A selection of research, literature surveys, and other scholarly essays and articles by Kevin Jenson and other scholars researching the subject of Human Centered Learning. Please use the contact form to suggest a research topic, ask a question, or request to collaborate or contribute.


The Significance of Instruction for Technology-based Learning

Abstract: Market-driven transformation of higher education has focused on content development and technology integration enabling students to access vast amounts of information and individuals for interaction. However, the increase in activity has not led to an increase in learning. Overwhelmed with too much information and lacking the ability to use technology for learning, student engagement…

How to Use Web 2.0 Technologies for Education

How to Use Web 2.0 Technologies for Education: Seven Elements of Learning Activity Design This report makes an effective case that users of Web 2.0 Technologies in a learning context need some kind of training to make them work for education. Produced as a visiting scholar at Macquarie University under the supervision of Dr. Matt…

Behind the Screens – Developing a Digital Learning Literacy

Lifelong learning, the goal of higher education and the foundation of a free society is inaccessible to many individuals around the world because they lack the literacy skills necessary to leverage the numerous resources available through digital learning technologies. Online learning experiences require individuals to have some level of learning fluency in order to maximize the opportunity. Lack of this has caused the explosion of information online to become more of a barrier than a bridge to the development of literacy skills among those who need them most. A solution to this problem would be to shift the focus of formal education onto the development of student learning fluency.

The Impact of Learning Fluency on The Achievement Gap

Kevin J May, 2015 For Dr. Jeffrey Foley Colorado State University   Author Note This is a pilot study for research testing the feasibility of designing higher education around teaching students how to learn. To contribute to future study, see results, or view details on the program in development, please visit http://www.listenlovelead.com/education. Abstract Students that…

A Biological Approach to Change Leadership for Education

By embracing the inevitability of change and building a strong network of human relationships and organizational identity (the DNA), one can effectively lead and manage the non-linear, chaotic adaptation and change required for the ongoing existence and success of elearning in the educational organization.

ROI Analysis for a Week-Long Program

In an attempt to begin applying some of the theories I have developed over the past several months, I am developing a workshop that teaches the basic tools of learning to adults that are occupied by work or education. While the details of the program are still in process, there are a few intended results that can be measured in terms of financial benefit to participants.

eLearning Systems Management

The August Collegium is an ongoing experiment to redesign and reposition higher education as a self-directed, democratic model of developing of learning fluency (Jenson, 2015). Students collaborate with each other, with learning coaches, and with subject experts to design an individualized learning experience that is somewhat reminiscent of Bishop and Verleger’s (2013) cooperative or problem-based…

A Multidimensional Model of Assessment

Outline Philosophical Assumptions Assessment in Practice Purpose/Outcomes of Assessment References   Appendixes Appendix A – Five Levels of Learning Appendix B – Six Types of Academic Proficiency Appendix C – Four Factors of Learning Appendix D – Three Communities of Learning Appendix E – Four Realms of Learning Appendix F – Program Transition Assessments Appendix…

The Great Books, Hutchins, Adler, & The Liberal Arts

“The greatest university of all is a collection of books.” —Thomas Carlyle Kevin Jenson (October 2, 2014) The Great Conversation The Great Books movement began thousands of years ago with what R.M. Hutchins called “The Great Conversation.” According to Hutchins, who is credited with applying this conversation to the liberal arts education through his Great…



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