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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 →

Student Work in East Asian Humanities

HUM 233 / EAS 233 / COM 233:¬†East Asian Humanities I: The Classical Foundations provides an introduction to the art, literature, religion, and philosophy of China, Japan, and Korea of the classical period. For its last three offerings, the course… Continue Reading →

Is multiple choice a bad choice? Read this post.

The Evolution of Multiple Choice E-learning | Henrik J. Mondrup | This post by Henrik J. Mondrup, a social learning expert, describes how combining peer-to-peer education with multiple choice exercises in a pair-think-share activity can make the sort of question… Continue Reading →

DeafSpace by Design: innovative space for learning

Gallaudet University architects and researchers are establishing design guidelines that may be useful to other communities with sensory and accessibility concerns. For more on DeafSpace design principles, this page from Gallaudet explains the concepts behind the spaces described in this… Continue Reading →

Reporting from the front lines of Greece’s refugee crisis

The blog, Boarderland, features the work of seven Princeton students and Joe Stephens, Lecturer in The Council of the Humanities. Ferris Professor of Journalism and an investigative projects reporter for The Washington Post. The blog was recently featured in the… Continue Reading →

The Humanities Go Google – The Chronicle of Higher Education

  Big Data comes to the humanities, and it could bring sweeping changes in how people “read” and study them. Source: The Humanities Go Google – The Chronicle of Higher Education Interested in “reading” thousands of books in minutes? You… Continue Reading →

Frist 303 – A new McGraw active learning classroom

With the start of the new semester, the McGraw Center has a new active learning classroom. The room is Frist 303, which is at the north-east corner of the Frist Campus center, on the third floor. The classroom features 16… Continue Reading →

Monday, September 26, 4:30 – 6:00: A Faculty Showcase with Professor Hisae Matsui, East Asian Studies

Hisae Matsui will speak about her development of a unique blended course in intermediate Japanese grammar. Professor Matsui has been working with the McGraw Center for the past three years to develop content for this course — using the McGraw… Continue Reading →

What faculty members can find at McGraw’s Digital Learning Lab

A familiar center, familiar staff, but a new name and mission. We are pleased to announce our recently re-branded learning lab. There are more changes coming in the new academic year. Soon, the DLL will be one of the largest… 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 →

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