Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The Proper Order of Topics in A&P | Leaderboards | Student Frustration | TAPP 88


Ever wonder why topics in A&P seem to have a uniform order of topics in all the courses & textbooks? Host Kevin Patton discusses the proper order of those concepts. We continue the discussion of gamification, including a focus on leaderboards. And we tackle why pandemic learning causes students to lament that they have to teach themselves.

  • 00:00 | Quotation & Intro
  • 00:44 | More on Gamification
  • 06:20 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 07:38 | Leaderboard Competition
  • 16:02 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 17:16 | Pandemic Feelings of Learning
  • 25:12 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 26:16 | Order of A&P Topics
  • 35:27 | TAPP Community
  • 36:03 | The Proper Order?
  • 41:18 | Staying Connected

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I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.  (Albert Einstein)

 

More on Gamification

5.5 minutes

We revisit how Kevin uses Badgr badges in his course and in the TAPP-ed program—including the main steps for setting up either badges internal to the learning management system (LMS) or external to the LMS.

medal or badge with red ribbon

 

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1.5 minutes

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Leaderboard Competition

8.5 minutes

Competition can be a potent part of the gamification strategy in education. This competition can motivate students to keep going and keep succeeding. One way to to support this kind of competition and collaboration is to use a leaderboard. Leaderboards are built into the Badgr microcredential system— as well as other microcredential systems.

  • The effect of challenge-based gamification on learning: An experiment in the context of statistics education (recent research study on using leaderboards in higher ed) my-ap.us/3sg4Drg
  • Kevin's badge page for his Pre-A&P students lionden.com/fis-badges.htm
  • Duolingo (free app for learning a new language, where Kevin is currently experiencing the advantages of gamification as he learns the Esperanto lingvo, er, language) www.duolingo.com/info
  • Using Badgr's Course Leaderboard my-ap.us/3aLovfP
  • Gamification in Science Education. A Systematic Review of the Literature. (review article from the journal Education Sciences)my-ap.us/3khSy2b
  • The Gamification of Learning: a Meta-analysis (journal article from Educational Psychology Review) my-ap.us/2NPf0U2

Leaderboard competition showing Duolingo and Canvas leaderboards

 

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1 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

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Pandemic Feelings of Learning

8 minutes

Applying what we learned from The A&P Professor Journal Club in Episode 83, we examine that common student lament heard while pandemic teaching: I feel like I have to teach myself! Just one element of the pandemic teaching & learning experience, maybe this one is partly explained by the natural gap between "feelings of learning" and "actual learning" experience when moving from passive to active learning strategies. Maybe.

 

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Order of A&P Topics

9 minutes

Ever wonder how the nearly universal order or sequence of A&P topics got settled? The mystery is revealed in this segment!

domino game in progress

 

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The Proper Order?

5 minutes

Another mystery revealed: the proper order of topics in the A&P course. Really. The definitive answer!

nonlinear web with caption "is there a proper order of topics in the A&P course?"

 

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Micro-Credentials & Gamification in the A&P Course | Brown & Black Skin | Refresher Tests | TAPP 87


Allowing students to earn badges in the A&P course provides motivation to master all the concepts and also provides granular documentation of learning beyond the transcripted course grade. Host Kevin Patton shares his experience, along with a discussion of skin color in teaching future health professionals and the use of refresher tests to get students ready for their A&P course.

  • 00:00 | Quotation
  • 00:46 | Refresher Tests
  • 08:49 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 10:13 | Black & Brown Skin
  • 19:48 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 20:54 | Badges 1: Digital Micro-Credentials
  • 29:06 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 30:07 | Badges 2: Gamification
  • 38:11 | Staying Connected

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“That’s what games are, in the end. Teachers. Fun is just another word for learning.”  (Raph Koster)

 

Refresher Tests

8 minutes

A brief "refresher" on refresher tests, or as Kevin calls them... Test Zero. Pulling together ideas mentioned in past episodes, Kevin describes how he uses initial review tests in A&P 1 and a bit differently in A&P 2 to get students better prepared for their course. And he reveals the learning science behind why they work.

Test Zero

 

Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minutes

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Black & Brown Skin | Book Club

9.5 minutes

A&P faculty have the awesome responsibility to "set the stage" for future health professionals. One way we can do this is to start early with an awareness of anatomic variations and how they influence observation of clinical signs. That that starts with the skin, particularly how common clinical conditions appear in a variety of skin colors. A new recommendation from The A&P Professor Book Club may help us (and our students) with that.

Book Cover: Mind the Gap

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

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Badges 1: Digital Micro-Credentials

8 minutes

Returning to the concept of badges (which are available for podcasts, book readings, seminars, etc., in The A&P Professor universe world), Kevin talks about the value of badges both for us as professional educators and for our students. The example of the latter is Kevin's use of badges in his Pre-A&P course.

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

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Badges 2: Gamification

8 minutes

The digital micro-credential conversation continues with a discussion of the gamification advantage to using badges in a higher-ed course. And we circle back to the "credential" aspect of badges, too.

  • Duolingo (free app for learning a new language, where Kevin is currently experiencing the advantages of gamification as he learns the Esperanto lingvo, er, language) www.duolingo.com/info
  • Gamifying Education: Motivation and the Implementation of Digital Badges for Use in Higher Education (journal article) my-ap.us/3rxneig
  • The Usefulness of Digital Badges in Higher Education - Exploring the Student Perspectives (journal article) my-ap.us/2MLz4GL
  • The Elements of Gamification Learning in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature Review my-ap.us/36SntfJ

gamification in higher ed: using badges to motivate students in A&P

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

What a Year! | Pandemic Teaching & More | A Reflection | TAPP 86


In his annual look back at this podcast, host Kevin Patton reviews what we learned this year in A&P teaching. Which was a lot! He also looks ahead to what to expect in teaching—and in the podcast—as we go forward.

  • 00:49 | Looking Back
  • 10:15 | Those Darn Sponsor Messages
  • 14:40 | There's More!
  • 22:49 | Psychic Predictions
  • 38:30 | TAPP Community
  • 47:02 | TAPP Education | TAPP-ed
  • 51:34 | Our Complex Selves
  • 55:35 | Staying Connected

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Looking back we see with great clarity, and what once appeared as difficulties now reveal themselves as blessings. (Dan Millman)

 

Looking Back...

9.5 minutes

Kevin kicks off his annual debriefing of the last full year of this podcast, which started its fourth year on 15 January 2021. As usual, the podcast seems to have accomplished a lot more than he was thinking.

Episode 86 cover: What a Year!

 

Those Darn Sponsor Messages

4.5 minutes

Sponsor messages are a fair trade when somebody else pays for your podcast listening. And they give important reminders about programs and services available to you and your colleagues!

Sponsored by AAA

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Sponsored by HAPS

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There's more!

8 minutes

Some changes and additions over the last year...

  • And listens are up 30% over last year!
  • We moved away from Preview episodes, but till have occasional Word Dissections (22 in 2020) and recommendations from The A&P Professor Book Club (7 in 2020).
  • Kevin's new bestselling book based partly on podcast content: Pandemic Teaching: A Survival Guide for College Faculty. The free eBook was released in April and the paper back is due out any day. books2read.com/pandemicteaching
  • Krista Rompolski created The A&P Professor Journal Club, which offered three special episodes this year.

TAPP Journal Club with Krista Rompolksi

 

Psychic Predictions

15.5 minutes

Kevin uses his psychic powers (meaning he uses his mind) to predict trends for the coming year and beyond.

  • The current pandemic will extend through the next academic year and there may be more pandemics to come.
    • Fauci says herd immunity possible by fall, ‘normality’ by end of 2021 (news from The Harvard Gazette) my-ap.us/3ceYHtY
    • Avian Influenza Virus (H5N1): a Threat to Human Health (review article) my-ap.us/3pi0CBH
    • 100 Years Since 1918: Are We Ready for the Next Pandemic? (interesting slide presentation published just prior to COVID-19 pandemic, links the 1918 pandemic to current needs for preparedness) my-ap.us/3a1NaeO
    • 10 infectious diseases that could be the next pandemic (post from a vaccination alliance) my-ap.us/36fp27o
  • Changes in staffing, working conditions, contract protections, tenure, etc.
    • As the Pandemic Hits Campus Finances, Faculty Face Layoffs (article from The Scientist) my-ap.us/3cqmtDt
    • Hit by Covid-19, Colleges Do the Unthinkable and Cut Tenure | Schools facing steep drops in revenue scale back the age-old role of faculty in governance (article from The Wall Street Journal) my-ap.us/2M3ZRO0

crystal ball with snow and sun

 

TAPP Community

8.5 minutes

This year, we took The A&P Professor experience to a new level by offering the new online private community away from distracting social media platforms, tangle email threads, and the roiling sea of available webinars. It's still in its embryonic stage, but we wanted to get it out there during the pandemic when faculty need it the most.

  • Discussions that matter. In our private space, we can have the vulnerability needed for authentic, deep discussions. Discussions not limited to a sentence or two at a time.
  • No ads. No spam. No fake news. No thoughtless re-shares. Just plain old connection with others who do what you do!
  • Privacy. The A&P Professor community has the connectivity of Facebook and Twitter, but the security of a private membership site. None of your information can be shared outside the community, so you can share what you like without it being re-shared to the world. Like your dean, for instance. In our community, you can share your frustrations freely. And find support.
  • No algorithms. You get to choose what you want to see. You curate your own feed, selecting only those topics that interest you. Join subgroups that resonate with who you are—or who you want to be.
  • Access to mentors and like-minded peers. Our community is made up of all kinds of people from all over the world, each with different perspectives and experiences of teaching A&P. Find members near you—or far away. Connect with members online at that moment.
  • Courses, groups, and live events. As the community grows, we'll add mini-courses and micro-courses—some with earned micro-credentials, live virtual office hours with me and other mentors or guests, private special-interest groups, and more.
  • There is a very modest subscription fee to join our community.

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TAPP Education | TAPP-ed

4.5 minutes

Now all the professional development—that continuing education—that you do when you listen to The A&P Professor podcast, read the books recommended in The A&P Professor Book Club, watch the online seminars at The A&P Professor website, any micro-courses or networking you do in The A&P Professor Community, can be documented with micro-credentials! It's the new The A&P Professor Education or TAPP-ed initiative.

Click this link to claim your credential for listening to this episode: form.jotform.com/210247218258150

TAPP education

 

Our Complex Selves

4 minutes

As we muddle through pandemic teaching, we become more complex. As we cycle through optimism, pessimism, hope, anxiety, triumph, we are changed. Some changes are good; some are not. We'll probably come out of this with some sort of pandemic-related PTSD—at least in terms of our teaching experience. Building resilience and hope are essential. A supportive professional community—and your favorite podcast—can help.

  • The A&P Professor Community
  • It's hard to be optimistic after surviving trauma, but it's not impossible. Here's how to start. | We all say we want to move on after terrible periods in our lives, but it can be more difficult than it sounds. (self-help article) my-ap.us/2NCGlsz

woman with medical mask looking out window

 

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Student Evaluations of Teaching II: Proactive, Active, and Reactive Strategies | TAPP 85


Host Kevin Patton continues the discussion about student evaluations of teaching (SETs) with a set of strategies to make them work better, or at least mitigate some of the potentially bad or ugly outcomes. There are things we can do proactively before a SET, actively during a SET, and reactively after a SET. Listen to hear them all!

  • 00:00 | Quotation
  • 00:57 | Student Evaluation of Teaching: Part II
  • 04:16 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 05:39 | Proactive Strategies
  • 12:49 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 14:03 | Active Strategies
  • 29:52 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 31:18 | Reactive Strategies
  • 46:15 | Cookies!
  • 48:00 | Staying Connected

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The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. (Barack Obama)

 

Student Evaluation of Teaching II

3.5 minutes

A brief intro to this second of two discussions of student evaluation of teaching. It's easier to follow this one if you've first listened to Student Evaluations of Teaching I: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly | TAPP 84.

 

cover for episode 85: student evaluations of teaching II, proactive, active, reactive strategies

 

Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minutes

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

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Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

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Proactive Strategies for SETs

7 minutes

There's a lot we can do well in advance of student evaluations of teaching being administered. For example, speaking up and signing up to facilitate change in our own institutions.

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1.5 minutes

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

nycc.edu/hapi

NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

 

Active Strategies for SETs

16 minutes

There are strategies we can implement as SETs are being implemented, such as promoting greater participation by students and training students on how to evaluation courses and teachers effectively.

  • Dr. Amy Simolo (HAPI faculty my-ap.us/2XhAJFP) created a tool for use at NYCC that teaches students how to evaluate courses & teachers in a professional manner. Included are six key tips:
    • Be respectful.
    • Focus on observable behavior.
    • Be constructive.
    • Offer actionable solutions.
    • Stay on point.
    • Give constructive and specific praise.
  • Kevin's briefer message to instruct students on evaluating courses & teachers:
    • First, take a moment to reflect on your hard work—that desirable difficulty—resulting in the progress you've made in refreshing all those forgotten concepts and filled in the gaps for those concepts you somehow missed learning along the way. Then, will you please take a moment now to fill out the super-brief, super-easy CourseEval survey?
    • Please remember to be professional, respectful, and constructive in your responses. If you do that, stay focused on just this course/instructor, note specific things that helped you, and offer actionable solutions that improve learning, then my bosses (and I) will be more likely to understand and value your opinion. And take actions that will help future students in this course.
  • End-of-Term Reviews Help Keep Your Course on Track | Episode 17
  • Mid-Semester Check-Ins Keep Your A&P Course on Track | Episode 38
  • Krebs Cycle Horror Story | Anatomy Terms | TAPP 79 (explains that outburst when Kevin mentions the Krebs Cycle)
    clipboard with checklist with smiley faces

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1.5 minutes

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Anatomy & Physiology Society

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Reactive Strategies for SETs

15 minutes

Some things we ought to be doing after SETs are administered include doing our own surveys, debriefings, and/or reflections—and compiling, reflecting upon, and writing a statement analyzing them. This helps us in the moment, as well as if/when we're challenged by our supervisor. And there are even things we can do to mitigate potential problems with those online professor-rating sites!

hand checking boxes with smiley face, neutral face, and sad face

 

Cookies!

2 minutes

To prove the point that SETs don't necessarily measure what we are pretending that they measure, it's been proven that supplying students with cookies produces higher scores on SETs. So if we are measuring how pampered students feel, then maybe SETs are indeed the answer!

  • Kevin's Favorite Blueberry-Walnut Oatmeal Cookie Recipe my-ap.us/386hSn6
  • Availability of cookies during an academic course session affects evaluation of teaching (research article from Medical Education) my-ap.us/34VVsTt

oatmeal cookies on a plate

 

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Student Evaluations of Teaching I: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly | TAPP 84


Student evaluations of teaching (SETs) are problematic in many ways—but perhaps useful in other ways. Host Kevin Patton discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly. What are the issues and what's behind those issues?

  • 00:47 | Student Evaluation of Teaching (intro)
  • 02:28 | Share the Fun: Refer & Earn
  • 05:37 | The Good
  • 08:39 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 10:12 | The Bad
  • 26:10 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 28:13 | The Ugly
  • 44:15 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 45:26 | Staying Connected

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Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher. (Parker Palmer)

 

Student Evaluation of Teaching (intro)

1.5 minutes

A brief intro to this discussion of student evaluation of teaching. This is the first of two planned episodes on this subject.

 

 Student Evaluations of Teaching I: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly | TAPP 84

 

Share the Fun: Refer & Earn

3 minutes

You can earn cash rewards—up to $25 for referring other A&P faculty, teaching assistants, and grad students to this podcast. Just go to theAPprofessor.org/refer to get your personal referral URL.

 

Refer a peer; earn cash; you know some other A&P faculty, right?; theAPprofessor.org/refer

 

Student Evaluation of Teaching: The Good

3 minutes

There is useful, actionable information that can be obtained from valid and fair student evaluations of teaching. When they work.

 

man with book at a computer

 

Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minutes

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

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Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

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Student Evaluation of Teaching: The Bad

16 minutes

A lot can go wrong with student evaluations of teaching. In this segment, Kevin uses a recent research article demonstrating unfairness of valid evaluations as a launching point for discussion.

fatigued woman with laptop

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

2 minutes

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

nycc.edu/hapi

NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction

 

Student Evaluation of Teaching: The Ugly

16 minutes

Kevin turns his attention to a few of the potential ugly issues concerning student evaluations of faculty.

  • The 20 Meanest Teacher Evaluations of All Time (an informal list of anecdotes) my-ap.us/3r6WANE
  • Prof Evaluations PART 3 – The Ugly | Evaluations can bring out the least attractive aspects of human nature (online essay) my-ap.us/3p9QFFW
  • Teaching Evals: Bias and Tenure (online essay) my-ap.us/3asoH43
  • The Frequency of “Brilliant” and “Genius” in Teaching Evaluations Predicts the Representation of Women and African Americans across Fields (research article on bias in online professor-evaluation sites) my-ap.us/3h1r9jc

professor teaching

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Anatomy & Physiology Society

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Actual Learning vs. Feeling of Learning | Journal Club Episode | TAPP 83


Krista Rompolski again joins host Kevin Patton for a Journal Club episode to discuss a study of whether student feelings of how much they learn accurately reflect their actual learning. What were the results and how do they impact the effectiveness of our courses?

  • 00:46 | Kevin & Krista: Journal Club
  • 02:43 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 04:00 | Article Summary
  • 09:52 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 11:36 | Feeling of Learning vs. Actual Learning
  • 35:39 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 36:51 | More Discussion: Our Students
  • 47:49 | Staying Connected

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Kevin & Krista

2 minutes

Krista Rompolski joins host Kevin Patton for another TAPP Journal Club episode!

 

Journal Club: Actual Learning vs. Feeling of Learning in Response to Active Learning

 

Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minutes

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

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Article Summary

6 minutes

Krista Rompolski summarizes the essential content of this episode's journal article.

  • Measuring actual learning versus feeling of learning in response to being actively engaged in the classroom (our journal article of focus) my-ap.us/3mG5gIn

see-saw: low end labeled "feeling of learning" high end labeled "actual learning"

 

Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

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Feeling of Learning vs. Actual Learning

24 minutes

Krista and Kevin discuss what they learned from the article and how that relates to their own experience as teachers and learners.

Episode 83 cover: Journal Club: Actual Learning vs. Feeling of Learning

 

Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

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More Discussion: Our Students

11 minutes

Kevin and Krista bring back the discussion to how the new research might apply to our non-Harvard, non-engineering students—or whether it applies at all.

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