KCELT Instructional Designer Introduction

My name is Maryam Ghayoorrad (Rod-Szabo) Instructional Designer at Kirkwood Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (KCELT). I was an instructor of Educational Technology and Design and I am a doctoral student at the University of Northern Iowa. I have taught and served as a graduate research assistant at the University of Northern Iowa… [Read the Full Story]

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Every student needs a champion

Last year about this time, PBS aired a special on TED Talks Education.  You can check out the whole playlist here: http://www.ted.com/playlists/tv_special_ted_talks_educatio In the first video, posted above, Rita Pierson address challenges that many community college students face: poverty, low attendance, and negative peer influence.  As she states in the talk, these challenges predict poor… [Read the Full Story]

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