Bridging / Connecting Knowledge
Positive student outcomes depend on instructors carefully and deliberately structuring course content. Research-based studies suggest that connecting new concepts to what students already know – bridging – is among the best ways to improve student learning. According to one study, "The more meaningful and appropriate connections students make between what they know and what they are learning, the more permanently they will anchor new information in long-term memory and the easier it will be for them to access that information when it's needed" (Angelo, 1993, p. 5). This workshop will go over general best practices and methods for bridging, with emphasis on techniques useable in online courses.
Monday, July 12 at 10:00am to 11:00am