18, 2016. Dr. Autar Kaw
traveled to New Delhi, India to give a conference keynote speech
on using no-cost pragmatic
strategies to improve learning inside and outside of the
classrooms of higher education STEM courses. The
conference was organized by ISFT (International Symposium on
Fusion of Science & Technology) and was held at the Pusa
Institute, New Delhi in January 2016.
With advances in learning sciences and the widespread access to
technology of delivery, we are living in exciting times to
the science of learning to education. Professor Kaw talked about
evidence-based pragmatic learning strategies
tactics such as distributed practice and interleaved exercises,
active learning tools such as personal response systems and
targeted class discussions, unconventional assessment techniques
such as development of
Instagram videos and writing of poems,
and the lifelong role of metacognition. He also
discussed pedagogical debates on discovery vs. fully guided
instruction approaches, traditional vs. flipped and blended
classrooms, and the inclusivity promise of universal design
The travel to the conference was sponsored by USF Research and
Innovation Office through their 2015-16 Faculty International
Travel Grant (FITG) program.
For more information or questions, contact Dr.
Autar Kaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.