LXD Research partners with Dr. Sarojani Mohammed, Founder and Principal of Ed Research Works, for the session Teaching with a Cobot, not a Robot: Using Learning Sciences to Reclaim the Humanity in Adaptive and Active Learning at Every Learner Everywhere’s Virtual Faculty Workshop series, Educational Equity through Digital Learning on July 27, 2021 | 12:00 pm MT.
Workshop Series Description
All students deserve a robust, equitable learning experience and faculty play a critical role in their educational success. Become a more effective instructor through the Every Learner Everywhere professional learning opportunity Educational Equity Through Digital Learning: A Virtual Faculty Workshop. This 8-week virtual summer workshop directly addresses equity in digital learning through evidence-based teaching practices, differentiated instruction, and courseware. Faculty will participate in synchronous sessions with national leaders; peer discussions to expand perspective and foster meaningful connections; and professional coaching sessions to identify a teaching goal and endeavor to meet it through personalized support.
Teaching with a Cobot, not a Robot: Using Learning Sciences to Reclaim the Humanity in Adaptive and Active Learning
Just like using a kitchen gadget for the first time, it can sometimes be a puzzle to leverage adaptive courseware to enable active learning — especially when learners are at a distance — but understanding the mechanics of learning can help faculty fit the right pieces together in ways that work for all students. This presentation explores four dimensions of motivation and feedback, two learning science pillars that engage students in the learning process and foster long-term memories. Building awareness of each student’s experience on these dimensions facilitates instructors’ ability to notice and reflect on how the course is working for each student to support iteration in the efforts for equitable instruction.
Speakers: Dr. Sarojani Mohammed, Founder and Principal of Ed Research Works & Dr. Rachel Schechter, Chief Research Officer for Learning Experience Design, Evaluation, and Consulting at Charles River Media Group
As an education research mobilizer, Dr. Saro Mohammed (she/her) fights the injustice of knowledge-hoarding by making deep, meaningful connections between research and practice to foster the best learning experiences for each learner. Saro loves bringing learning science to life for educators, which she was able to do during her 15 years experience as Managing Partner, Research and Measurement at The Learning Accelerator, and as the inaugural assistant director of two research units at The University of Texas at Austin. She is the Founder + Principal of Ed Research Works; a founding board member and Executive Director of Capacity Catalyst; and a co-founder of the Teaching and Learning Research Community. Saro holds a doctorate in educational psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science degree in brain and cognitive sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Rachel Schechter leads Learning Experience Design, Evaluation, and Consulting services at Charles River Media Group, providing research strategy expertise to companies large and small. Rachel has led research teams evaluating multimedia educational programming for learners of all ages since 2007. Rachel established and led the research department at Lexia Learning and most recently was the Vice President of Learning Sciences at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her research often examines motivation, feedback, and learning in blended learning environments, and she has published several research articles evaluating formal and informal educational programming. Rachel has a doctorate in Child Development from Tufts University and a Master’s in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.