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Do the “Devices We Can’t Put Down” Affect Learning? √ §

Michelle Miller: A Book Chapter Discussion



Date & Time

March 27, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


To optimize our learning experiences during Michelle D. Miller’s presentation next month, we’ll discuss Chapter 5: “The Devices We Can’t Put Down: Smartphones, Laptops, Memory, and Learning,” pp. 171-210, of Remembering and Forgetting in the Age of Technology: Teaching, Learning, and the Science of Memory in a Wired World (WVU Press, 2022). A professor of psychological science and President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Northern Arizona University, Miller’s writing is engaging and accessible; she shows how to apply what we know about learning and the brain to teaching. Past FDC programs have explored ways to optimize (or minimize) these devices in the classroom–in this chapter Miller expands our knowledge about how they affect learning and memory and discusses how to minimize their distractions and enhance their affordances.

Michelle D. Miller will be joining the College Teaching and Learning Science Post-Master’s Certificate Program and the FDC on Wednesday, April 10 at noon to present a virtual session. More details on how to register will be provided when they are available.

Participants may access the ebook online at any time through the AOK library in advance of the session using the following step-by-step instructions:
  1. Log into myUMBC
  2. Go to the AOK Library Website
  3. In the AOK OneSearch box, type the book title (not the chapter title) and press Search
  4. Locate the ebook, and click on the link to PDF Full Text under the descriptive information
Please click “Going Virtually” below to reserve your seat for this session, and we will send you a Google calendar invitation with a WebEx link one hour before the session. If you register less than an hour before the session, you will receive the WebEx link when you register. Please email fdc@umbc.edu if you have any questions. If you have registered and find that you can no longer attend, please kindly release your spot so that others may attend.

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