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Conference/Seminar/Workshop

Spring into Teaching - Help! How Do I Get My Students to Read?

Event Details

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Zoom or other Online application

Free

Event Website

Online registration or tickets


Contact

Kathleen De Los Santos

Center for Teaching and Learning

ctl@umass.edu

413-545-1225

This event is on UMASS campus

This event is handicap accessible

Instructors sometimes feel that their students just aren’t reading anymore. Or, if students are reading,  they aren’t retaining the information effectively. Have YouTube videos, TikTok, and Echo360 killed students’ ability and motivation to read? Is reading a thing of the past? Or perhaps we have made course design choices that inadvertently discourage reading. In this session, we’ll look at how students read in both the print and digital context and explore concrete ways to structure our courses so students engage more deeply in the kind of active reading that helps them retain more information and builds critical thinking.