History of Fake News, Personalized Learning, Veterans Jobs
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 123
- May 25, 2017 4:00 pm
- 2:21:47 mins
19th-century Fake News (15:55) Petra McGillen, Ph.D., is an assistant prof. of German Studies and media historian at Dartmouth. Although we didn’t hear about it much until recently, “fake news” is not a new concept. Petra McGillens discusses her research on fake news dating all the way back to the 19th-century. Deeper Personalize Learning (1:03:28) Kathleen McClaskey is CEO and Co-founder of Personalize Learning, LLC and co-author of bestsellers Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning: A Practical Guide for Getting Started and Going Deeper. She is an innovative leader, education technologist, keynoter, professional developer, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) consultant with over 30 years experience in creating learner-centered environments. For students to become more proactive in their learning, they need to understand how they learn so they can develop skills to support their own learning. Personalization, or what is more commonly known as personalized learning, offers a great opportunity for students to take ownership of their learning and acquire skills to direct and advocate for their own educations. Still, there is a great deal of confusion about what personalization is and what it means for teaching and learning. Kathleen McClaskey shares with us how exactly we can personalize learning for an entire class. Helping Veterans Find Career Opportunities (1:49:28) Eileen Trauth, Ph.D., is a Professor of Information Sciences & Technology, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. She conducts research on the information technology profession, with a particular focus on underrepresented groups based on gender, disability, veteran’s status, race, ethnicity and socio-economic status. Did you know military veterans have a higher unemployment rate than nonveterans? Eileen Trauth discusses her research on jobs for vets, and how the Information Technology field is a better fit for them than they might originally think.