Active Learning Spaces: Lessons Learned in the United States

Screen Shot 2019-11-06 at 1.19.25 PMScreen Shot 2019-11-06 at 1.19.33 PM

Lesson 1: Put Students at the Center

One important lesson confirmed at the ELI Annual Meeting is that the student experience must form the starting point for innovating classrooms. During the conference, Liv Gjestvang (Ohio State University) and Jennifer Sparrow (Pennsylvania State University) outlined the three most important qualities demanded of current students in relation to the ever-changing labor market:

  • Students must think creatively and divergently.
  • Students must possess digital literacy.
  • Students must have the social skills to function well in teams in different cultural settings.1

To develop these skills, 21st-century students benefit greatly from active learning. As is perhaps expected, they are the target group, with the highest usage of educational spaces. It is therefore important to create educational spaces where students can develop creativity and learn from each other through active education. The active learning space provides students with variation and flexibility in educational modes. Instead of just listening passively to the instructor, they can be more actively involved in discussions, projects, and the lecture itself, which generates more in-class energy and shifts the overall dynamic from teacher-centered to student-centered. During our visit to the University of California–Irvine (UCI) campus, a representative reported that students even use the available active learning classrooms outside of scheduled lectures.

Many institutions give students the opportunity to provide input on learning spaces. For example, McGill University prepared its work plan with five principles for the design and implementation of learning spaces based on the National Student Survey for Student Engagement, a survey of students from 1,450 US institutions.2 Including students in the planning stages, as well as in the implementation of, active learning spaces also helps to ensure that these spaces match students’ goals and needs, which further influences academic impact.

Read More … 

David Brodosi

David Brodosi is an experienced team leader with a demonstrated history of success in the higher education industry. Skilled employer Relations, Nonprofit Organizations, Career Development, Coaching, Conflict Resolution, and instructional design. David Brodosi provides guidance on tech strategies and trends for state-of-the-art classrooms, course development, and faculty design support services. Mr Brodosi is recognized as a thought leader regarding the intersection of AV/IT, collaboration technology that supports his organization’s mission to deliver world-class research and tech solutions for higher education institutions.

David Brodosi family, travel, hiking, outdoors, photography, wildlife, adventure, wanderlust, nature, #David #davidbrodosi #Brodosi #family #travel #hiking #outdoors #photography #wildlife #adventure #wanderlust #nature #amazing #love #sunset #sunrise

Brodosi.us

Davidbrodosi.us

https://www.reddit.com/user/david-brodosi/

https://david-brodosi.tumblr.com

https://www.pinterest.com/davidbrodosi/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-brodosi-7720a29/

davidwbrodosi.wordpress.com

David Brodosi

https://www.instagram.com/dbrodosi/

David Brodosi

https://www.scoop.it/u/david-brodosi/curated-scoops

Brodosi.com

Can Virtual Reality Capture The Experience Of Being In A Museum?

Photo of David Brodosi family, travel, hiking, outdoors, photography, wildlife, adventure, wanderlust, nature, #David #davidbrodosi #Brodosi #family #travel #hiking #outdoors #photography #wildlife #adventure #wanderlust #nature #amazing #love #sunset #sunriseIf you wanted to, you could visit some of the world’s greatest museums without ever leaving your couch. You can take a tour of the Louvre, explore the Renwick Gallery in Washington DC, or visit an entire collection of Dutch and Flemish masters that only exist together in digital form in the virtual Kremer museum. If you’re wearing a VR headset, it’s almost like being there. 

Museums are using VR in different ways. Here, the [+]
DPA/PICTURE ALLIANCE VIA GETTY IMAGES

— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/evaamsen/2019/10/16/can-virtual-reality-capture-the–experience-of-being-in-a-museum/

David Brodosi

Photo of David Brodosi family, travel, hiking, outdoors, photography, wildlife, adventure, wanderlust, nature, #David #davidbrodosi #Brodosi #family #travel #hiking #outdoors #photography #wildlife #adventure #wanderlust #nature #amazing #love #sunset #sunrisePhoto of David Brodosi family, travel, hiking, outdoors, photography, wildlife, adventure, wanderlust, nature, #David #davidbrodosi #Brodosi #family #travel #hiking #outdoors #photography #wildlife #adventure #wanderlust #nature #amazing #love #sunset #sunrisePhoto of David Brodosi family, travel, hiking, outdoors, photography, wildlife, adventure, wanderlust, nature, #David #davidbrodosi #Brodosi #family #travel #hiking #outdoors #photography #wildlife #adventure #wanderlust #nature #amazing #love #sunset #sunrisePhoto of David Brodosi family, travel, hiking, outdoors, photography, wildlife, adventure, wanderlust, nature, #David #davidbrodosi #Brodosi #family #travel #hiking #outdoors #photography #wildlife #adventure #wanderlust #nature #amazing #love #sunset #sunrisePhoto of David Brodosi family, travel, hiking, outdoors, photography, wildlife, adventure, wanderlust, nature, #David #davidbrodosi #Brodosi #family #travel #hiking #outdoors #photography #wildlife #adventure #wanderlust #nature #amazing #love #sunset #sunrisePhoto of David Brodosi family, travel, hiking, outdoors, photography, wildlife, adventure, wanderlust, nature, #David #davidbrodosi #Brodosi #family #travel #hiking #outdoors #photography #wildlife #adventure #wanderlust #nature #amazing #love #sunset #sunrise

David Brodosi #highered #highereducation #STEM #brodosi #davidbrodosi

David Brodosi #brodosi #bayboro #university #sunset #photography #nature #outdoors #stpete #family #Epcot #disney #flowers

David Brodosi is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of success in the higher education industry. Skilled employer Relations, Nonprofit Organizations, Career Development, Coaching, Conflict Resolution, and instructional design. David Brodosi provides guidance on tech strategies and trends for state-of-the-art classrooms, course development, and faculty design support services. Mr Brodosi is recognized as a thought leader regarding the intersection of AV/IT, collaboration technology that supports his organization’s mission to deliver world-class research and tech solutions for higher education institutions.

David Brodosi’s Research/Specialty Areas: Emerging Educational Technology, Instructional Design Services, Online Learning, Faculty Training & Development, Team Leadership, and Management Theory.

https://blog.brodosi.net/2019/09/great-big-story.html

https://blog.brodosi.net/2019/09/extron-classroom-technology-usfsp.html

https://blog.brodosi.net/2019/09/david-brodosi-links.html

https://blog.brodosi.net/2019/08/david-brodosis-first-trip-to-west-coast.html

https://blog.brodosi.net/2019/09/lunch-with-birds.html

AR And VR In The Utility Sector

David Brodosi photography AR VR photoThe energy and utility sectors have been slow adopters of advanced technologies as there’s always been reliance on traditional methods to carry out work procedures. Also, the implementation of any technology involves a large sum of capital investment, which may not be feasible for every utility company. As the power and utility sectors are starting to realize the benefits of using advanced technologies in operations companies are adopting technologies to improve operational efficiency and serve customers better. The use of virtual reality and augmented reality in the utility field have the potential to minimize operational costs, improve safety, and broaden the types of services provided in these industries.
— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/cognitiveworld/2019/09/29/ar-and-vr-in-the-utility-sector/


David Brodosi

Photo of David Brodosi, a leader in higher education Photo of David Brodosi

#brodosi #bayboro #university #sunset #photography #nature #outdoors #stpete #family #flowers

David Brodosi

https://davidwbrodosi.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/ai-pokes-another-hole-in-standardized-testing/

https://davidwbrodosi.wordpress.com/2019/09/07/extrons-dtp-hdmi-4k-transmitter/

https://davidwbrodosi.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/extrons-nbp-1200c-network-button-panel/

https://davidwbrodosi.wordpress.com/2019/08/30/the-hidden-risk-of-virtual-reality-and-what-to-do-about-it-world-economic-forum/

https://blog.brodosi.net/

Brodosi.com

https://www.reddit.com/user/david-brodosi/

https://david-brodosi.tumblr.com

David Brodosi

https://blog.brodosi.net/

David Brodosi

Brodosi.com

David Brodosi

https://www.reddit.com/user/david-brodosi/

David Brodosi

https://david-brodosi.tumblr.com

David Brodosi is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of success in the higher education industry. Skilled employer Relations, Nonprofit Organizations, Career Development, Coaching, Conflict Resolution, and instructional design. David Brodosi provides guidance on tech strategies and trends for state-of-the-art classrooms, course development, and faculty design support services. Mr Brodosi is recognized as a thought leader regarding the intersection of AV/IT, collaboration technology that supports his organization’s mission to deliver world-class research and tech solutions for higher education institutions. Strong community and social services professional with strong education professional with a Post Graduate focused on curriculum and development.

David Brodosi’s Research/Specialty Areas: Emerging Educational Technology, Instructional Design Services, Online Learning, Faculty Training & Development, Team Leadership, and Management Theory.

Zoom, Echo Frames, Spatial, Magic Leap, Web Meetings, and Synchronous Online Learning

Why face-to-face meetings are still sometimes what is needed, and what this may tell us about the future of online education.

September 30, 2019

This week, I had one of those uncomfortable realizations that cause me to question my ability to make sense of the world. My latest revelation that everybody else already knows – and which I seem to be the last to grasp – is that sometimes face-to-face discussions are better than online meetings.

That’s right. I had an experience this week where an in-person meeting was superior to a discussion on Zoom.

It turns out that some discussions are better held in a shared physical location. Zoom is still not able to capture the subtleties of body language or substitute for the interpersonal bonding that comes with meeting face-to-face.

High fidelity collaboration, particularly among humans who don’t yet know each other, seems to require more bandwidth than even the most crystal clear of video and audio feeds.

Does this mean that we will be consigned to a lifetime of travel by airplane, train, bus, or car to attend face-to-face meetings?

As an online learning evangelist, how worried should I be about the seemingly insurmountable advantage that geographic co-existence seems to enjoy over collaboration at a distance?

In this same week that I was having my uncomfortable realization that some collaborations are poorly optimized for distance, Amazon decided to release the Echo Frames.

Read more…

 


David Brodosi

David Brodosi #brodosi #bayboro #university #sunset #photography #nature #outdoors #stpete #family #Epcot #disney #flowers

David Brodosi

https://davidwbrodosi.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/ai-pokes-another-hole-in-standardized-testing/

https://davidwbrodosi.wordpress.com/2019/09/07/extrons-dtp-hdmi-4k-transmitter/

https://davidwbrodosi.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/extrons-nbp-1200c-network-button-panel/

https://davidwbrodosi.wordpress.com/2019/08/30/the-hidden-risk-of-virtual-reality-and-what-to-do-about-it-world-economic-forum/

https://blog.brodosi.net/

Brodosi.com

https://www.reddit.com/user/david-brodosi/

https://david-brodosi.tumblr.com

David Brodosi

https://blog.brodosi.net/

David Brodosi

Brodosi.com

David Brodosi

https://www.reddit.com/user/david-brodosi/

David Brodosi

https://david-brodosi.tumblr.com

David Brodosi is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of success in the higher education industry. Skilled employer Relations, Nonprofit Organizations, Career Development, Coaching, Conflict Resolution, and instructional design. David Brodosi provides guidance on tech strategies and trends for state-of-the-art classrooms, course development, and faculty design support services. Mr. Brodosi is recognized as a thought leader regarding the intersection of AV/IT, collaboration technology that supports his organization’s mission to deliver world-class research and tech solutions for higher education institutions. Strong community and social services professional with strong education professional with a Post Graduate focused on curriculum and development.

David Brodosi’s Research/Specialty Areas: Emerging Educational Technology, Instructional Design Services, Online Learning, Faculty Training & Development, Team Leadership, and Management Theory.

GREAT BIG STORY – Website

GREAT BIG STORY

greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story’s mission statement reads as follows: “We believe there is magic in the world and it’s our mission in life to help you discover it. We search for stories showing a sense of optimism for the world…because goodness can grow through the smallest cracks in the sidewalk.”

How they help us discover the world’s magic is through video: short, professionally produced videos about people and phenomena all over the world, stories that will pique your curiosity and give you the sense of wonder about the world. Videos can be browsed by themes like Human Condition, Planet Earth, and Flavors (yep, all about food), or in curated playlists. There’s one on being a travel writer, one about a people in the great outdoors, and one on the accidental invention of the best snack food ever.

Video is becoming a well-respected form of “text” that can be consumed and analyzed as deeply as any print text, so collections like these should become a part of your school’s library of options for classroom materials. One word of warning: Although the content on the site has been rated safe for all audiences on YouTube and Facebook, the videos on Great Big Story were not made specifically for a student audience, and some material will not be appropriate for younger viewers. Teachers should preview videos before sharing them with students.

 

David Brodosi

 

#highered #highereducation #STEM #brodosi #davidbrodosi

https://sites.google.com/view/grbshopus/home

https://sites.google.com/view/grbshopus/brodosiboys

https://sites.google.com/view/grbshopus/blast-from-past-friday

https://sites.google.com/view/grbshopus/seattle_triphttps://sites.google.com/view/grbshopus/epcot2019

https://sites.google.com/view/brodosius/home https://sites.google.com/view/brodosius/rewind-friday-aug-8th https://sites.google.com/view/brodosius/endofsummer https://sites.google.com/view/brodosius/seattle https://sites.google.com/view/brodosius/july2019 https://sites.google.com/view/brodosius/epcot2019

Supporting Underprepared Students in the Online Classroom

David BrodosiEngaging students through a computer screen requires a unique approach to pedagogy and innovative course design.  The feeling of “getting it right” typically involves a good deal of testing and modification given the wide array of design formats and technology tools available, not to mention the varying needs of students, many of whom are underprepared for online learning (Bettinger & Loeb, 2017).

Common Student Challenges

In online courses, certain student challenges tend to come up time and again, which disrupts learning or impedes completing coursework on time. Some of these behavior profiles include:

  • Ghosting, students who disappear entirely or who don’t reach out to the instructor, even when they are performing poorly
  • Students for whom everything is seemingly negotiable, including due dates
  • Students who wait until the last minute to complete assignments, noticeably jeopardizing the quality of their work
  • Those with a post-deadline emergency who contact their instructors with an excuse for a late assignment after the deadline
  • Freeriders, or students who ride in the wake of their hard-working teammates, contributing as little as possible to the group effort

Many of these problems are widespread; indeed, several of these issues align with the pattern of online student personality types described by Judy (2018).

Read more… 

 

David Brodosi

Photo of David Brodosi, a leader in higher education
David Brodosi
David Brodosi
David Brodosi

David Brodosi, a leader in higher education

#highered #highereducation #STEM #brodosi #davidbrodosi

IoT Invasion Threaten Higher Ed Security?

David Brodosi IoTIf you thought BYOD was a challenge, say hello to IoT.

Much like the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon, untold numbers of internet of things (IoT) devices appearing on campus networks are shining a bright light on the need for heightened cybersecurity. While IoT and IoT systems have the potential to bring big value to higher education institutions, that value will not be realized unless institutions adopt a thoughtful security strategy.

Higher education thinks differently about IoT than enterprises do: unlike enterprises, colleges and universities operate discrete networks. Higher education institutions typically include residential networks for students, guest networks, and a campus or business network.

On the residential and guest side, it’s often the “wild, wild west” where anything goes. Columbia University in New York, for instance, operates a wide-open wireless network that spills into public spaces around the campus. At any given time, thousands of independent devices could be locking into the network.

Read more

David Brodosi

 

https://blog.brodosi.net/2019/08/david-brodosis-first-trip-to-west-coast.html

https://blog.brodosi.net/2019/08/headlight-restoration-diy.html

https://blog.brodosi.net/2019/08/diy-fireplace-on-cheap.html

https://blog.brodosi.net/2019/07/more-from-st-pete-beach-florida.html

https://blog.brodosi.net/2019/07/st-pete-beach-st-petersburg-florida.html

https://blog.brodosi.net/2019/07/final-photos-from-epcot-2019.html

https://blog.brodosi.net/2019/07/photos-from-brodosi-family-trip-to-epcot.html

Engaging Faculty with New Tech — Campus Technology

David Brodosi classroom How can college and universities encourage faculty to use new technologies in their teaching? We talked with Julin Sharp, assistant vice president for information technology at Marist College, about her institution’s efforts to engage faculty with innovative tools and pedagogies.

Among Sharp’s responsibilities is leading Marist’s Digital Education group, a centralized team that works with faculty across the college to support technology-enabled teaching and learning. The department’s stated mission is as follows:

“Digital Education is committed to leading the promotion, infusion, and support of technology-facilitated pedagogical innovation. This innovation is designed to aid faculty in enriching student learning experiences as a means to develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.
— Read on campustechnology.com/articles/2019/08/07/engaging-faculty-with-new-tech.aspx

David Brodosi

Brodosi.com

Photo of David Brodosi, a leader in higher education

David Brodosi

https://www.reddit.com/user/david-brodosi/

David Brodosi

https://david-brodosi.tumblr.com

David Brodosi is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of success in the higher education industry. Skilled employer Relations, Nonprofit Organizations, Career Development, Coaching, Conflict Resolution, and instructional design. David Brodosi provides guidance on tech strategies and trends for state-of-the-art classrooms, course development, and faculty design support services. Mr Brodosi is recognized as a thought leader regarding the intersection of AV/IT, collaboration technology that supports his organization’s mission to deliver world-class research and tech solutions for higher education institutions. Strong community and social services professional with strong education professional with a Post Graduate focused on curriculum and development.

David Brodosi’s Research/Specialty Areas: Emerging Educational Technology, Instructional Design Services, Online Learning, Faculty Training & Development, Team Leadership, and Management Theory.

Survey: More than Half of Faculty Believe Classroom Tech Increases Student Engagement — Campus Technology

David Brodosi classroom In a recent survey, 54 percent of faculty respondents said they believe adding more technology to their classroom would definitely increase student engagement. And another 35 percent felt adding more tech could possibly do so. The survey, conducted by Censuswide on behalf of learning management company D2L, polled 500 university professors across the United States on their use of technology, students’ expectations, institutional support for tech and more.

Overall, 92 percent of faculty said their adoption of technology was on par with or ahead of the curve compared to other educators at similar institutions. Male respondents were significantly more confident in their technology use than females, with 49 percent of men considering themselves ahead of the curve compared with 39 percent of women. Yet when asked about six specific uses of technology for teaching, women reported more technology use than men in nearly every category: communicating with
— Read on campustechnology.com/articles/2019/07/24/survey-more-than-half-of-faculty-believe-classroom-tech-increases-student-engagement.aspx

David Brodosi

Brodosi.com

Photo of David Brodosi, a leader in higher education

David Brodosi

https://www.reddit.com/user/david-brodosi/

David Brodosi

https://david-brodosi.tumblr.com

David Brodosi is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of success in the higher education industry. Skilled employer Relations, Nonprofit Organizations, Career Development, Coaching, Conflict Resolution, and instructional design. David Brodosi provides guidance on tech strategies and trends for state-of-the-art classrooms, course development, and faculty design support services. Mr Brodosi is recognized as a thought leader regarding the intersection of AV/IT, collaboration technology that supports his organization’s mission to deliver world-class research and tech solutions for higher education institutions. Strong community and social services professional with strong education professional with a Post Graduate focused on curriculum and development.

David Brodosi’s Research/Specialty Areas: Emerging Educational Technology, Instructional Design Services, Online Learning, Faculty Training & Development, Team Leadership, and Management Theory.

Online Professional Development: 3 Ways to Keep Faculty Coming Back for More — Campus Technology

David Brodosi highered Students are back in class, but colleges and universities face another challenge: how to get faculty to come back to class – as students.

The faculty development unit of Penn State World Campus was created in 2008 with the goal of getting faculty members to take the one and only course we offered at the time: Essentials of Online Teaching, or OL 2000.

But as Penn State’s online offerings have expanded over the years, our faculty development goals have also evolved – from a “one-and-done” approach to a new mission of career-long professional development.
— Read on campustechnology.com/articles/2019/09/18/online-professional-development-3-ways-to-keep-faculty-coming-back-for-more.aspx

David Brodosi

Photo of David Brodosi, a leader in higher education

David Brodosi

Brodosi.com

David Brodosi

https://www.reddit.com/user/david-brodosi/

David Brodosi

https://david-brodosi.tumblr.com

David Brodosi is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of success in the higher education industry. Skilled employer Relations, Nonprofit Organizations, Career Development, Coaching, Conflict Resolution, and instructional design. David Brodosi provides guidance on tech strategies and trends for state-of-the-art classrooms, course development, and faculty design support services. Mr Brodosi is recognized as a thought leader regarding the intersection of AV/IT, collaboration technology that supports his organization’s mission to deliver world-class research and tech solutions for higher education institutions. Strong community and social services professional with strong education professional with a Post Graduate focused on curriculum and development.

David Brodosi’s Research/Specialty Areas: Emerging Educational Technology, Instructional Design Services, Online Learning, Faculty Training & Development, Team Leadership, and Management Theory.