Past Event: New Paradigms of Teaching and Learning-Inauguration of Dr. Subra Suresh - Carnegie Mellon University

New Paradigms of Teaching and Learning

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Symposium: 4:30 - 5:45 p.m., McConomy Auditorium, University Center
CMU Faculty Showcase: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 - 6:30 p.m., Connan Room, University Center

Symposium

Teaching and learning are at a crossroads today, challenging the global university to rethink what it means to be an instructor or a student. While technology can have a transformational impact on teaching, it can also be used in ways that are faddish or don’t improve actual learning. How do we put technology where it belongs, while keeping what is best about the traditional teacher-student relationship? In an era in which both children and adults can learn from a game or an online course, what does it mean to be a student or an instructor at a four-year residential university? How should teachers use face-to-face classroom time, if students can learn some things better online? And how can technology help a university have an even greater impact on a global community of learners? This panel examined new paradigms of teaching and learning, with a specific focus on technology-enhanced learning in all its forms.

Opening Remarks:

Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University

Moderator:

Justine Cassell, Director, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University Justine Cassell, Charles M. Geschke Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Confirmed Panelists:

Daniel J. Clancy, Engineering Director, Google Daniel J. Clancy, Engineering Director, Google

Mark S. Kamlet, Provost and Executive Vice President, Carnegie Mellon University Mark S. Kamlet, Provost and Executive Vice President, Carnegie Mellon University

Rahim Rajan, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Rahim Rajan, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Tan Chorh Chuan, President, National University of Singapore Tan Chorh Chuan, President, National University of Singapore

CMU Faculty Showcase

Technological platforms are creating unprecedented global access to new educational opportunities. But we do not know the extent to which students using these systems are learning. As educators and researchers, we must partner to ensure that these platforms not only deliver information, but also include useful metrics, standards and methods that maximize learning outcomes.

Carnegie Mellon's recent announcement of “The Simon Initiative” marks a seminal moment in educational innovation.

Come and see this interactive session featuring a cross-section of educational technologies, tools, and materials being developed and used across campus.

Showcase Organizer:

Marsha Lovett Marsha Lovett, Director, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation; Teaching Professor, Department of Psychology, Dietrich College, Carnegie Mellon University

Presenters:

Vincent Aleven Cognitive Tutor Authoring Tools (CTAT) To Support Authoring of Interactive Problem-Solving Activities
Vincent Aleven, Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Director of Undergraduate Programs, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, School of Computer Science

Justine Cassell, Director, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University Virtual Peer Technologies to Help Culturally Under-Represented Students Learn Science and Literacy Skills
Justine Cassell, Charles M. Geschke Director of the Human Computer Interaction Institute, School of Computer Science

David Kaufer Classroom Salon: An Analytics-Based Social Annotation Tool
David Kaufer, Professor of English, Department of English, Dietrich College

Ken Koedinger LearnLab's Datashop: A Repository and Set of Analytics for Using Learner Data to Improve Education
Ken Koedinger, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction & Psychology, School of Computer Science and Dietrich College

Jelena Kovacevic A Hybrid Masters-Level Course on Wavelets and Multi-Resolution Techniques
Jelena Kovacevic, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Institute of Technology

Marsha Lovett Learning Dashboard: Cognitively Informed Analytics to Improve Teaching and Learning
Marsha C. Lovett, Director, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation; Teaching Professor, Department of Psychology, Dietrich College

Stacie Rohrbach Designing Assessments for Teaching and Learning
Stacie Rohrbach, Associate Professor, School of Design, College of Fine Arts

Majd Sakr Cloud Computing: An Applied Online Course for Students Across Five CMU Campuses
Majd F. Sakr, Associate Teaching Professor, Computer Science Department, School of Computer Science

David Yaron The ChemCollective: Virtual Laboratories for Introductory Chemistry
David Yaron, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Mellon College of Science