BYU-Idaho Faculty Meeting Featuring Dr. Michelle Millar
From David Ashby
Dr. Michelle D. Miller serves as Professor of Psychological Sciences and President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Miller’s academic background is in cognitive psychology; her research interests include memory, attention, and student success in the early college career. She is the author of Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology (Harvard University Press, 2014), and has written about evidence-based pedagogy in scholarly as well as general-interest publications including College Teaching, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, and The Conversation.
Learning at the Intersection of Cognition, Motivation, and Technology: Making the Most of What Research Tells Us
One of the great promises of educational technology is that it helps us take advantage of research findings from cognitive, brain, and learning sciences in our quest to create evidence-based, effective learning activities. But, there is a catch: these kinds of activities often require more effort from students, not less, and students lacking self-regulation skills will miss out on many of their benefits. This talk presents a framework for bringing cognitive and motivational research together in our teaching, with examples of technologically-enhanced learning activities that make the most of what we know about how the mind works.