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Boosting for Retention and Connected Learning

POD_Boost_Award_editEvery year our Lucas Center for Faculty Development staff attends the POD Network Annual Meeting.  POD focuses on faculty development and offers attendees a wealth of information.  Our center was a finalist for the POD Innovation Award and we won!  Such an honor.  Here’s a link to an article in the POD newsletter I wrote about our winning innovation called “boosting” and how it works.

It’s interesting how the mind works and how much information we quickly forget!  We remember only 40% of what was taught and discussed one day later and after 5 days only remember 20%.  For that reason, we use e-mail boosts in our work with faculty and now faculty use boosts with their students.  Visit our Lucas Center site for examples of our boosts.