Dr. Bonnie Stachowiak is the Director of Teaching Excellence and Digital Pedagogy at Vanguard University in Anaheim, CA. She hosts the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast and regularly covers cutting-edge topics in teaching and technology on her show. She gave a recent presentation at the Lily Conference in Anaheim on increasing learner agency in the classroom and graciously joined us via Skype to share some tips on incorporating new assignment types into the classroom.
“Generally a test doesn’t make us curious,” she said. “That kind of experience of ‘flow’ is not something I’ve ever experienced coming out of a test […] so can we blend in a few more assessments that might be more subjective? We have tools to make them more measurable in some ways.”
In working with faculty, Dr. Stachowiak starts with research-based teaching methods as a starting point and builds on techniques proven to support student learning.
“What I like about digital pedagogy is that it centers around teaching, ” she said. “This idea that we can have our teaching be at the core and that our teaching can be enhanced by technology.” Join us for this engaging and informative discussion.
Note to Listeners: I totally misprounced Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s name but won’t make that mistake again. Here’s a phonetic pronunciation: Me-high Cheek-ment-see-high.
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