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Spotlight: “Learning communities” keynote Jan. 13

2011 Teaching Retreat at K-State“Leading a Community of Learners” was the theme of the Eighth Annual K-State Teaching Retreat on Jan. 13 at the Leadership Studies Building, K-State Manhattan campus. Slides are now online from the keynote speech “Involving Community in Learning: Making Connections for Your Classroom and Campus, Your Students and Colleagues” (PDF) by Milton Cox.

Cox is a leading proponent of learning communities; professor emeritus of mathematics at Miami University, Ohio; and an international expert and speaker on learning communities.

Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase March 1, 2011

Want to be inspired by faculty who are using an interesting technology tool in their course? Need help from an instructional designer? Want to ask a vendor a question about a technology? Mark your calendars for the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase to be held in the K-State Student Union Ballroom on March 1, 2011.

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Spotlight: UFM's summer technology classes on social media

People wanting to learn more about social media can tap into the UFM Community Learning Center’s (www.tryufm.org) low-cost classes this summer on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter — and even learn a few new tools. The following tech classes are listed in the Career and Finance section of the summer catalog:

  • Facebook — Saturday, June 5
  • Glogster — Tuesday, June 8
  • iPhone and iPod Apps — Saturday, June 19
  • Youblisher — Saturday, Aug. 7
  • Twitter 101 — Saturday, Aug. 14

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Spotlight: Service-learning and student-centered learning

by Lin Davis-Stephens, instructor, Colby Community College

[Editor’s note:  Don’t miss the author’s related lecture at the Axio Conference this week at K-State. The conference is free, but registration is required. See the conference schedule for details.]

ldswildcatportraitStudents are seeking the message, craving the experience of being alive and part of the world around them. Basically, life is a cycle of action and reflection. I explore the relation of service-learning and student-centered learning in the higher education setting.

At Colby Community College, several programs of study emphasize learning-by-doing in realistic situations, then reflecting on what students have done. We see this as “fostering ideas, facilitating learning”. We invite participation and connect learning to real-life experiences. Continue reading “Spotlight: Service-learning and student-centered learning”