[Webinar] Your New Normal: Reimagined | Aug 18, 2021 | D2L
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Your New Normal: Reimagined

Duration: 1 hour
Presenters:
  • Dr. Barry Schwartz, Author of Practical Wisdom and The Paradox of Choice
  • Dr. Jeff Borden, Chief Academic Officer, D2L

Evaluating the "choice problem" through the lens of Practical Wisdom

Students, faculty, and administrators are all asking the question: What does the ‘new normal’ look like at your institution? Despite the emergency shift to online brought on by COVID-19, colleges and universities learned how to provide flexible options for everyone, everywhere, anytime. Yet, this forced explosion of options is not without consequences. Hybrid learning? Online? Blended? On-campus? As we move into the next chapter, institutions must respond to the new needs of students and faculty—but how?

Join Dr. Barry Schwartz, Author of Practical Wisdom and The Paradox of Choice, with Dr. Jeff Borden as they discuss how institutions can—and should—respond. Through the lens of Practical Wisdom, you’ll learn:

  • Practical ways to implement new modalities for learning
  • How to define success by thinking about first principals rather than the status quo
  • Ensuring that boundaries are established to guide students rather than leaving all options open
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Dr. Barry Schwartz

Author of Practical Wisdom and The Paradox of Choice
More about Dr. Schwartz

Dr. Barry Schwart

Author of Practical Wisdom and The Paradox of Choice

Barry Schwartz studies the link between economics and psychology, offering startling insights into modern life. He is the author of many books, including Why We Work (2015), and Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing (2011). In 2005, Barry published The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less. The message of the book is that too many choices can paralyze people into inaction and cause them to be dissatisfied with even good decisions. It was named one of the top business books of the year by both Business Week and Forbes Magazine, and has been translated into fourteen languages.

Barry is currently a lecturer at UC Berkely’s Haas School of Business, and previously served as a visiting professor for NYU’s Stern School of Business. He is also the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College, in Pennsylvania. His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. Barry has published articles on various topics in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Parade Magazine, USA Today, Advertising Age, Slate, Scientific American, The New Republic, Newsday, the AARP Bulletin, the Harvard Business Review, and the Guardian. He has lectured to audiences as large as 5,000, among them the British and the Dutch governments, as well as trade organizations and businesses. It appears that the “choice problem” is relevant in every corner of modern society.

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Dr. Jeff Borden

Chief Academic Officer, D2L
More about Dr. Jeff Borden

Dr. Jeff Borden

Chief Academic Officer, D2L

Dr. Borden is currently the Chief Academic Officer at D2L, a Professor of Communication and Education, a Davis Scholar in Residence awarded by the Akilah Institute, and a speaker / consultant / leader across higher education. As a former Chief Innovation Officer, Academic Research Director (“Think Tank”), and lifelong advocate for effective eLearning, Jeff has spoken to educators at every level, from professors to politicians to presidents to principals, in 38 countries and 49 of 50 U.S. states. A passionate teaching and learning expert, Dr. Borden is generating and communicating the best possible ideas, strategies, and philosophies to transform learning at scale. Through award winning “learning ecosystem” creation, brain-based education strategies, large scale alternate reality games for education, and other creative endeavors, Dr. Borden has implemented effective learning techniques for thousands. Having written academic anthology chapters, academic journal articles, editorials, blogs, and given interviews for dozens of academic and popular media, as well as having presented to more
than 5,000 audiences in 20 years, Dr. Borden will provide practical, researched, intentional strategies for changing learning.

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