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Learning Impact Virtual Series Diamond Sponsor: McGraw-Hill

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Applications of Learning Science to Educational Practice During the Pandemic

  • Ryan Baker, Ph. D., Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tanya Joosten, Ph.D., Director of Digital Learning Research and Development, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Rose Luckin, Professor, UCL Knowledge Lab
  • Moderator: Robert Feldman, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Higher education is certainly changing as the result of the dislocations and disruptions due to the pandemic. A panel of distinguished learning scientists, speaking from unique perspectives and with experience in both research and educational applications, discuss how learning science can inform the development of scientifically-appropriate teaching and learning practices in light of the constraints resulting from the pandemic.

“With the increased use of technology in schools and universities, some students who struggle traditionally are achieving more.”

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EdTech Leaders Perspectives: An Interview with McGraw-Hill

  • Kent Peterson, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, McGraw-Hill

Kent Peterson notes that many faculty were seeking help to get better at online instruction. Going forward, they want better utilization of their LMS with the need for better communication and professional development on the capabilities that technology offers to create richer experiences both in and outside the course. IMS provides the “village” where all stakeholders come together to solve large-scale challenges, like those associated with COVID-19.

"I would love to see a much more robust and broad dialogue—between all of the stakeholders that are involved in online learning—around capabilities...to make sure everybody understands what the capabilities are here. Because I think all the pieces are there to create a very robust learning experience online, but I think so many people have had to transition so quickly, they're not really sure what the capabilities are."

 

Read the Intro to the Learning Impact On-Demand Series by Rob Abel