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Educational Leadership and the E-Learning Paradigm | Bostrom | Global Partners in Education Journal

Educational Leadership and the E-Learning Paradigm | Bostrom | Global Partners in Education Journal | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

School systems today need leaders who are technologically savvy and can navigate the online environment. They must also have skills ranging from financial and human resource management to outcomes measurement, and government relations-all with a solid grounding in ethics and personal conviction. Some educational leaders are concerned that the online environment does not have the same high quality as the campus environment, but comparing campus and online classes may be like comparing apples and oranges because there are differences in the type and caliber of learners who choose one delivery model over the other, and there are differences in personality and communication skills of campus instructors and online instructors. After careful consideration of the potential benefits and challenges of the e-learning paradigm, it is reasonable to conclude that when it is done well, e-learning can be authentic and active. Quality online programs and global partnerships enable best practices institutions to develop professional adult educators and invest in faculty development of scholar-practitioners.

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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

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The website was redesigned and we disappeared ... This scoop is simply a flag about who's curating... We didn't expect anyone wold ever want to visit us.....
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A dean from MIT is starting a radical new university with no majors, lectures, or classrooms

A dean from MIT is starting a radical new university with no majors, lectures, or classrooms | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Her new university is among a number of recent initiatives to change the way American students learn and the values they take away with them. Ivy League universities are now particularly keen to shake up their admission process and focus less on students with great grades and a set of extra-curricular activities, and prioritize meaningful experience instead.
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Publishing as Pedagogy: Connecting Library Services and Technology

Publishing as Pedagogy: Connecting Library Services and Technology | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Libraries increasingly offer the technological capacity and staff expertise to support student publishing, but this activity tends to happen in isolation from other library activities.
Harnessing publishing as a pedagogical tool improves student learning outcomes through high-impact learning practices: extensive writing, teamwork, service learning, undergraduate research, and experiential learning.
Partnering with students to achieve their publishing ambitions clarifies the requirements that the next generation of digital scholars may have for library technology infrastructure designed for preservation and access.
The University of Michigan Library connects scholarly communication and instruction by focusing on publishing as pedagogy, as illustrated in three case studies.
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Teachers’ and School Leaders’ Perceptions of Further Education and Learning in School

Teachers’ and School Leaders’ Perceptions of Further Education and Learning in School | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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This article focuses on further education of teachers and the importance of the relationship between further education and the visions and development strategies of schools. The study shows that if further education is to contribute to change and development in schools beyond what individual teachers learn, the school has to be organized as a learning community. This means that the school must have a vision. This in turn demands that schools are led in a manner that allocates arenas and room for communication where visions and targets can be formulated and understood through common dialogue.
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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy

A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy by TeachThought Staff The modern learner has to sift through a lot of information. That means higher level thinking skills like analysis and evaluation...

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 1, 6:31 PM

The diagram is coherent and appropriate. Complex, also, but then simplifying teaching too much means the diagram becomes trite and possibly misleading.

Good teaching is complex and difficult and we often neglect that to our detriment.

Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, February 3, 9:00 AM

Interesting diagram including many of the complex components for today's teacher. Following this diagram will engage learners.

Joe McDonough's curator insight, February 5, 5:11 PM

I'd like to see "Ethics" listed... maybe on the "Encouraging reflection" vector.

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PUBLIC2016 - Form

PUBLIC2016 - Form | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
In early April 2016, PUBLIC is back.

FORM’s popular celebration of urban art and ideas will include the transformation of an urban creative campus with murals by leading international and Australian artists, Western Australia’s first-ever prototyping festival – PLATFORM – and the launch of Perth’s newest creative hub and community space: The Goods Shed in Claremont.

From 1-3 April, to coincide with The Goods Shed opening its doors, the Bayview Terrace area will host pop-up place activation and installation prototypes.

In Western Australia being able to live in creative, stimulating and socially cohesive communities shouldn’t be a privilege but a right. But in enjoying that right, we all share responsibility for making an active contribution towards our communities’ creativity and vibrancy. We may not all be architects or urban planners, but we do live in buildings, in streets, in suburbs of a town or city, so we’re specialists on neighbourhood living too.
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Insanity In Education: Making The Same Mistakes

Insanity In Education: Making The Same Mistakes | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The Definition Of Insanity In Education: 52 Mistakes We Make Over And Over Again
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How to build a learning worker mindset

How to build a learning worker mindset | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Why in this day and age, it is important to become a “learning worker”, and that for me  “learning to learn” doesn’t just mean “learning how to study” in formal courses. etc – although that’s a part of it, but nowadays it also means:

building a habit of continuous, everyday learning – and keeping your eyes and ears constantly open and learn from everything around youextracting the learning from your work experiences – this, after all, is how most of how we learn to do our work takes place – as we do our job keeping up to date with what’s happening in your industry and profession – not just by going to an annual conference or reading a few industry magazines – that pretty much tells you what’s happening now, not what’s happening next – the place to find that out is in on the Social Web, in your professional social networksrecognising serendipitous learning – the accidental, unplanned learning that takes place everyday as a consequence of other things.

 

For me, this is the new work of learning professionals – one that involves helping and supporting individuals – rather than creating and delivering one-size-fits-all content!

 

 


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Why in this day and age, it is important to become a “learning worker”, and that for me  “learning to learn” doesn’t just mean “learning how to study” in formal courses. etc – although that’s a part of it, but nowadays it also means:

  • building a habit of continuous, everyday learning – and keeping your eyes and ears constantly open and learn from everything around you
  • extracting the learning from your work experiences – this, after all, is how most of how we learn to do our work takes place – as we do our job 
  • keeping up to date with what’s happening in your industry and profession – not just by going to an annual conference or reading a few industry magazines – that pretty much tells you what’s happening now, not what’s happening next – the place to find that out is in on the Social Web, in your professional social networks
  • recognising serendipitous learning – the accidental, unplanned learning that takes place everyday as a consequence of other things.

For me, this is the new work of learning professionals – one that involves helping and supporting individuals – rather than creating and delivering one-size-fits-all content!


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


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Ten Step Program to Being Connected; or Getting Connected for Dummies — Medium

Ten Step Program to Being Connected; or Getting Connected for Dummies — Medium | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

I recently presented a session at DigiCon15 about Becoming a More Connected Educator. To provide a voice for those listening, I created a Google Form asking a few questions, such as how they are connected, what are the biggest challenges and any questions they may have. There were a few that I addressed at the end of the session, including moving beyond sound bites and giving back. However, one question that alluded me was a ‘get connected’ for dummies. So here goes, my 10 step process to becoming connected or a getting connected for dummies

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You Are Not In Control

Love the analogy - Slides for Digital Futures Colloquium presentation

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Love the analogy:

 

What would happen if Facebook worked like Blackboard? (Slide 17)

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Why the Best Teachers Won't Ditch the Lecture (EdSurge News)

Why the Best Teachers Won't Ditch the Lecture (EdSurge News) | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Recently, Stephen Kosslyn, the founding Dean of Minerva Schools, offered a great explanation of
why active learning is superior to lectures. While I admire and appreciate radical innovations in educational models like Minerva, I’d like to share a point of view that presents the lecture and act

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, August 3, 2015 4:25 AM

And why should they anyway ?

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Developing a $10 Digital Textbook -- Campus Technology

Developing a $10 Digital Textbook -- Campus Technology | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Purdue University is reducing textbook costs with a digital publishing platform that can deliver interactive content to any device.
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Visualization Technology in Higher Education - YouTube

Professors, researchers, and students are using visualization technology at colleges and universities across the globe. Large displays and immersive environments allow users to get inside of their data sets, seeing problems from a new perspective and allowing them to see new, innovative solutions and to make discoveries.

"Data visualization is no longer a novelty. It's a tool that's critical to every industry now," says Joe Swaty of ISAAC Corporation. ISAAC Corporation, along with several other corporate and industrial companies, partners with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Emerging Analytics Center. This type of partnership between academic institutions and corporate clients is becoming more and more common as visualization technology is making its way into universities everywhere.

See how educational institutions such as the University of Illinois at Chicago, Boise State University, and Tennessee State University are using visualization environments in and out of the classroom.
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MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New University Without Lectures or Classrooms

MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New University Without Lectures or Classrooms | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Christine Ortiz is taking a leave from her prestigious post as a professor and dean at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to start a radical, new nonprofit university that she says will have no majors, no lectures, and no classrooms.


Many details about the new university are still undetermined, she says, but the basic idea is to answer the question, What if you could start a university from scratch for today’s needs and with today’s technology?

Her venture is not the only effort to create a new kind of college — there’s the Minerva Project, created by a tech entrepreneur in San Francisco, and MOOC providers like Udacity, started by a former Stanford University professor.

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UNBOUND

January, 2016  

The inaugural issue of UNBOUND explores alternative credentialing, the future of online education, and more.

 

Welcome to UNBOUND: Reinventing Higher Education, a new online journal published by UPCEA, the association for leaders in professional, continuing and online education.

The name UNBOUND calls to mind the many innovations that are taking place in education across our country and our world, where technology is helping us break the bonds of space and time to make education accessible and more affordable to a broad audience.

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Developing a validated instrument to measure pre-service teachers’ ICT competencies: Meeting the demands of the 21st-century

Developing a validated instrument to measure pre-service teachers’ ICT competencies: Meeting the demands of the 21st-century | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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The main objective of this study is to develop a self-report instrument to measure preservice teachers’ ICT competencies in education. The questionnaire items of thisinstrument are based on an existing comprehensive framework and were created withinput from experts in the field. The data were collected from a sample of 931 final-year preservice teachers in Flanders (Belgium). A first subsample was used for an exploratory factor analysis,and a second one to verify the identified factor structure via confirmatory factor analysis. A two-factor structure of ICT competencies was identified: (1) compe-tencies to support pupils for ICT use in class and (2) competencies to use ICT for instruc-tional design. This two-factor structure was confirmed in the confirmatory factoranalysis. Recommendations are made on how this reliable instrument can help assessthe level and progress of preservice teachers’ ICT competencies

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How I'll be learning in 2016

How I'll be learning in 2016 | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
It's that reflective time of year again. It's now that educators like me consider what will define our approach to teaching and learning in the next 12 months. It's made more reflective where I live, as the New Zealand school year runs February to December, so I'll be starting with new classes in a few weeks.…

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CHRISTINE OWEN's curator insight, December 29, 2015 5:50 PM

Likewise re school year. I'm across the ditch and am already planning for the start of 2016 school year. Just completed our 4year Strategic Plan which focusses on successfully preparing students for an unknown future, through strategies such as those in the info-graphic. It's an invigorating process & my aim is to pass on my love of lifelong learning in and outside of the school system  and to encourage natural curiosity through viewing 'failure' as a scientific experiment, i.e. the testing of theorems, a necessary, problem solving  process leading to answers.

 

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, January 6, 11:55 AM

Excelente simples perspectivas de aprendizagem para o novo ano:


Como vamos aprender em 2016?

1- Colaborando;

2- Interagindo para soluçoes;

3- Expandindo para comunidade;

4- Conectando de maneira assertiva;

5- Acolhendo e oferecendo feedback aos pares.


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Teacher Agency: Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset

Teacher Agency:  Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

It is a myth that we operate under a set of oppressive bureaucratic constraints. In reality, teachers have a great deal of autonomy in the work they chose to do in their classrooms. In most cases it is our culture that provides the constraints. For individual teachers, trying out new practices and pedagogy is risky business and both our culture, and our reliance on hierarchy, provide the ideal barriers for change not to occur. As Pogo pointed out long ago, “we have met the enemy and it is us.” http://www.cea-ace.ca/blog/brian-harrison/2013/09/5/stop-asking-permission-change

Educational psychology has focused on the concepts of learned helplessness and more currently growth-fixed mindsets as a way to explain how and why students give up in the classroom setting.  These ideas can also be applied to educators in this day of forced standardization, testing, scripted curriculum, and school initiatives.

 

 

 


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It is a myth that we operate under a set of oppressive bureaucratic constraints. In reality, teachers have a great deal of autonomy in the work they chose to do in their classrooms. In most cases it is our culture that provides the constraints. For individual teachers, trying out new practices and pedagogy is risky business and both our culture, and our reliance on hierarchy, provide the ideal barriers for change not to occur. As Pogo pointed out long ago, “we have met the enemy and it is us.” http://www.cea-ace.ca/blog/brian-harrison/2013/09/5/stop-asking-permission-change

Educational psychology has focused on the concepts of learned helplessness and more currently growth-fixed mindsets as a way to explain how and why students give up in the classroom setting.  These ideas can also be applied to educators in this day of forced standardization, testing, scripted curriculum, and school initiatives.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 

 

Blanca Fondevila's curator insight, January 31, 10:11 AM

A serious problem that must be solve..

 

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Teacher Agency:  Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

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The great misconception of learning styles

The great misconception of learning styles | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

For the uninitiated, learning styles claim to group ways people learn, and attempt to explain why individuals’ learn differently. 

These styles have been developed by the likes of David Kolb, Neil Fleming and Anthony Gregorc.

However, one of the main problems with them is that they are both overused and abused, according to David Boud, Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology.

“Frankly, there are very few situations in which, even if they were true, even if there was a good foundation for them, you could actually get them to work,” he said.

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Being a connected educator is a mindset

Being a connected educator is a mindset | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

As Tom Whitby and I point out in our book, The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning (Corwin, 2014) we believe there are 8 things all Relevant, Connected Educators do:

Practices and Models Lifelong LearningViews Failure As Part of the Process of LearningBelieves in Sharing and CollaborationWilling to Explore, Question, Elaborate, and Advance Ideas Through Connections With Other EducatorsUses Technology and it's Connection to Other Educators to Learn and TeachUses the Tools of Technology to Personalize Their Professional DevelopmentComfortable With New Technology and Shows a Willingness to ExploreMay Put Creation Over Content and Relevance Over Doctrine


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Chris Carter's curator insight, November 17, 2015 10:29 PM

Thought preceeds action.

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Getting connected has been the best thing for me personally as an educational leader.

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What Core Skills Do Teachers Need To Be Effective? | LEARNing To LEARN | Professional Development

What Core Skills Do Teachers Need To Be Effective? | LEARNing To LEARN | Professional Development | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

“Teaching is complex work that people actually have to be taught to do,” says Deborah Loewenberg Ball, dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan. Ball spent years as an elementary school teacher and was always praised for being a “natural,” but she says teaching never came easily. She worked hard at her job.

Now, she’s trying to dramatically change teacher training to focus on the specific knowledge and skills that teachers need to effectively help students. Understanding math and knowing how to teach it are two separate skills. And understanding how to teach math well doesn’t come naturally.

People who want to be teachers “deserve to learn how to do this work well,” Ball says. “And the children that they teach particularly deserve to have those teachers taught.”

 


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nuria's curator insight, October 20, 2015 10:36 AM

añada su visión ...¡Cómo aprender a enseñar lo que se sabe eficazmente¡¡


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I chose this resource because I was interested in seeing what the identified "core skills" that characterize an effective teacher are. I totally agree that "how to teach" is a skill and not necessarily a skill that is intuitive or easily learned. It must be taught intentionally to practitioners. Those directing the teacher education program identified 19 core skills that a novice teacher must have. Not surprisingly, many of these traits like "reflective practice" and designing an appropriate learning sequence are generic. I especially like the idea that we must interpret student thinking. Too often, when a teacher sees a struggling student they advise them of the "right way" to answer a question or solve a problem. But understanding a student's flawed thought process is valuable and it allows a teacher to attend to root problems that will hinder future learning. 

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Preparing for the digital university: a review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning

Preparing for the digital university: a review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The sheer scale of numbers of students led to bold proclamations of education disruption and a sector on the verge of systemic change. However, from the perspective of 2015, these statements appear increasingly erroneous as moocs have proven to be simply an additional learning opportunity instead of a direct challenge to higher education itself. Many of the issues confronting early mooc development and offerings could have been reduced if greater consideration was given to research literature in learning sciences and technology enabled learning.


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A research study, explaining several ways of implementing educational material and methodologies that could be used for each one.  Taking into consideration the impact of technology and its growth into the educational area.  For example distance education, blended and online learning and the adaptation of technology in this field.

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Universities can learn from schools when it comes to improving teaching quality

Universities can learn from schools when it comes to improving teaching quality | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Rather than reinventing the wheel, universities should pay careful attention to what has already been learned in schools around effective teaching
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Disruptive innovations in higher ed emerging from outside mainstream - eCampus News

Disruptive innovations in higher ed emerging from outside mainstream - eCampus News | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
In my remarks, I clarified what disruptive innovation is, as the theory is all too often misunderstood and misapplied. I explained that disruptive innovations carry four rules worth noting. They typically start by serving nonconsumers outside of the mainstream—areas where the alternative is literally nothing at all. They tend to be simpler than existing services, so the elite and the sector’s leading organizations tend to dismiss them. Accordingly, they both redefine the notion of what is quality and performance, and they don’t fit neatly into existing regulatory structures. Third, incumbent organizations cannot successfully adopt them within their core operations. And finally, they predictably and reliably improve over time to tackle more complex problems to transform a sector into one that is more affordable and accessible.
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Lecturers’ skills not up to scratch, says Eton head

Lecturers’ skills not up to scratch, says Eton head | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Tony Little points to ‘increasing gap’ between teaching standards at sixth form and university
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Peter Mellow's curator insight, July 10, 2015 4:56 AM

An opportunity for Online teaching?

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9 ways to support collaboration in higher ed - eCampus News

9 ways to support collaboration in higher ed - eCampus News | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The next step in improving students’ experience in higher ed may be in rebuilding campus spaces for collaboration and data sharing.

campus-design-collaborationInstitutions need to create layered, blended and personalized places that support a variety of interactions and digital platforms, rather than creating specialized spaces, such as computer labs.

These findings are part of a recent study, which also found that mobility has transformed the way students learn, and therefore requires careful attention to physical spaces now more than ever.

This revelation may just be one of the factors to shed light not only on how student homes or spaces affect learning in the classroom at college, but also how students interact in common university spaces.
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