Past events, past research and other archived documents relating to the Advanced Learning
Center can be found here.
Throughout the year, the Advanced Learning Center sponsors teaching and learning seminars.
Assessment Strategies at the Course Level Workshop, April 14, 2009
Interested in learning more about improving assessment strategies at the course level?
Facilitated by Dr. Kay Persichitte, Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
and Professor, University of Wyoming
Session PowerPoint | Agenda | Audio of session
Collaboration in a Web (2.0) World, November 18, 2008: Click for the streamed video session
Featuring: Dr. Clif Mims, Assistant Professor, Instructional Design & Technology and
Dr. Trey Martindale, Associate Professor of Instructional Design & Technology
Additional links for reference
How Do Your Students Learn?, October 15, 2008: Click for the streamed video
Video presentation produced by the Advanced Learning Center featuring UofM students
Web 2.0 technologies in the learning environment, February 12, 2008: Click for the podcast
Featuring: Brian Janz, Professor, Management Information Systems and Trey Martindale,
Associate Professor, Instructional Design & Technology
Effective Course Design, October 23, 2007: Click for the podcast
Featuring: Eric Brey, Assistant Professor, Hospitality & Resort Management; Santosh
Kumar, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Brian Janz, Professor, Management
The Advanced Learning Center is involved with research in areas including learning
practices, copyright law, gaming theory, and distributive learning. Research is performed
to support the mission of the center and includes collaborative partnerships with
faculty/staff from campus and peer institutions, industry, and non-profit organizations.
- Look, Listen, Learn: Collaboration in the 21st Century. Case Study with inSORS Multimedia Conferencing & Collaboration Software (by Corey Ray, Joanne Gikas, Roy Bowery and Ramsan Varghese)
- Synopsis of Campus Support of Macintosh Computers at UofM and Peer Institutions (by Mary Marjorie Weber)
- The Advanced Learning Center has conducted research on personal response systems,
also known as clickers, and their use at the University of Memphis. The purpose of
the research was to determine if standards need to be implemented regarding the use
of personal response system technology at the University of Memphis. Some questions
concerning standardization have arisen with the growing popularity of this technology.
Both students and instructors have voiced concerns regarding different systems being
used in classrooms across campus. This in turn could possibly force students to purchase
multiple response units for different courses. Read the PRS Findings Report (by Kristy Conger)
- Gikas, J., Penrod, J., Robertson, J. Schaeffer, S. (2005) Final Report: NLII Community of Practice Project University of Memphis: Technology
Fellows Teaching and Learning Collaboration (April 22, 2004-January 14, 2005)