Social Learning Amplified hosted by Eric Mazur

Social Learning Amplified hosted by Eric Mazur

This podcast hosted by Eric Mazur, an internationally recognized educational innovator in Social Learning and Peer Instruction, brings candid conversations with educators who are finding new ways to engage and motivate their students inside and outside the classroom. Each episode of Social Learning Amplified will give you real-life examples and practical strategies you can put into practice in your own courses.


March 16, 2023 21 min

In episode 9 of Social Learning Amplified, Eric Mazur chats with Julie Jungalwala. Jungalwala is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for the Future of Learning, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping transform the ‘one size does not fit all’ model of education. They discuss what needs to change in K-12 education and what works when leading that change.

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In episode 8 of Social Learning Amplified, Eric Mazur invites Cassandra Volpe Horii and Martin Springborg to talk about their newest book, What Teaching Looks Like: Higher Education through Photographs. Eric, Cassandra, and Martin discuss what photographs of different learning environments can teach us.

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Episode 7 of the Social Learning Amplified podcast brings you a conversation on how Perusall is more than a discussion board. Eric Mazur sits down with Dr. Staci Saner and Dr. Laura Weingartner from the University of Louisville to chat about how they use Perusall in their Healthcare education courses.

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December 4, 2022 25 min

In episode 6 of Social Learning Amplified, Eric Mazur invites Professor Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis, PhD from The City University of New York (CUNY) to talk about their new book, The New College Classroom. They discuss active learning, changing their classrooms, and creating an environment that is truly conducive to learning.

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In episode 5 of Social Learning Amplified, Eric Mazur talks with T. Adam Baldry and Brad Butler from Pima Community College about the innovative teaching tools they use at a community college level. They dive into their use of Perusall in their courses and the benefits students and instructors have with the platform.

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In this episode of Social Learning Amplified, Eric Mazur catches up with Jon Bergmann, one of the pioneers of the flipped classroom movement. Jon uses Perusall in his classes to facilitate student discussion. During the discussion, Jon introduces the concept of Mastery Learning, which is covered in his  new book,  The Mastery Learning Handbook.

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October 7, 2022 23 min

In part 2 of "A Look at Ungrading" on the Social Learning Amplified podcast, Matthew and Travis continue the conversation with Eric to explore how Perusall aids in their ungraded approach, additional best practices they find useful within Perusall, and other rich ideas on changing the way they teach.

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October 7, 2022 27 min

This episode of Social Learning Amplified focuses on the growing "ungraded" movement in higher education. Dr. Matthew Winslow and Dr. Travis Martin, both from Eastern Kentucky University, speak with host Eric Mazur on what the Ungrading movement is, why it is effective for teaching, and how Perusall assists in making it possible.

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October 6, 2022 24 min

Our debut episode brings you a conversation on Peer Instruction with Eric Mazur and Julie Schell,  Assistant Vice Provost of Academic Technology at the University of Texas at Austin. Schell explains what Peer Instruction is, what makes this method work, and why she continues to use it with her students.

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