Learner Engagement Activated

Learner Engagement Activated

Take learner engagement to the next level with the latest in research and applications for students at all ages, levels, and environments. In this podcast, we talk with leaders in the field of learner engagement research and application to bring you advice for how to increase learner engagement to improve student outcomes.

Episodes

December 15, 2023 53 mins

What do we need to unlearn in order to create more equitable and inclusive classrooms, and how do we do that? What kinds of norms in higher education are actually barriers to marginalized learners? Are there any steps we can take right away in our classes to address injustice?

These are some of the questions we will address in this episode of Learner Engagement Activated, the podcast that helps you take teaching and learning to the...

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What are the possibilities for artificial intelligence in education? Can it be used to engage more students based on what we know about the role of dialog in learning? These are some of the questions we will address in this episode of Learner Engagement Activated with our guest, Donald Clark, expert on artificial intelligence and learning.

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April 30, 2023 46 mins

What is ChatGPT and how can it be used in education? How will artificial intelligence change our roles as teachers? What are the new AI literacies we should be addressing in schools? These are some of the questions we will address in this episode of Learner Engagement Activated, the podcast that helps you take teaching and learning to the next level with the latest in research and applications on learner engagement for students at ...

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March 8, 2023 43 mins

What does a good learner look like? Which comes first? The learning or the engagement? How are authenticity and engagement related? How can clarity help your learners? These are some of the questions we will address in this episode of Learner Engagement Activated, the podcast that helps you take teaching and learning to the next level with the latest in research and applications on learner engagement for students at all ages, level...

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January 31, 2023 49 mins

How can you help your students to remember and understand what you are teaching? What features of memory and attention are most important to consider in different teaching modalities? Is memorization really a bad thing? These are some of the questions we will address in this episode of Learner Engagement Activated.

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November 28, 2022 42 mins

What can the research on the science of learning tell us about teaching in the classroom? How can assessment help us to learn? What measures of engagement are evidence of learning? Which countries are preparing teachers to use the science of learning? These are some of the questions we will address in this episode of Learner Engagement Activated where I speak with legendary cognitive scientist, Paul A. Kirschner, about strategies f...

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October 7, 2022 43 mins

What is connected learning? How has the internet changed the way we learn? What are some ways we can use social media to help us to engage our learners beyond the classroom? These are some of the questions we will address in this episode of Learner Engagement Activated.

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August 24, 2022 34 mins

Can an engineering approach to designing learning opportunities help increase learner engagement? What kinds of data can we collect to tell if our students are actually engaged in learning? These are some of the questions we will address in this episode of Learner Engagement Activated. Check out the Learning Engineering Toolkit.

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July 6, 2022 52 mins

What is the difference between affective, behavioral, and cognitive learner engagement? How can the Academic Communities of Engagement model help us to understand the engagement of our students and how to support them? How will understanding the facilitators of engagement help us to create more equitable learning opportunities for all students? These are some of the questions we will address in this episode of Learner Engagement Ac...

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June 2, 2022 40 mins

What really is Universal Design for Learning? How is it an issue of equity? What can you stop doing as a teacher to make time for providing the targeted support your unique students need? These are some of the questions we will address in this episode of Learner Engagement Activated with our guest, Katie Novak.

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March 8, 2022 41 mins

How does understanding our learners help us to design better instruction? What role can virtual learning and artificial intelligence play in designing more effective instruction? These are some of the questions we will address in this episode of Learner Engagement Activated with our guest, Matthew Schmidt.

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January 6, 2022 40 mins

Can little things to build rapport with students really have an impact on their engagement in learning? What does this look like in the online environment? What role does emotion play in learning? These are some of the questions we will address in this episode of Learner Engagement Activated with our guest, Flower Darby.

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December 20, 2021 55 mins

What is universal design for learning? Is it only about students with disabilities? How can it be used to engage your learners? These are some of the questions we will address in this episode with Lillian Nave at Appalachian State University about how UDL can be helpful to all educators and how to get started. Visit the Think UDL podcast online: https://thinkudl.org/

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November 11, 2021 42 mins

How are motivation, learner engagement, and learning related? What are some ways that we can increase motivation in our learners, whether planning for instruction in person, online, with younger students, or adults? These are some of the issues we will address in this episode of Learner Engagement Activated.

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October 18, 2021 33 mins

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Eric Mazur, a physics professor at Harvard, to hear some of his thoughts on learner engagement in higher ed. Read Peer Instruction: A User's Manual, try out Perusall for peer annotation, and watch Memorization or understanding: Are we teaching the right thing?

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