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RIA # 72: Dr. John Fritz on Researching Course Design and Analytics

Dr. John Fritz

Dr. John Fritz

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. John Fritz, an Associate Vice President for Instructional Technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Working within UMBC’s Division of Information Technology, John is responsible for UMBC’s focused efforts in teaching, learning and technology, including learning analytics. He is also responsible for tier 1 (basic) user support including knowledge management. Previously, John served as UMBC’s Director of News & Online Information, and has more than 10 years’ experience as a public information officer, writer and editor in three University of Maryland campuses. John holds a Ph.D in Language, Literacy and Culture from UMBC, a Master’s degree in English (with an emphasis in rhetoric and composition) from the University of Maryland, College Park,  a bachelor’s degree in English and religion from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland, and certificates in New Media Publishing from the University of Baltimore and Instructional Systems Design from UMBC.

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Segment 1: Faculty Course Design and Analytics [00:00-11:59]

In this first segment, John shares about some of his research on Learning Management Systems (LMSs)

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Adaptive and Personalized Learning [12:00-21:44]

In segment two, John discusses the rise in adaptive and personalized learning platforms and what this means for research on student learning

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: The Art and Science of Nudge Analytics [21:45-34:05]

In segment three, John shares about a new interest area for him: nudge analytics.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

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