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The mission of the Educational and Classroom Technologies (ECT) group (part of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning) is to foster purposeful application of new technologies and media to enhance teaching and learning. We believe that good technologies for… Continue Reading →

The McGraw Center gets a new website

The McGraw Center is pleased to announce a new website design, the work of the Web Development Services (WDS) group in OIT. Jill Moraca, Ben Bakelaar and Amy Hepler of WDS are to be thanked for their efforts in building… Continue Reading →

The McGraw Commons offers a publishing platform for teaching and learning

The McGraw Commons is an online publishing platform for teaching and learning. Powered by WordPress, the McGraw Commons provides quick and easy website creation and a wide array of tools that encourage participation, active learning, and creative expression. Course blogs… Continue Reading →

The principles behind Universal Design for Teaching and Learning

Every person is or will be “disabled” at one point in life. Some people have permanent disabilities–ones that may change in severity, but are always present. Some people have temporary disabilities– for example a sports injury that is expected to… Continue Reading →

Why your curricular materials should be more like a vegetable peeler: introducing Universal Design for Learning

In April of 2016, the University Ad Hoc Committee on Technology and Accessibility published a report on “Accessibility of Information Technology at Princeton.” Among the recommendations of the committee was a charge that “The University should study the need for… Continue Reading →

The Future of the Textbook: A McGraw event — May 16th, 4:30-6:00, featuring Professor Jamie Rankin

To celebrate the completion of the online textbook, der | die | das, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning will host an informal discussion on May 16th. The panel will feature der | die | das author, Professor Jamie… Continue Reading →

Dan Claro joins McGraw as part of the Educational and Classroom Technologies group

The McGraw Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Claro to the position of Academic Computing Consultant in the McGraw Digital Learning Lab (DLL). Dan comes to us from the School of Architecture at Princeton, where he served… Continue Reading →

The IHUM New Schools — A yearlong experiment in pedagogical practice. Workshop, May 5th

 New Schools is a project sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities at Princeton (IHUM). Its goal is to broaden the range and scope of university teaching by bringing together the best of contemporary art with the best… Continue Reading →

QuickStart Guide: Text analysis with TextSTAT

TextSTAT is a concordance program for executing search queries on local text corpora.  Files can also be imported from the Web. The program analyzes the corpus and displays word frequency lists, concordances, and keywords in context according to search terms…. Continue Reading →

How to meet a woodrat

In the Fall of 2013, Robert Pringle, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, taught EEB 321, Ecology: Species, Interactions, Biodiversity and Society at Princeton. In conversations with his assistant in instruction, Tyler Coverdale, (a graduate student in the department… Continue Reading →

Text analysis for teaching

On April 13th, Ben Johnston, Senior Educational Technology Specialist at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, gave a faculty workshop on “Teaching with Text Analysis.” Ben, who describes himself as a proponent of “Modest DH” (digital humanities), argued for… Continue Reading →

In honor of International Women’s Day, SPA108 uses Blackboard and Piazza for an international discussion of “Machismo”

Post by Professor Monserrat Bores Martinez with contributions from Professor Nadia Cervantes Perez On March 7th, sixty-three students in Spanish 108, taught by Professors Monserrat Bores Martinez and Nadia Cervantes Perez, used a combination of Piazza, a popular Q&A platform,… Continue Reading →

Teaching with Text Analysis: A McGraw Faculty Workshop

Wednesday, April 13th, 4:30 – 6:00 Frist 330 Computer-assisted text analysis tools are being used in undergraduate courses to spur discussion, formulate new avenues of inquiry, develop new interpretations of text, and analyze linguistic and cultural trends. Easy-to-use, online tools… Continue Reading →

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