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Making Technology Invisible: Active Pedagogy for the Modern World
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About this session:

After a brief overview of the specifications of the Carroll College Sandbox (a custom technology-enabled active learning classroom), this session will describe the instructional design process for multiple classes taught in the room and the research that supports these strategies. In short, learning activities should be so engaging that
the technology becomes invisible and lectures become uncommon. Some means to this end include:

- Higher-order thinking through active engagement
- LMS as springboard for rigorous classroom work
- LMS as a repository for post-activity reflection
- Open-air peer-review for research and writing

After viewing lessons designed for the Sandbox, attendees will analyze these strategies and develop personal takeaways from the session by participating in a technology-enabled active-learning session.

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About the presenter:

Ryan D. Hazen, M.Ed., Carroll College

Ryan Hazen is an instructional technologist working at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. At Carroll, that job title includes administration of Carroll’s self-hosted Moodle, design and installation of multi display “sandbox” classrooms, direct instructional design consultation with faculty, and deployment of in-house professional development programs. Ryan Holds a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from UNC - Chapel Hill and an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from MSU - Bozeman. He is also a father, urban farmer, photographer, cook, poet, skier, mountain biker, disc golfer, and microbrew connoisseur.