Research Now

These bi-weekly meetings bring together faculty members interested in discussing current research in the area of teaching and learning in higher education. Each meeting will feature a new research article that addresses a current topic or issue in this area. All faculty are welcome to attend and propose articles for discussion. Discussions can be led by faculty or your colleagues at CATLR. Should you have a specific article that you would like to discuss, please email Director Dr. Cigdem Talgar at c.talgar@neu.edu.

Upcoming Research Now Schedule

Registration is preferred. Click an event title to read more and to register for that session.

Title Date Audience Description
Are Clickers the Best Feedback Device to Engage Students? 9/19/2014 All-Campus

Join us for our bi-weekly brown-bag reading group discussing current research in the area of teaching and learning.  At this session, we will be discussing a study on whether “clickers” or web-based polling devices engage students more (Sun, Martinez & Seli, 2014). The authors investigated the use of clickers related to “Just in Time Teaching,” where… Read more »

Does Active Learning Really Improve STEM Education? 10/3/2014 All-Campus

Join us for our bi-weekly brown-bag reading group discussing current research in the area of teaching and learning.  At this session, we will be discussing an article on the impact of active learning interventions across the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines (Freeman, McDonough, Smith, Okoroafor, Jordt & Wenderoth, 2014). In what the authors call… Read more »

Can Experiential Learning Make Students More Socially Responsible? 10/17/2014 All-Campus

Join us for our bi-weekly brown-bag reading group discussing current research in the area of teaching and learning.  At this session, we will be discussing a study that looked at the impact of social problem-based experiential learning on student’s socially responsible behavior (Caulfield & Woods, 2013). The authors investigated the experience of students who had been… Read more »

We Use Tests to Assess Learning—But Can They Also Improve It? 10/31/2014 All-Campus

Join us for our bi-weekly brown-bag reading group discussing current research in the area of teaching and learning.  At this session, we will be reviewing an article that explains how using practice tests during study and/or in the classroom can be a powerful agent for retention and self-regulated learning (Pyc, Agarwal, & Roediger, 2014). The authors… Read more »

How Can ePortfolios Inform Curriculum Redesign? 11/14/2014 All-Campus

Join us for our bi-weekly brown-bag reading group discussing current research in the area of teaching and learning.  At this session, we will be discussing an article by Northeastern faculty member Dr. Gail Matthews-DeNatale (2013), regarding how the implementation and analysis of ePortfolios in Northeastern’s Master of Education program significantly informed the department’s redesign of its… Read more »

How Do We Move From the Illusion of Understanding to More Authentic Learning Environments? 12/5/2014 All-Campus

Join us for our bi-weekly brown-bag reading group discussing current research in the area of teaching and learning.  At this session, we will be discussing an article that analyzes the popular Khan academy learning videos using principles from learning science (Schwartz, 2013).  The author identifies common pitfalls that lead to an “illusion of understanding,” and presents… Read more »