Learning at the Intersection of Cognition, Motivation and Technology
Dr. Michelle Miller, acclaimed educator and author of Minds Online, offers strategies on making the most of educational technology, with what we know about how the mind actually works.
One of the great promises of technology is that it helps us put the power of cognitive science to work in our classrooms. But there’s a catch: evidence-based teaching practices like active learning often require a level of effort students may neither expect nor want.
In this special presentation, Dr. Michelle Miller, Professor of Psychological Sciences at Northern Arizona University and author of Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology, explores how learning works at the intersection of cognition, motivation and technology. With a focus on the tangible, Dr. Miller will share how educators can make the most of educational technology with what we know about how the mind actually works.
Join Us To Learn
- Insights from cognitive theory that can guide our use of educational technology
- How to enhance student self-regulation to improve attention and engagement
- Strategies for combining the latest cognitive and motivational research in your teaching
- Technology-enhanced learning activities you can incorporate in any course
Drawing on neuroscience and cognitive psychology, Michelle Miller delivers a non-technical guide to enhancing student attention, memory, and higher order thinking through technology-aided instruction.
About the Speaker
Dr. Michelle Miller is the author of Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology and Remembering and Forgetting in the Age of Technology: Teaching, Learning, and the Science of Memory in a Wired World. A Professor of Psychological Sciences and President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Northern Arizona University, Dr. Miller writes, teaches, and speaks about maximizing learning in today’s technology-saturated and rapidly-changing world.