Dr. Michelle Miller
Cognitive Scientist Specializing in Online Learning
Design for the Mind: Strategies from the Psychology of Learning
Educators are all in the business of changing minds: We build new memories, guide students in developing new skills, and promote the development of values and mindsets. Attention, memory, and higher thought processes are three aspects of the mind that are particularly critical to learning, and are areas where instructional technology can be the most helpful. In this interactive talk, we will explore and experience principles connected to these three aspects of the mind, emphasizing the unique advantages that technology offers as we strive to use these principles in our teaching.
It is with great pleasure that the University College Faculty Institute for Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning welcomes our 2017 Keynote Speaker, Dr. Michelle D. Miller. Dr. Miller is the Director of the First Year Initiative at the University College of Northern Arizona University and a President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Northern Arizona University. She is also the author of the book, Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology, from Harvard University Press (2014), which is a definitive guide for online-teaching faculty that explores not only pertinent cognitive strategies for engaging distance learners, but also learning theory in practice.
Currently a Redesign Scholar with the National Center for Academic Transformation, Miller earned her doctorate from UCLA in Cognitive Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience in 1997 and was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Rice University. She specializes in memory, language, attention and decision-making, and her book expands on research in these areas in the technology-enhanced classroom.
Listen to Michelle Miller discuss her book on the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast
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