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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Fall 2019

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LAI 199SEM - Ub Seminar-Info Overload Edu In 21st Cent
Ub Seminar-Info Overload Edu In 21st Cent A Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   21235   Enrollment Capacity:   28
Section:   A   Enrollment Total:   28
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
Dates:   08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019   Status:   CLOSED
Days, Time:   M W , 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Room:   Alumni 90 view map
Location:   North Campus      
Information Overload: Education in 21st Century Learning Environments: Teaching and learning are more challenging today than 100 or even 20 years ago. In every discipline, there is more information to sort through, both because more information is being produced by a growing population, but also because it is more widely available. Everyone must learn to cope with and ideally, thrive, in this information-rich environment. The implications of ?information overload? for the developing learner are especially critical to understand. In this course we will explore how 21st century learning environments tax our attentional resources and what strategies are most effective for successful learning and interactions. You will learn practical skills such as effective note-taking and time management in the college setting. We will also examine contemporary issues such as technology and attention, the role of movement and exercise in learning and development, how cognition is embedded in our social selves, how stress affects our cognitive processes, how cultural differences are reflected in cognition, the goal of schooling and assessment, and how educational policies can be created and improved, based on research.
Enrollment Requirements
Prerequisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  Course Description
The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.
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