Jeanne Kerl

Learning Designer

Jeanne Kerl is an instructional designer who works with Northwestern faculty & staff on their online courses. She is part of the Faculty Support Service’s Educational Technology Teaching Fellows program here at Northwestern. This program pairs instructional designers with faculty or staff members who then collaborate on a teaching innovation project. Jeanne has a B.S. in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University and a Ph.D. from Indiana University in British history. She has taught college-level history courses and designed workshops. She is particularly interested in how group and collaborative work can help students learn more effectively.

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Register for TEACHx 2018

Northwestern’s annual TEACHx conference showcases ways that instructors are experimenting with new approaches to teaching and learning. Join this thoughtful conversation from across the University as instructors share their insights gleaned from experiments in blended and online learning as well as the use of technologies to enhance student engagement and learning. This year’s keynote speaker is physicist and Olin College founding faculty member Dr. Yevgeniya V. Zastavker. Join her as she shares her journey of learning, unlearning, and relearning, and as she ultimately imagines a new, collaborative, and engaging educational paradigm. Dr. Zastavker will be helping us consider how we


TEACHx 2018

Share your ideas! Do you have a teaching innovation that you would like to share with the Northwestern community? TEACHx is a showcase of experiments in teaching and learning—a conference attended by instructors and staff from a wide array of disciplines which is held each spring. This year, TEACHx takes place on the Chicago campus on May 23,, 2018. The organizers are looking for proposals, so if you have an idea that you’d like to share, please consider submitting a proposal by the March 16th deadline. This year’s organizers are looking for sessions that focus on inclusive teaching and student


Make It Stick!

How do you know that what you’re teaching is truly sticking with students? Do their test scores reveal it? Or does that only show that they remembered and recalled it for the exam? Do students leave you confident that they can apply skills and knowledge when they’ll really need it? One man with the answer to that question is Mark McDaniel, psychologist, researcher, professor, and co-author of the book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.   An expert in human learning and memory, McDaniel recently delivered his “Toolkit for Teachers to Improve Student Learning and Retention” at Northwestern’s