Teaching & Learning

Session 18 (2007): Teaching and Learning Environments - Linking Core Learning Principles to Current and Future Tools

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Teaching and Learning Environments - Linking Core Learning Principles to Current and Future Tools

Session Materials Archived Video You may view the session or parts of the session using hi-speed connection (best for campus, cable, or DSL).


Joan Predko, Director of Learning Design and Technology and The Instructional Media Center, gives an introduction to this session of the Breakfast Series.

Judith V. Boettcher, Ph.D., discusses tools of modern technology for everyday living.
Dr. Boettcher goes on about major themes of technology, mobility and customization. She also begins to break down the various core learning principals.
Dr. Boettcher speaks of learning, mentoring, knowledge and the learning environment.
Dr. Boettcher sums this segment up with a quote: "Every learner has a zone of proximal development that defines the space that a learner is ready to develop into useful knowledge."

Session Background:

PRESENTER: Judith V. Boettcher, Ph.D. Dr. Boettcher is a consultant and author in instructional design, faculty development and online and distance learning. Judith is a Lecturer at the University of Florida in Distance, Continuing and Executive Education and an independent consultant with a consulting practice, Designing for Learning. One of her major ongoing projects is ecoaching services for online faculty. Judith has a Ph.D. in education and cognitive psychology from the University of Minnesota and a MasterĂ¢€™s degree in English from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Overview: We are in the midst of an accelerating wave of technologies transforming our teaching and learning environments. Highly-visual, highly-connected and always-on tools are challenging our existing teaching and learning patterns. What learning principles can guide us in the use of these technologies?  This session proposes a set of ten core learning principles - - derived from learning theorists and cognitive researchers - that help guide the design of effective and efficient learning experiences in our new environments. These core principles help educators to (1) wisely embrace the new technologies and (2) identify transformational patterns that we should nurture. Whether you're planning online courses or blended on-campus courses, this exploration of learning design principles and core learning principles help you make effective choices. Participants are encouraged to bring  questions, best practices, and their own favorite learning principles.