New Approaches to Teaching and Learning Conference 2018


The Office of Faculty Development and Instructional Development have partnered with colleagues from across campus to host a full-day conference on January 19th, 2018.

  • Learn about innovative teaching and learning taking place at UMass Dartmouth.
  • Network with your peers from across campus.
  • Participate in a highly interactive “Do, Show, Tell, Review, and Ask” session by engaging in pattern recognition, crafting problems prior to solving them, collaborating to promote social learning, and employing immediately usable techniques for your courses. Presented by Dr. Jeff D. Borden.
Conference Welcome
Session Presenter(s) Location Time
Breakfast & Registration CCB Lobby 8:30am
Welcome Remarks Conference Organizers CCB 149 9:00am
Provost’s Teaching and Learning with Technology Award Provost Mohammad Karim CCB 149 9:15am
Concurrent Sessions
Engaging Students in Collaborative Learning Strategies Margaret Rudd-Arieta, Lynn D’Esmond, Hilary Kraus, Mary McCurry, Jennifer Viveiros, College of Nursing CCB 149 10:00am
Integration of Computation into STEM Courses Jay Wang, College of Engineering CCB 247 11:00am
Grounding Experiential Learning: “Processing Place” at the College of Visual & Performing Arts Rebecca Uchill, College of Visual & Performing Arts CCB 248 11:00am
Complimentary lunch for conference attendees Library Living Room 12:00pm
Join a round table discussion sponsored by Scholarly Communications. Topics include metrics, OER, copyright/fair use, and publication contracts. Library Living Room 12:00pm
Neuroscience + Learning Research + Educational Technology = Education 3.0 Dr. Jeff Borden Library Living Room 1:00pm

About the Speakerpicture of Jeff Borden

Dr. Jeff D. Borden provides practical, researched, intentional strategies for changing learning as the Chief Innovation Officer at Saint Leo University. Dr. Borden has written editorials, blogs, and given interviews for dozens of academic and popular media, as well as having presented to more than 5,000 audiences in the last 20 years across 38 countries. Dr. Borden will provide practical, researched, intentional strategies for changing learning. Listen in as Jeff shares insights regarding education technology, academic vision, rigorous research, and learning design.

Keynote Description

This highly interactive session will “Do, Show, Tell, Review, and Ask” as participants engage in pattern recognition, craft problems prior to solving them, collaborate in real-time to promote social learning, and employ other, immediately usable techniques for the classroom. This presentation will focus on ways to create multi-nodal and multi-modal connections based on effective practices from practitioners around the globe, all of which could be categorized as Education 3.0.

Participants will be shown many examples of web assets and learning experiences that promote social learning, transformative learning, game based learning, and learning based on cognitive science. The audience will see and hear about how to create authentic assessment and problem-based learning experiences. Be sure to bring your devices, as the session will encourage feedback, web-based experiences, and interaction. Finally, participants will leave this presentation with tangible resources and opportunities for immediate application.

Conference Sponsors

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