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Natalia Cherjovsky on Group Dynamics

In 2011, Natalia Cherjovsky discussed the social importance of group exercises for the growth of learners, as well as, an array of activities and techniques to organize a group-oriented exercise for your curriculum. She blogs at and you can follow her on Twitter @NatCherjovsky.

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Open Space Technology: A Book Review

This book was suggested to the instructional designers at KCELT, Wilson Rojas and I, to provide the philosophical foundation for participative learning events, by one of the organizers of the Chicago EdCamp in late October 2013.  An EdCamp model was something that intrigued me ever since it was suggested to KCELT by one faculty member […]

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What do you want to learn?

As KCELT is planning and designing learning initiatives, institutes, and events for the year 2014, the NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education was released.   This report identifies and describes “emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.”  You can access and download the report at The image […]

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Reflection on Teacher as Designer Institute

This post was composed by Theresa Moore, PhD, KCELT Faculty Development Specialist. The Teacher as Designer Institute was modeled with the intention to be a microcosm of the curriculum taught in the second year of the Master Teacher Program, the learning community for new full-time faculty. The content in this area is wide and dense. […]

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Notes and Reflections on “A New Culture of Learning”

On his blog, Alan Peterka, instructional designer in the Distance Learning department, reflects on the book A New Culture of Learning written by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown.  A summary of the book can be read at Alan comments on four themes from the book: 1) culture as growth because of environment, 2) […]

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Nursing Adjunct Orientation

For her Mentor-Mentee Project, Michelle Vore described her role in the nursing department as the Clinical Coordinator, emphasizing the Nursing Adjunct Course.  You can access her project here (PDF). In her project, she states that her objective “is to implement a more effective and comprehensive nursing adjunct orientation and mentorship through implementation of a Nursing […]

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