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March 29, 2016

Learning and Teaching Center sponsoring Education 3.0 sessions

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Dr. Jeff Borden

Dr. Jeff Borden

Education 3.0

Thursday, April 7
J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom

Welcome and introduction (9 to 9:15 a.m.)

Morning sessions

  • Session 1: Neuroscience + Learning Research +Education Technology = Education 3.0 (9:15 to 10:15 a.m.)
  • Session 2: Alternate Reality Learning Experiences (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.)

Welcome and introduction, buffet lunch (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Afternoon sessions

  • Session 1: Neuroscience + Learning Research +Education Technology = Education 3.0 (1 to 2 p.m.)
  • Session 2: Alternate Reality Learning Experiences (2:15 to 3:15 p.m.)
  • Session 3: Interdisciplinary Courses and Northwest Core, a conversation with DCM (3:30 to 4:30 p.m.)

Northwest Missouri State University’s Learning and Teaching Center, in conjunction with Northwest Core, is sponsoring Education 3.0, a set of strategies that join neuroscience, learning design and education technology. 

Dr. Jeff Borden, chief innovation officer at St. Leo University in Florida, will visit Northwest Thursday, April 7, to lead two morning sessions and repeat the sessions during the afternoon.

For two decades, Borden has focused on transforming higher education through learning innovations. He has consulted with educators in every U.S. state, led transformative efforts in 34 countries, provided almost 200 keynote presentations to audiences of 100 to 10,000, and spoken with stakeholders, from teachers to principals to college administrators to government officials.

Through his experiences, Borden developed a framework to help educators get to “best” learning and calls it Education 3.0. In his role at Saint Leo, Borden is creating a learning innovation incubator and promotes transformational and effective practices, at scale, that are research driven. 

“This event brings to campus dynamic learning ideas and techniques to support faculty interested in implementing learning innovations to align with course content,” Northwest Provost Dr. Timothy Mottet said. “The sessions will cover how to leverage effective practices from alternate reality gaming to build an interactive narrative. These narratives use the real world as a foundation, involve free and open media platforms, and stimulate collaboration from both practitioners as well as participants, adding up to a scalable methodology any professor can implement in one course, several courses or any program.”

Northwest faculty are encouraged to attend any or all of the sessions, and lunch will be provided to attending faculty attending. Faculty should register by contacting the Learning and Teaching Center at or 660.562.1532.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468