II. Learning and Success

Chapter 6. The Learning Process

Dr. Ed Ray

Chapter Overview

Mark Twain is reported to have observed that the traditional lecture is a process by which the notes of the lecturer are reproduced in the notes of the students without ever having passed through either of their brains. The development of the flipped classroom, hybrid courses using in-person and online material, and online instruction (which has improved greatly in recent years in terms of both technology and pedagogy) has substantially improved the learning environment and access to it. How can we provide new and continuing faculty with the pedagogical tools to be effective teachers today and in the future? How can institutions most effectively support the teaching and research activities of fixed-term, unionized, and tenure-track faculty, who are often working together?

For place-bound and distant students, online education is a twenty-first-century extension of the land-grant mission. The potential to use online student services to enhance the availability of needed services to students who are on campus in a more timely way is largely untapped. Best practices should be developed and shared to adapt new technologies to increase student success through graduation.

  • Traditional, hybrid, and online learning.

Under what circumstances are traditional, hybrid, and strictly online course and service offerings most effective for successful student learning?

  • Using online technology to enhance student learning, collaborative research, and student, staff, and faculty services, how will we most effectively teach, do creative work, conduct research, and collaborate within and across institutions in a post-COVID world?

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