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Canvas Discussion Boards in Math Methods Course

As a graduate student, over four years I taught 10 sections of MTHED 420: Teaching Mathematics in Elementary Schools. In my first few years as an instructor, I adopted the use of Reading Reflection Journals that had been used by previous instructors of the course....

Thompson Music Event

Towards the end of last semester the Krause Innovation Studio hosted the Thompson Symposium organized by PSU’s College of Music. This came about when Dr. Linda Thornton, along with one of her doctoral students, Val Flamini, contacted us about hosting it. Since...

Interview with Dororthy Evensen

The next interview in our series was with Dr. Dorothy Evensen who teaches in the College of Education. She has used the Learn Lab space for her advanced qualitative research methods class. This class is designed for PhD-level students and typically consists of about...

Interview with Annette Hestres

In this first interview of our series on teaching faculty who have used the Learn Lab, I met with Annette Hestres Garcia. Annette is a doctoral student in Penn State’s College of Education, and she teaches a Virtual Tutoring class in the Learn Lab of our studio....

Learn Lab Experiences Project

Research on the use of Active or “Next Generation Learning Spaces” is still pretty much in its early stages. An important question driving the early stages of research pertaining to these new, more open spaces is how they shape and support teaching and learning. Here...

The DSOS Initiative

Welcome to the first in a series of posts regarding the Dynamics of Self-Organizing Systems (DSOS) research initiative. This initiative is interested in exploring the complex social dynamics that propel large-scale, self-organized, knowledge-building collectives such...
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