Updates from Aaron Doering

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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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Capturing stories of education & sustainability in Bali

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Doering has this week been traveling and capturing stories of education and sustainability in Bali for the Earthducation project. Earthducation is a recent AIGA (Re)Design Award judges choice winner for its innovative design approach and commitment to sustainability issues worldwide. Video interviews from Bali will be available online soon at...

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Earthducation & North of Sixty are AIGA (Re)Design Award winners

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Doering's Earthducation and North of Sixty projects are AIGA (Re)Design Award winners! Earthducation was further recognized with top honors as a "Judges Choice" pick. The (Re)Design awards celebrate the most influential designs that advocate for strong communities, sustainable environments, and thriving economies. Sincere thanks to the AIGA judges and organization! Follow...

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Sidetracked Magazine publishes Doering’s North of Sixty expedition story

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Sidetracked, an online adventure-based magazine, has published a stunning presentation of Doering’s North of Sixty expedition story. The story recounts, through personal narrative, the April 2013 expedition across Baffin Island between the communities of Qikiqtarjuaq and Pangnirtung in the Canadian Arctic. Click the quote below to view the story and...

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Doering delivers AAUW keynote

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Doering provided the keynote at a meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in St. Paul, MN, this week. His talk, centered on engaging learners through the investigation of education and sustainability, was delivered to a full house of rapt listeners at the AAUW's headquarters on Summit Avenue....

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Ever-expanding international collaborations

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Doering's international collaborations continue to expand around the world. Previous work with Christo Van der Westhuizen and the Faculty of Educational Sciences at North-West University (NWU) in Potchefstroom, South Africa, has led to the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the LT Media Lab and College of Education...

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Linking Real-World Science to Schools

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Doering was interviewed for a new Education Week article on "Linking Real-World Science to Schools." The article discusses ways that researchers and others "are using technology to expand their connections with K-12 science educators, push students and teachers to become creators of science content, and blur the boundaries between classrooms,...

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Doering to keynote TEL2013 in Singapore

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Doering will keynote the TEL2013 symposium this October in Singapore. This two-day symposium will bring together stakeholders from institutions of higher education around the world to examine key aspects of technology-enhanced learning such as impacts on learners and teachers, sustainability, and scalability. Doering's keynote address, "From Apps to Adventure Learning,"...

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From Africa to the Arctic: Earthducation Brings Environmental Awareness

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The University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment (IonE) recently published an interview with Doering about the Earthducation project. Doering is an IonE resident fellow. Titled "From Africa to the Arctic: Earthducation Brings Environmental Awareness," the IonE interview includes the history of the Earthducation project along with some of Doering's...

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Doering’s work presented at EdMedia 2013

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Three of Doering's papers centered on current research in adventure learning, sustainability education, and online learning environment design were presented at the EdMedia conference in Victoria, BC, Canada, in June 2013. This annual conference is focused on research, design, and development in the learning technologies field. Designing for Learning Engagement in...

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Doering keynotes Minnesota 1:1 Learning Summit

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Doering keynoted the Minnesota 1:1 Learning Summit at the University of St. Thomas on June 21, 2013, in St. Paul, Minnesota. His talk focused on designing and developing transformative learning experiences. The Minnesota 1:1 Learning Summit is geared at teachers and administrators and showcases innovative learning opportunities and projects in...

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LTML hosts MAGE summer institutes

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For the third year in a row, Doering and the Learning Technologies Media Lab (LTML), in conjunction with the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE), are hosting summer geography institutes for Minnesota teachers. During the institutes, middle and high school teachers from Grand Rapids to Rochester to the Twin Cities...

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Teaching sustainability through adventure

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Doering and Learning Technologies PhD candidate Jeni Henrickson have just published a new adventure learning article, “Teaching Sustainability through Adventure,” in the Journal of Sustainability Education. The article discusses the history of adventure in education, provides background on two adventure-in-education models (adventure education and adventure learning), and proposes user-driven adventure...

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Doering & Miller rock the stage at See Change 2013

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Doering and colleague Charles Miller delivered a mesmerizing, media-filled presentation to a full house at the See Change 2013 conference today. Their talk, titled “Exploring the Intersection of Design, Education, and Sustainability,” showcased many LT Media Lab projects, including Earthducation, North of Sixty, WeExplore, Avenue, and Flipgrid. See Change is...

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Doering interviewed live on “Wake Up with Al”

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Doering was interviewed live yesterday morning by Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams from the "Wake Up with Al" studio in New York City. The Weather Channel and "Wake Up with Al" had featured video coverage and live chats with Doering from the Canadian Arctic during the North of Sixty pulking...

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Doering keynotes MadLaT conference in Winnipeg, Canada

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Doering keynoted the MadLaT conference May 3, 2013, in Winnipeg, Canada. His talk focused on generating transformational learning opportunities in online learning. MADLaT's 12th-annual 2-day conference is oriented at teachers, trainers, and practitioners interested and involved in using educational technology. Learn more at http://madlat.ca. Follow @chasingseals ...

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