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Kusano, Stephanie M.; Wright, Mary C.; Conger, Amy J. – Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 2016
The Transforming Learning for the Third Century (TLTC) initiative funds projects that seek to promote students' self-agency and their ability to innovate and take risks. The Provost Task Teams on Engaged Learning and Digital Instruction define this learning goal as follows: "Students must know how to observe the opportunities and capacities…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Innovation, College Students, Risk
Hallman, Samantha K. – Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 2016
University of Michigan (U-M) students visit community-based organizations in Detroit on a weekly basis to work on projects aimed at improving the well being of children and their families, such as tutoring youth in after school programs. Their site visits are supplemented by relevant readings, class discussions and written reflections on topics…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Citizenship Responsibility, Student Responsibility, College Students
Kusano, Stephanie M.; Conger, Amy J.; Wright, Mary C. – Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 2016
This Occasional Paper focuses on fostering and assessing collaboration, teamwork, and communication. This involves encouraging students to appreciate and leverage diverse contributions to a task, developing their ability to cooperate with others towards common purposes, and increasing their capacity to communicate effectively with teammates,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills
Hershock, Chad; LaVaque-Manty, Mika – Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 2012
The rapid proliferation of technology can have profound effects on the evolution of teaching, learning, scholarship, and governance in higher education (Katz, 2008). However, instructors report that simply "keeping up" with new instructional technologies, let alone integrating them productively into one's teaching, can be a significant…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Learner Engagement
Zhu, Erping; Kaplan, Matthew; Dershimer, R. Charles; Bergom, Inger – Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, 2011
Across campus, laptops and other mobile devices, such as iPads and smartphones, are appearing in greater numbers in the classroom. In a CTools survey of 1,415 U-M students conducted in Winter 2010, over 50% of respondents reported bringing their laptops to class at least once per week (USE Lab, Digital Media Commons, 2010). Many faculty see this…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education