How to Prepare the Most Effective Conference Presentations: A Futures Initiative Discussion

By Michael Dorsch|March 23, 2016|Reflection|0 comments

We’ve all as graduate students and academic professionals struggled through the rituals and anxiety of preparing for conference presentations. While the traditional conference panel format of panelists reading their paper is slowly being revolutionized for more interactive and engaging formats, it can often time be difficult to navigate how to prepare for a conference presentation when the format may be in the traditional conference presentation style of panelists reading through

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Self-Evaluating a First Semester of Technologically Teaching Speech

By Kalle Westerling|January 15, 2016|student-centered pedagogy|0 comments

As we started the Mapping the Futures of Higher Education “experiment” last semester, there were so many productive conversations happening around critical thoughts about technology, ideas for student-centered learning exercises, and models for collaboration in and beyond the classroom. However, I felt somewhat disconnected from the conversations we were having during the sessions and the reflections in between—all because I wasn’t teaching a class. The ideas discussed every week were

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