CTLgrads Journal Club
Are you interested in learning about educational research? Join us during the academic year for CTLgrads Journal Club — and, every summer, Summer Book Club. This informal discussion community is an opportunity to be introduced to research on teaching and learning in various disciplines (also known as Discipline-Based Education Research, or DBER), and to discuss articles and books with CTL staff and other graduate students and postdocs. Each session will also help you consider how you can use findings in education research–in your field and beyond–to inform your own teaching practices.
How to participate
The CTLgrads Journal Club is open to current Columbia graduate students and postdocs. While we encourage participants to attend multiple Journal Club in order to build community with others interested in findings and implications of education research, we welcome visitors to individual sessions.
Sign up for the CTLgrads Journal Club mailing list to get advance notification about upcoming sessions and readings.
Summer 2021 Book Club
In summers the Journal Club shifts into reading and discussing a whole book. In Summer 2021 we are reading Cheating Lessons (2013) by James Lang, PhD, which will help us dig into the research on student learning, memory, attention, and motivation. We’ll consider what this research can tell us about why students cheat, and think about what motivates students to cheat and how can we prevent cheating.
Join us every other week, starting Wednesday, May 19th. These sessions are open to Columbia graduate students and postdocs. Feel free to join any or all sessions throughout the summer!
- May 19, 2021 – Cheating Lessons pp. 1 – 36 • via Zoom, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register
- June 2, 2021 – Cheating Lessons pp. 36 – 75 • via Zoom, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register
- June 16, 2021 – Cheating Lessons pp. 75 -105 • via Zoom, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register
- June 30, 2021 – Cheating Lessons pp. 105 -128 • via Zoom, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register
- July 14, 2021 – Cheating Lessons pp. 128 -163 • via Zoom, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register
- July 28, 2021 – Cheating Lessons pp. 163 -206 • via Zoom, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register
- August 11, 2021 – Cheating Lessons pp. 206 -236 • via Zoom, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register
Spring 2021 Journal Club
- Jan. 28, 2021
- Feb. 11, 2021
- Feb. 25, 2021
- Mar. 11, 2021
- Mar. 25, 2021
- Apr. 8, 2021
- Apr. 22, 2021
Fall 2020 Journal Club
- Dec. 10, 2020: Cognitive Load, Student Satisfaction
- Wang, C., Fang, T., and Gu, Y. (2020). “Learning performance and behavioral patterns of online collaborative learning: Impact of cognitive load and affordances of different multimedia.”
- Bradford, G.R. (2011). “A relationship study of student satisfaction with learning online and cognitive load: Initial results.”
- Nov. 24, 2020: Community and Social Presence (Retention)
- Oct. 27, 2020: Online Classrooms as Learning Places
- Oct. 13, 2020: Teaching Online at Scale
- Sept. 29, 2020: Teaching & Community
- Sept. 15, 2020: Teaching & Community
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