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Presented by: Michelle Miller, PhD, Psychology + Director, First-Year Learning Initiative, Northern Arizona University

Educators are all in the business of changing minds: We build new memories, guide students in developing new skills, and change student values and mindsets. With an understanding of some key principles about how the mind works, we can use an array of techniques, including instructional technology, to create learning experiences that are memorable, compelling and effective. These principles, in turn, can help instructors choose from the ever-changing and sometimes overwhelming array of instructional technologies available today.

In this address, cognitive psychologist Dr. Michelle Miller will demonstrate and explain these key principles, emphasizing the ways in which we can use instructional design and technology to best take advantage of them. Attention, memory, and higher thought processes are particularly important for instructors to keep in mind as they design learning experiences; these three areas of cognition and their relevance for the selection and use of instructional technology will be the focus of this interactive keynote.

Michelle D. Miller is Director of the First Year Learning Initiative and Professor of Psychological Sciences at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Dr. Miller is a cognitive psychologist whose research focuses on memory and attention, psychological impacts of technology, and student academic success. At Northern Arizona University, she has shaped redesign programs including the First Year Learning Initiative and the President’s Technology Initiative. Dr. Miller has written and presented extensively on pedagogy and course design, and is the author of Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology (2014, Harvard University Press). She specializes in mobilizing faculty to adopt teaching strategies that leverage principles from cognitive and brain sciences to create effective and engaging learning experiences.

Please join us for the afternoon when we explore the technology use in our classrooms. Come hear from other LMU faculty about the best practices to integrate technology into our classes and learn what had worked successfully in the past.

Organized by the Center for Teaching Excellence and Academic Technology.

More details to follow.

Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

This program will be video and audio taped and may be podcast. By your willing participation in the program, you expressly and irrevocably consent to be photographed, videotaped and/or audio taped and quoted/cited. The films, tapes, and other digital recordings will become the property of the Center of Teaching Excellence, LMU.

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