Tag: University of Maine at Presque Isle

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Study examines how working moms in distance education navigate distractions and achieve academic success

researchers at the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development published an article featuring case studies of six academically high-achieving working moms enrolled in distance education courses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their findings suggest that effective course design, making use of prior knowledge, scaffolding instruction and encouraging social presence can mitigate distractions and reduce the cognitive load of working mothers who are college students.

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Bishop testifies at legislative hearing on credentialing for educators

Penny Bishop, dean of the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, provided testimony to the Maine Legislature’s Joint Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Feb. 8 about proposed changes to Chapter 115, the state rule governing credentialing for teachers and other educational personnel. 

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