(editor's pick)On Teaching Seminar
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The next On Teaching Seminar, “Interactive Learning Environments,” will take place Tuesday, March 13, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union.
When students need practice thinking about and managing dynamically complex systems, disciplines such as medicine and aviation have traditionally utilized computer simulators. Increasingly technology is allowing faculty in disciplines as varied as cultural anthropology, economics, business management, hospital administration, and public policy to also harness the benefits of virtual environments. In fact, anytime we are asking our students to think about multiple factors -- change, causation, behaviors over time, managing inputs and feedback -- a virtual environment can deepen such learning, and make it more engaging and motivating for students.
Scott Johnson, Principal Advisor at the Institute for Energy Studies, applies systems theory to designing such technology-enhanced student learning experiences. These virtual environments allow teachers to address some of the barriers to learning that are not easily overcome in traditional classroom environments, and have the added benefit of better preparing our students for the realities of the 21st century work world. Scott will share his expertise on virtual learning environments, using a University of Bergen, Norway, natural resource management “distance” course as a model to illustrate the pedagogical gains possible with this approach.
If you are intrigued by the idea of utilizing computer simulation to support student learning outcomes in your discipline and learning more about the ways in which these experiences can be motivating to students (and faculty), you’ll want to join us. Please register by Tuesday, March 11 at noon to attend and reserve lunch. Visit oid.UND..edu to register. For information contact Jana Deimert at 777.4998 or jana.deimert @UND.edu.
Parking InformationUnless special parking arrangements have been stated above, off-campus guests for this event may use the pay-as-you-go option in the Parking Ramp (corner of 2nd Ave N and Columbia Road), the Visitor Lot (off Centennial Drive), or a Parking Meter. Parking in any other parking lot on-campus requires a parking pass which can be purchased directly through UND Parking Services, Twamley Hall Rm 204 (M, W-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Tu 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM).
Other Events on This Day
- Women's Basketball at Big Sky Conference Tournament (All Day)
- Spring Forward Into Savings @ The Grand Forks Public Library! (All Day)
- Sunrise Yoga (6:15 AM)
- Asbestos Operations & Maintenance (8 AM)
- Asbestos Operations & Maintenance (8-hr) (8 AM)
- Toddler Storytime (10 AM)
- Language & Cultural Barriers Lecture (3:30 PM)
- CrossCycle (4 PM)
- Tabata I (4:15 PM)
- Tabata II FREE DEMO (5 PM)
- (editor's pick)Soup in the Studio (5:30 PM)
- Cardio Sculpt (6:15 PM)
- WAR (7:15 PM)
- (editor's pick)Chamber Orchestra Concert (8 PM)
- Night Ride (8 PM)
- Gentle Yoga (8:30 PM)