- Aug 26 9:58AM
- ‘Being and Learning in a Digital Age’ at Penn Examines Online Learning
As higher education institutions wrestle with the future of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, the University of Pennsylvania will host the third annual conference focused on online learning, Oct. 6-7.
“Learning with MOOCs III: Being and Learning in a Digital Age” will feature two keynote speakers: the founder of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani, and Angela Duckworth, the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Penn and author of the current New York Times bestseller Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.
The conference will address such questions such as: how do MOOCs and digital learning impact learners across the lifespan from birth to retirement? What are the challenges of integrating multi-source data streams to present a holistic view of learner engagement and performance? Should social and emotional skills and character strengths be considered in digital learning?
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- Aug 4 9:45AM
- Penn Philosophy Grad Student Studies Morality, Social Norms
blurb:University of Pennsylvania graduate student Thomas Noah studies why people do what they do, work encouraged by Arts & Sciences’ Cristina Bicchieri, who researches social norms and behavior.
Try this thought experiment from the world of philosophy. Imagine a train moving quickly down a track. On its current route, call it Path A, five people stand fixed in place; in another direction, Path B, one immoveable individual waits. A single flip of a switch, at which you happen to be standing, shifts the train’s direction ... Read More
- Aug 1 10:21AM
- Julie Nelson Davis of Penn Collaborates With Smithsonian
“It’s like a dream come true,” said Davis, a professor in the History of Art Department in the School of Arts & Sciences and the senior consulting curator at the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art.
A leading expert on ukiyo-e, the “pictures of the floating world” genre in Japanese art, Davis is currently involved in an online catalog project of the Galleries’ Pulverer Collection of Japanese illustrated books and is also contributing to an upcoming exhibition about 18th-century artist Kitagawa Utamaro.
Davis first learned about the Smithsonian museums as a child living in Oregon when the son of one of her mother’s friends was planning a a trip there. A self-described, “nerdy kid” ... Read More