PA011: Interview with Dr. Bridget Arend (Part 1)

On this episode, we interview Dr. Bridget Arend, director of university teaching at the Office of Teaching and Learning at the University of Denver. Our discussion is a follow up to her presentation at the Teaching Professor Conference in June, where she led a session titled “Best of All Worlds: Combining Discussion Formats for Deeper Inquiry.”
Dr. Arend organizes and facilitates teaching-related initiatives for higher education faculty and has consulted in the areas of teaching, learning and assessment for both educational and corporate settings for more than 15 years. Dr. Arend publishes in the area of online learning and educational technology in higher education. She teaches with the Morgridge College of Education and University College at the University of Denver and holds degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Denver, and received her PhD in adult learning and higher education from the University of Denver.
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Dr. Arend co-authored a book with Dr. James Davis about college teaching, Facilitating Seven Ways of Learning: A Resource for More Purposeful, Effective, and Enjoyable College Teaching. For more information, check out their website at
Another book Dr. Arend mentioned was Facilitating Online Learning: Effective Strategies for Moderators by George Collison, Bonnie Elbaum, Sarah Haavind, and Robert Tinker.
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