Session Description

Friday, April 9th, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Flattening the Forgetting Curve: Practices and Tools to Boost Retention
Based on a host of research from the learning sciences, this presentation will provide you with practices and tools to boost your learners' retention of facts, concepts, and processes.
Learning Objectives
Explain the rate at which we forget new information.
Apply three strategies to boost memory retention.
Select an scaffold-appropriate ed-tech tool for formative assessment.
Presentation Files
David McAlinden, Instructional Designer, Columbia University School of Professional Studies
"Dave McAlinden has worked with several education groups and brings a wealth of knowledge about instructional design and theory to his position with the Columbia University School of Professional Studies (SPS). Dave joins SPS from Columbia University’s Center for Veteran Transition and Integration. While there, he served as an instructional designer and supported the development and implementation of a massive, open, online course. He also brings with him a global perspective on education and several years of teaching experience as a head instructor for one of the largest private education companies in the Republic of Korea.

Dave has a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Letters and a Post-Bac Certificate in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Portland State University. He also holds a Master's Degree in Instructional Design and Delivery from Manhattan College in New York City."

Higher Ed. Quality in Action Conference

April 8, 2021 — Workshops
April 9, 2021 — Sessions
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern (convert time zone)

Agenda At-a-Glance

10:00  - 11:00 am: Keynote
11:10 am - 12:00 pm: Concurrent sessions
12:00 - 1:00 pm: Networking break
1:00 - 1:50 pm: Concurrent sessions
2:00 - 2:50 pm: Concurrent sessions
2:50 - 3:20 pm: Networking break
3:20 - 4:10 pm: Concurrent sessions
4:20 - 5:10 pm: Concurrent sessions
5:20 - 6:00 pm: Closing Town Hall