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A space for conversations around elevating teaching practices and applied learning for post-traditional students. Brought to you by the University of Denver's college of continuing and professional studies, University College.
Feb 26, 2020
Words of Wisdom : When a Certificate Makes Sense
Kicking off Season Two of the ElevatED podcast is our Words of Wisdom series featuring past and current students sharing about their experiences as post-traditional students. With us for this first episode is Marcus Farmer who gained his certificate in New Media and Internet Marketing in 2017. Marcus came to University College to "re-tool" as he shifted careers from engineering to digital marketing. Marcus shares why a graduate certificate was the right choice for him, how he adjusted to juggling a busy life while being an adult student, and provides many wise words of wisdom for any current or prospective adult learners.
Dec 29, 2019
Innovation through cross-departmental collaboration projects
In this episode you will hear about the powerful learning and innovative thinking that happens when students from different departments and academic programs come together to work on industry impact projects. Episode 4 features a conversation with Jim Ducay, who joined the University of Denver to launch an industry innovation program after spending 25 years as a senior-level technology business leader for companies like Avaya Networking, SES Americom, Ameritech, Bell Atlantic and Nynex. Jim shares his experience bringing students together from across the DU campus to work directly with local companies on innovation projects and how these experiences have tremendous impact on our students and our communities. Listen as Jim shares successes, challenges and a few tips for students who are interested in being involved in innovation projects or faculty considering launching programs of this type.
Oct 8, 2019
Why we all need to understand the needs of students with disabilities
This episode features an interview with Dr. Siva priya Santhanam, Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Dr. Santhanam explains how embracing practices to meet the needs of students with disabilities also helps us make the classroom (online or in person) a better place for all students to learn. Hear how Dr. Santhanam's research supports this theory and several best practices that can be easily incorporated into your teaching. Dr. Santhanam also shares some insights for faculty and parents who are trying to navigate higher education for students with disabilities.
Aug 15, 2019
Understanding the complexities of education technology
How do we use technology to enhance, not hinder, adult learning? Instructional Designer, Trey Chambers, walks us through evidence-based best practices in the field of instructional design to help enhance learning in online courses. This episode features valuable insights and take-aways for faculty, directors, subject matter experts, and course designers.
Aug 14, 2019
How the adult brain learns
How does the adult brain learn and why understanding these nuances helps us teach and learn more effectively. Featuring an interview with Dr. Allison Friederichs, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at University of Denver's University College. Dr. Friederichs not only provides clarification around the complexities specific to adult learning but also shares a number of easy, actionable tips to enhance the learning experience.
Aug 7, 2019
Welcome to ElevatED: Season 1 Trailer
Here's what to expect from the upcoming episodes of ElevatED - a space for conversations around elevating teaching practices and applied learning for non-traditional students. This podcast is brought to you by the University of Denver’s college of continuing and professional studies, University College. Learn more at universitycollege.du.edu/elevated.