with Microlearning

Dutton Fac Dev Blog - Wed, 03/04/2020 - 10:06

Microlearning is a concept that has been well recognized in the training and IT fields, but has yet to become a highly adopted practice in education. That said, microlearning has been steadily gaining attention in higher education due to the number of benefits it offers learners. In fact, one research study found that the use of microlearning objects increased learning and retention of course material by 18% (Mohammed, Wakil, Nawroly, 2018).

Open Access to Smithsonian Resources

Dutton Institute Latest Blog Post - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 13:44

Last month, the Smithsonian launched Smithsonian Open Access, a website that provides access to millions of digital artifacts (2D & 3D images, animations, data, audio files, and more). The items are all available under a CC0 license, meaning they are in the public domain and you are free to download, reuse, remix, revise and redistribute, making them a fantastic resource for education.

Open Access to Smithsonian Resources

Dutton Fac Dev Blog - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 13:44

Last month, the Smithsonian launched Smithsonian Open Access, a website that provides access to millions of digital artifacts (2D & 3D images, animations, data, audio files, and more). The items are all available under a CC0 license, meaning they are in the public domain and you are free to download, reuse, remix, revise and redistribute, making them a fantastic resource for education.

Kaltura Video Quiz

Dutton Institute Latest Blog Post - Wed, 02/26/2020 - 14:26

Kaltura is a cloud-based, enterprise-level multimedia platform for storing, streaming, creating and publishing video, video collections, and other media. While all of that’s useful for the work we do, it’s not what makes Kaltura a powerful tool for teaching and learning. Kaltura’s power lies within its Video Quiz feature, which allows you to use video to create active and engaging experiences for students right in Canvas. 

Kaltura Video Quiz

Dutton Fac Dev Blog - Wed, 02/26/2020 - 14:26

Kaltura is a cloud-based, enterprise-level multimedia platform for storing, streaming, creating and publishing video, video collections, and other media. While all of that’s useful for the work we do, it’s not what makes Kaltura a powerful tool for teaching and learning. Kaltura’s power lies within its Video Quiz feature, which allows you to use video to create active and engaging experiences for students right in Canvas. 

Speed Dating with Learning Technologies

Dutton Institute Latest Blog Post - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 13:28

The Dutton e-Education Institute recently hosted its first Speed Dating with Learning Technologies event. This was an opportunity for faculty to get quick and easy introductions to technologies that can be used to enhance teaching in face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. The event featured the following technologies:

Speed Dating with Learning Technologies

Dutton Fac Dev Blog - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 13:28

The Dutton e-Education Institute recently hosted its first Speed Dating with Learning Technologies event. This was an opportunity for faculty to get quick and easy introductions to technologies that can be used to enhance teaching in face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. The event featured the following technologies:

Metacognition - what is it anyway?

Dutton Institute Latest Blog Post - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 16:28

Metacognition is one of those education buzz words we hear when folks are talking about teaching and learning, but what is it and is this something I should be adding to my classroom?  The simple answer is yes. Metacognition, simply put, is the ability to reflect on what you know and what you don’t. Students that capitalize on metacognition are able to recognize when they don’t know something and fill in the gaps by relearning or practicing a skill to become proficient.

Metacognition - what is it anyway?

Dutton Fac Dev Blog - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 16:28

Metacognition is one of those education buzz words we hear when folks are talking about teaching and learning, but what is it and is this something I should be adding to my classroom?  The simple answer is yes. Metacognition, simply put, is the ability to reflect on what you know and what you don’t. Students that capitalize on metacognition are able to recognize when they don’t know something and fill in the gaps by relearning or practicing a skill to become proficient.

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