The 2016 aWEAR Wearable Technologies, Knowledge Development, and Learning Conference was held right before the Thanksgiving holiday at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Researchers and attendees came from all over the world to hear dynamic presentations and have valuable discussions on … Continued
Fashion and Technology unite to Empower Women
“The “Unleash your Creativity Through Technology” Tour brought a multitude of women from diverse fields of study to discuss their issues with current gender inequity and how to progress towards higher education for women.”
Dr. Catherine Spann’s current study on the ideal physical and mental states to help children and adults pay attention and practice self-control was recently covered by UTA. To read more about the study and check out the video, please follow … Continued
Partners across the Digital Learning Research Network met in Arlington, Texas on October 21-22 to update each other on various projects and take the opportunity to collaborate with others during regarding their work, and to consider future directions and collaborations. … Continued
…the article goes on to report the findings from a research report co-authored by Susan Silbey (Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of Humanities, Sociology, and Anthropology at MIT).
Guess what: “It turns out gender makes a big difference” and “Informal interactions with peers and everyday sexism in teams and internships are particularly salient building blocks of [gender] segregation.”
Check out the full story here: MIT News
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at Learning with MOOCs III at the University of Pennsylvania. I missed the first year of the conference, but enjoyed presenting at the second event at Teachers College. Last year’s talk primarily focused on multiple pathways research coming out of the 2014 DALMOOC and I received some good feedback. This year, Matt Crosslin and I presented on multiple pathways/customizable modalities research that also included data from the 2015 HumanMOOC and ongoing work from my for-credit fully-online history courses at the University of Texas at Arlington. Our program session on Multiple Learning Pathways was full of lively discussion and I enjoyed hearing from the other presenters. From the questions, I could glean that most see the value in attempting this level of personalized learning, but simultaneously recognize the challenges. I am excited that I get to continue my research going forward (in particular collaborating with Dragan Gasevic, Nikola Milikic, and Kim Breuer.) For more information on customizable modalities pathways courses, please see Matt’s blog.
Here is the link to the rest of my post: http://jtdellinger.com/general/reflection-on-lwmooc3/