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Welcome to BLC16! Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2016! Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 17th BLC education conference will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.
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Wednesday, July 20 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
Perusall - Turning Reading Assignments into Engaging Collective Activities

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In this workshop, we will do a deep dive into Perusall, the social reading platform introduced by Eric Mazur in his keynote.  Based on extensive patent-pending behavioral research at Harvard, Perusall turns often-skipped solitary reading assignments into engaging collective activities students don’t want to miss.  Perusall keeps students on track before class, ensuring students learn more, get instant answers to their questions, come to class prepared, and enjoy the experience. During the workshop we will try out the platform live and explore how to use Perusall to better understand student misconceptions, structure class discussion, and save time.

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Brian Lukoff

Co-founder and CEO, Perusall LLC
I am an educator, technology designer, and engineer with a passion for assessment and innovation. I am currently co-founder and CEO of Perusall, a collaborative reading platform to help get students prepared for class. In 2013, Pearson acquired Learning Catalytics, a company that I founded with Eric Mazur and Gary King. I received a Ph.D. from the Stanford University School of Education where I studied educational measurement and... Read More →


Wednesday July 20, 2016 11:45am - 12:50pm
Grand Ballroom A - Mezzanine Boston Park Plaza