Analytics of Learning

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Midterms begin Monday

Good preparation gets good results. Midterm week starts on Monday.

What is passive learning? (and how to avoid it)

On January 4th, The Chronicle of Higher Education published an opinion piece written by 15 undergraduates, all writing seminar students from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In The Chronicle’s update the next day, the post, called A Lecture from the… Continue Reading →

What’s old is new again: the ScantronScore at the McGraw Center

There’s a new interest on campus in assessments that allow quick return of grades to students, accompanied by detailed analytics that can help define curricular goals. The ScantronScore uses the same bubble sheets you may have used on an assessment… Continue Reading →

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