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A Look at Memory in the Age of Technology | Social Learning Amplified

February 26 2024

In this episode of the Social Learning Amplified podcast, host Eric Mazur interviews Dr. Michelle Miller about her book, Remembering and Forgetting in the Age of Technology. They discuss the...

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A Look at Grading for Growth | Social Learning Amplified

January 03 2024

In this episode of the Social Learning Amplified podcast, Eric Mazur and guests Dr. David Clark (Grand Valley State University) and Dr. Robert Talbert (Grand Valley State University) discuss their...

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Perusall Engage: A Community Book Event | January 2024

January 02 2024
Looking to develop new teaching strategies in 2024? Join us for our Perusall Engage events starting January 15th! Designed for anyone interested in teaching and learning, these communal reads will...
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A Look at Improving Learning and Mental Health in the College Classroom | Social Learning Amplified

November 05 2023

In this special LIVE episode, Eric Mazur chats with authors, Robert Eaton (Brigham Young University - Idaho) and Bonnie Moon (Brigham Young University - Idaho) to discuss their groundbreaking book,...

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Empowering active learning: A social annotation tool for improving student engagement

October 23 2023
  Published on October 11, 2023 b y Tristan Cui and Jeff Wang, Monash University on British Journal of Education and Technology.
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A Look at Equity-Minded Teaching | Social Learning Amplified

August 17 2023

In this special LIVE episode, Eric Mazur sits down with authors, Flower Darby (University of Missouri), Isis Artze-Vega (Valencia College), and Mays Imad (Connecticut College) to discuss their new...

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Now Introducing Perusall Academy!

August 03 2023
 
We are thrilled to introduce Perusall Academy, our new live Perusall training series! Perusall Academy will offer three different educational webinars--each hosted by a Perusall Customer Success...
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New Perusall Platform Features | August 2023

August 02 2023
The Perusall team has been hard at work creating exciting new features within Perusall—many of which came directly from instructor feedback. Read more below on how our newest features can increase...
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Penguin Random House Books Now Available in Perusall

July 27 2023

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Perusall has partnered with Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade book publisher! This pivotal partnership means we will now offer their...

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Harnessing The Power Of Social Learning In Teaching Marketing

July 17 2023
  Published on 07/13/2023 b y Dr. Tracy L. Tuten on Social Science Space

Dr. Tracy L. Tuten explores the power of social learning in teaching marketing, emphasizing the importance of...

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An Inspiring Perusall Exchange® 2023

June 20 2023
 With over 2000 registrants generating over 600 annotations, Perusall Exchange® 2023 was a resounding success!
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Student Panel at Perusall Exchange® 2023

June 09 2023

What a terrific week at the Perusall Exchange® 2023! More than 2,000 registrants and an amazing array of social interactions among the attendees and presenters. 

Our final live event on Friday, June...

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Center for Teaching and Learning Panel at Perusall Exchange® 2023

May 27 2023

The 2023 Perusall Exchange® is just two weeks away. We are excited to announce that we will continue to offer a live Teaching and Learning panel discussion this year!

Moderated by Denise Snyder,...

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Keynote Speaker | Perusall Exchange® 2023

May 04 2023

We are thrilled to announce Pulitzer Prize nominated New York Times columnist and Columbia University Professor, Zeynep Tufekci, as the keynote speaker for this year's Exchange! A renowned...

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A Look at Perusall and Critical Teaching Behaviors | Social Learning Amplified

April 28 2023

In episode 11 of the Social Learning Amplified podcast, Eric Mazur invites Dr. Lauren Barbeau and Dr. Claudia Cornejo Happel to talk about their new book,Critical Teaching Behaviors: Defining,...

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A Look at Perusall and Open Pedagogies | Social Learning Amplified

April 10 2023

In episode 10 of Social Learning Amplified, host Eric Mazur talks with Dr. Sharon Lauricella (Ontario Tech University, Canada) about Perusall, non-disposable assignments, and how to make learning...

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Improvements to our Privacy Policy

March 30 2023

At Perusall, privacy and security have always been core values that inform all of our work. We take great care with the personal data that you entrust us with. Part of this care is technological:...

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New Perusall Features March 2023

March 27 2023

The Perusall platform has released a batch of new features this month. Below, we will provide you with all the resources that you will need to implement them into your course successfully. 

Have a...

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A Look at the Future of Learning | Social Learning Amplified

March 16 2023

In episode 9 of Social Learning Amplified, Eric Mazur chats with Julie Jungalwala. Jungalwala is the founder and executive director of the Institute for the Future of Learning, a nonprofit...

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Students First: Pima Community College and the Case for Perusall

March 03 2023

As the Academic Learning Technologies (ALT) team at Pima Community College, one of our main goals is to identify and implement technology tools that can increase community and student engagement...

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A Look at Learning Environments | Social Learning Amplified

February 16 2023

In episode 8 of Social Learning Amplified, Eric Mazur invites Cassandra Volpe Horii and Martin Springborg to talk about their newest book, What Teaching Looks Like: Higher Education through...

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A Look at How Perusall is Beyond a Discussion Board | Social Learning Amplified

January 22 2023

Episode 7 of the Social Learning Amplified podcast brings you a conversation on how Perusall is more than a discussion board. Eric Mazur sits down with Dr. Staci Saner and Dr. Laura Weingartner...

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11 Ways to Excite your Students and Transform your Teaching

December 30 2022

2022 was a defining year for Perusall. As a bootstrapped learning technology company, we depend on word-of-mouth promotion from one instructor to another. The success of our platform is not driven by...

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A Look at Active Learning | Social Learning Amplified

December 04 2022
In episode 6 of Social Learning Amplified, Eric Mazur invites Professor Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis, PhD from The City University of New York (CUNY) to talk about their new book, The...
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Perusall's Newest Features

November 17 2022

The Perusall team is always listening to feedback from our instructors and working to improve our platform. Each new feature that our developers release is done to make Perusall easier to navigate...

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A Look at Perusall for the Community College Population | Social Learning Amplified

November 11 2022
In episode 5 of Social Learning Amplified, Eric Mazur talks with T. Adam Baldry and Brad Butler from Pima Community College about the innovative teaching tools they use at a community college...
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Perusall: Transforming the Way Students Read for Class

October 31 2022

Being an education professor means constant self-interrogation. If I’m supposed to be teaching teachers, I have to practice good teaching, right? But it’s also true that education professors,...

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A Look at Perusall & Mastery Learning | Social Learning Amplified

October 28 2022
In this episode of Social Learning Amplified, Eric Mazur catches up with Jon Bergmann, one of the pioneers of the flipped classroom movement. Jon uses Perusall in his classes to facilitate student...
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A Look at Ungrading, Part 2 | Social Learning Amplified

October 08 2022
In part 2 of A Look at Ungrading on the Social Learning Amplified podcast, Matthew Winslow and Travis Martin continue the conversation with Eric to explore how Perusall aids in their ungraded...
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A Look at Ungrading, Part 1 | Social Learning Amplified

October 07 2022
This episode of Social Learning Amplified focuses on the growing "ungraded" movement in higher education. Dr. Matthew Winslow and Dr. Travis Martin, both from Eastern Kentucky University, speak...
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A Look at Peer Instruction | Social Learning Amplified

October 06 2022

Our debut episode brings you a conversation on Peer Instruction with Eric Mazur and Julie Schell, Assistant Vice Provost of Academic Technology at the University of Texas at Austin. Schell...

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The Benefits of Using Perusall in a First-Year Seminar Course

September 08 2022

Do you run a large department or another academic program? Are you looking to achieve greater consistency in the content taught across your course sections? What if you could do this while...

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Perusall: A Student's Perspective

August 15 2022

Using Perusall was an enlightening experience and a multifaceted new way of learning. It was my first time using the program, and I was enrolled in a hybrid course called Special Populations that...

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Grading Just Got Easier: Perusall's Summer 2022 Updates

July 15 2022

It’s that time of year again! The fall semester will be upon us before we know it, and while you’re hopefully enjoying summer, you’re probably starting to prepare for the new semester. For Perusall...

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The 2022 Perusall Exchange℠ is a wrap!

June 16 2022

The 2022 Perusall Exchange℠ is a wrap! Educators created this community online synchronous and asynchronous event for educators. It is truly a community event with over 50 presentations on Social...

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Aisles Full of Annotations! Ginsberg’s Supermarket in Perusall

June 14 2022

Strolling through A Supermarket in California like a flâneurAllen Ginsberg presents himself as a counterculture shopper in 1950s America. He sees the extraordinary in the new ordinary–garishly lit ...

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Perusall Scoring Options: Annotation Only

December 13 2021

When I first started using Perusall, “annotation content” was the only grading option available, which made it fairly easy to establish grading criteria. As Perusall has grown and adapted to respond...

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Getting Started with Perusall

November 10 2021

A few weeks ago, I received the following email from a colleague: "How do you keep up with all of those annotations? I know it was supposed to save me time, but I feel like I'm spending hours each...

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Introducing Multimodal Assignments and Student Uploads

May 27 2021

Multimodal assignmentsInstructors can use a variety of materials in their Perusall course: a book from the Perusall catalog, PDFs, EPUBs, Microsoft Word and Excel documents, source code files, web...

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5 Tips for Creating Meaningful Reading Assignments with Perusall

March 15 2021

How do we get students to engage meaningfully with our course texts? If you’ve been using Perusall for a while, you already know that this technology solves one of the most fundamental challenges we...

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Social Annotation and Community Building

January 22 2021

Although I began using social annotation practices before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I have found myself increasingly relying on Perusall to guide and structure my classes now that I am primarily...

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How Perusall helps classes moved online due to Coronavirus

March 08 2020

Perusall is a free platform that guarantees students are prepared by managing the entire out-of-classroom experience for you, automatically. We designed Perusall to support learning no matter the...

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Course affected by COVID-19?

October 01 2019

Course affected by COVID-19? Publishers now offering free textbooks through Perusall this spring

[Note: This post refers to a publisher offer from Spring 2020 and is no longer active.]

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