Today we welcome to the Mosaic Blog our Mosaic Initiative Post-Doc Researcher, Merve Basdogan. Merve recently defended her PhD in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University. In this first blog of the new year, Merve shares her personal academic journey to becoming an Educational Technologist who researches the importance of space design. An Academic Origin… Read more »
The Learning Space Feedback Guide
In today’s blog, I want to share with our readers the latest from the Mosaic Initiative: the Learning-Space-Feedback-Guide. Recently, Merve Basdogan and I developed the Learning Space Feedback Guide (or LSF Guide) to “guide” our many stakeholders through the multi-step process of gathering and sharing faculty and student feedback (or data) on our learning… Read more »
Collaboration Café Research: How Faculty Teach in an Active Learning Classroom
Today we welcome to the Mosaic Blog our Mosaic Research Assistant, Merve Basdogan. Merve is currently an Instructional Systems Technology PhD candidate at Indiana University. In this first blog of the year, Merve shares her recent research on one of our newly redesigned Mosaic classrooms: “Learning space is an agent that shapes the teaching… Read more »
Mosaic Research Page Updates!
If you haven’t looked lately, you should check out the Research section on the Mosaic website. We have recently updated this area of the Mosaic website to keep up with the latest scholarship that Mosaic Fellows and Mosaic Staff continue to produce. Let me outline a few of the most significant additions: Publications: On the… Read more »
What Can the College Classroom Be?
Today we welcome to the Mosaic Blog, Kelly Hanson who is a Lecturer in the Communication Skills Department of the Kelley School of Business. Recently, Kelly participated in our first Annual Mosaic Design Symposium. Along with Mosaic Fellows from many of Indiana University’s seven campuses, Kelly engaged in a day of workshops and conversation about… Read more »
Supporting Faculty Research on Active Learning Classrooms
Classroom Design + Research + Instructional support = the Mosaic Initiative. Each piece is equally important, but today I want to focus on how we support the research conducted by the Mosaic Fellows. The Literature: Building on a Foundation through a Lived Experience To start faculty on their research journey, we begin with a review… Read more »
Reading List for Exploring Active Learning Literature
What is active learning? Is there evidence that it works? How do I do it? If you’re asking any of these questions, you might be interested in these six short readings (two research articles and four short blogs/articles) addressing active learning research or practice. Several readings provide evidence and arguments for why active learning leads… Read more »