Latest Stanford Learning Lab Stories

2012-04-23 21:06:54

Introduction of hi-tech teaching aids in the classroom often comes with great hopes for enhanced learning. Yet a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that new technologies per se do not improve student learning, and that they present new challenges to teachers. Göran Karlsson has studied how instructional technologies — virtual learning environments such as 3D animations and model simulations — utilized to teach students science...

2008-07-04 03:00:21

By Thiel, Teresa Peterman, Shahla; Brown, Monica Designing Courses for Student Success For decades, Americans have taken for granted the United States' position as the world leader in the development of new technologies. The innovations that resulted from research and development during World War II and afterwards were critical to the prosperity of the nation in the second half of the 20th century. Those innovations, upon which virtually all aspects of current society now depend, were...

2008-07-04 03:00:21

By Lardner, Emily Malnarich, Gillies Why the Pedagogy of Intentional Integration Matters Everyone is entitled to an education of quality. -Greater Expectations, AAC&U Report, 2002 Each January, the Washington Center at The Evergreen State College has preliminary talks with campus teams that have been accepted for our National Summer Institute on Learning Communities in June. We look forward to these conversations, because from them we discover a lot about learning communities on...

2008-02-20 03:00:46

By Johnson, Arlene E ABSTRACT The introduction of web-based instruction into nursing education has resulted in a significant change in the responsibilities of nurse educators. This phenomenological research study explored the experiences of a graduate nursing faculty who had recently made the transition from traditional face-to-face instruction to web-based teaching. Through guided interviews, the faculty participants provided a rich description of their transition to web-based teaching and...

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