Updates from Aaron Doering

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Doering speaks to Singapore school leaders

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Doering recently presented virtually to school leaders throughout Singapore as part of a conference on networked online learning. His presentation focused on innovative practices in the design and development of online learning environments. While discussing concepts ranging from how students best learn to how to design learning environments that engage...

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Legacy magazine features Earthducation in cover article

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The University of Minnesota Foundation's Legacy magazine has featured Doering's Earthducation project as its cover story for its winter 2015 issue. The article, Stories of Change, looks back on the six Earthducation expeditions to date through an interview with Doering, including Earthducation Expedition 6: Nepal, which took place this past...

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Doering keynotes teaching & learning conference at Charles Sturt University, Australia

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Each year, Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia's largest provider of distance education, brings together education staff and faculty from across its more than a dozen campuses, to share innovations in online teaching and learning and discuss new strategies and initiatives. The 2014 CSUed conference was held on CSU's beautiful, sustainable...

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Adventure learning, Puerto Rico-style: Doering keynotes new learning technologies institute in San Juan

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On November 7, Doering keynoted the First Institute of Learning Technologies: Tensions and Trends conference at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. His talk, “Adventure-Supported Learning with Technology: A Global Perspective,” offered a great springboard into the conference, which focused on the use of technology and adventure in teaching...

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Doering kicks off CCE’s popular Headliners series

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Doering kicked off the University of Minnesota's popular current events series, Headliners, to a packed house with a talk titled "Explore, Teach, Inspire: Taking Education and Innovation to the Next Level." He shared how his passion for geography, technology, education, and the environment, have played a role in his drive...

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WeExplore & North of Sixty presented at NAAEE in Ottawa

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Doering's WeExplore and North of Sixty projects were presented by LT Media Lab staff member and PhD candidate Jeni Henrickson at the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) in Ottawa, Canada, last week. NAAEE is the largest and longest-running conference worldwide dedicated to environmental education. Environmental educators are looking...

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Journey to Menindee: New Traditional Knowledge Network with CSU & Ngiyaampaa Elder Aunty Beryl Carmichael

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Doering and the LT Media Lab are excited to partner with Dr. Barbara Hill and Dr. Barney Dalgarno at Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Ngiyaampaa Elder Aunty Beryl Carmichael in Australia on a new online learning initiative focused on traditional knowledge. Planning for the Traditional Knowledge Network kicked off this...

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Doering & PhD candidate Henrickson publish in Canadian Journal of Learning & Technology

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Doering and LT PhD candidate Jeni Henrickson have published an article, "Designing for Learning Engagement in Remote Communities: Narratives from North of Sixty," in the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology. The paper offers a brief history of educational initiatives in remote Arctic communities, focusing on: 1) the importance of...

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North of Sixty honored with SNAP Award from Journal of Sustainability Education

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Very honored that the North of Sixty project is the winner of a Journal of Sustainability Education SNAP Award. The Sustainability Now (SNAP) awards recognize effective and innovative sustainability education initiatives worldwide that work to restore landscapes, recharge educators, and replenish learning systems. North of Sixty is sustainability-driven initiative focused...

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Doering keynotes Innovation Zone Summit

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What an awesome group of educators at the Innovation Zone Summit! Doering provided the keynote today to a packed house, kicking off an inspiring conference devoted to employing emerging and innovative technologies to engage students and enhance teaching and learning. The Innovation Zone Summit is a partnership between Mankato Area...

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Doering serves on New Zealand National Science Challenges assessment panel

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Doering visited Wellington, New Zealand, to serve on the New Zealand National Science Challenges assessment panel. The panel assessed proposals centered on ten different research areas tied to a variety of science topics, including aging, health, nutrition, biology, the environment, sustainable seas, technological innovation, and climate change resilience. The National...

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Doering keynotes international conference in Paris focused on innovation

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Doering keynoted the International Conference on Management and Education Innovation in Paris, France, this May. His talk, titled "Transformational Technology-Enhanced Learning: Designing for experience and engagement," focused on innovation in online education and steps educators and corporate trainers can take to begin to design for transformational learning experiences. Through the...

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North of Sixty & Earthducation presented at International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences

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Research on Doering's North of Sixty and Earthducation projects was presented by Learning Technologies PhD candidate Jeni Henrickson at the Eighth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS) at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, BC, Canada, this May. ICASS is the leading conference worldwide focused specifically...

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Doering interviewed live on CNN about Earthducation & climate change

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Doering was interviewed live on CNN regarding his Earthducation project, adventure learning, and global climate change impacts. The interview aired May 10 and showcased footage from the recent Earthducation Expedition 6: Nepal along with Doering's North of Sixty project and previous Earthducation expeditions. During Earthducation Nepal, Doering and Charlie Miller,...

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New Doering publication in Journal of Geography looks at geography teachers’ TPACK

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Doering's newest publication, "Technology Integration in K–12 Geography Education Using TPACK as a Conceptual Model," addresses the topic of needs and challenges of K–12 technology integration in the geography classroom. This study — undertaken with colleagues Dr. Cassie Scharber and Dr. David Lanegran, along with PhD candidates Suzan Koseoglu and...

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Earthducation Expedition 6 heads to Nepal April 27!

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What does education look like in remote mountain villages where electricity is nonexistent or unreliable? How does a developing country seeking to grow its economy, boost tourism, and expand its infrastructure do so sustainably? Earthducation Expedition 6 aims to find out — and share what it learns with teachers and...

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Doering presents three papers at AERA 2014 in Philadelphia

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Doering presented three papers at the American Educational Research Association's annual conference in Philadelphia, PA, in April. The papers were centered on his recent research in technology-enhanced authentic learning, geospatial learning, and education in remote Arctic regions. AERA is the largest and most prestigious educational conference in the world focused...

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Doering keynotes MCSS & Great Lakes annual conference

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Doering keynoted the opening evening gala at the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) and Great Lakes annual conference, which drew teachers from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. He provided an in-depth look at principles he believes spur transformational online learning, while sharing inspirational stories from...

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Doering speaks at Minnesota Council for History Education conference

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Doering kicked off the Minnesota Council for History Education technology conference for teachers and future teachers by showcasing how technology and adventure can come together to make a difference in the classroom. Attending teachers from throughout Minnesota also learned from Doering about the key principles to technology transformation. Follow @chasingseals ...

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Introducing NextEd, a new generation of online learning

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What if we could combine the reach and accessibility of a MOOC with an engaging user experience and online interface, a Facebook-like social network, meaningful interaction with an instructor who is more than a talking head, and authentic project-based learning? That’s precisely what the LT Media Lab (LTML) at the...

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North of Sixty project presented at ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting in Halifax, Canada

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The ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting is the largest annual Arctic research gathering held in Canada. It brings together leading Arctic researchers from both the natural and social sciences, along with students, industry representatives, and interested community members from the North. Doering and LT PhD candidate Jeni Henrickson were honored to...

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New adventure learning pub from Doering & Henrickson in Journal of Interactive Learning Research

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The Journal of Interactive Learning Research has published a study by Dr. Doering and Learning Technologies PhD candidate Jeni Henrickson titled "Adventure Learning and Learner-Engagement: Frameworks for Designers and Educators." The study’s goal was to identify why and how specific elements of an AL environment might spur learner engagement. Data...

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Changes and challenges at the top of the world

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A Star Tribune article published today includes an interview with Dr. Doering about the North of Sixty project. "Changes and Challenges at the Top of the World," written by columnist John Rash, looks at cultural change in the Arctic and how programs such as North of Sixty are using new-media...

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