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Curriculum Innovation

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 →

A Commons for teaching at Princeton

The Mcgraw Center for Teaching and Learning is proud to announce a new service, the McGraw Commons. The McGraw Commons is an online publishing platform for teaching and learning. It includes several installations of web-based teaching tools, hosted on Princeton… Continue Reading →

A Literature Review, prepared for the Special Committee on Classroom Design, 2013

In the summer of 2013, the Special Committee on Classroom Design consulted with Lawson Reed Wilson, Jr. to review recent literature on classroom design. This review helped to inform the Report of the Special Committee, published in December of 2013…. Continue Reading →

Classrooms for active learning

In December of 2013, The Special Committee on Classroom Design published a report outlining “traditional and emerging modalities of learning on campus.” The nine-member Committee, chaired by Mung Chiang, Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering, offered five recommendations for… Continue Reading →

Active learning: a short reading list

In a previous post, I cited this simple definition for active learning: Active learning is a process where students engage in classroom activities that promote critical engagement with course materials. Activities may include text analysis, collaborative writing, various forms of… Continue Reading →

Wrapped in secrecy: Professor Conlan reveals the not-so-secret secrets of medieval Japanese court documents using an innovative website

What do you do with a kirifu? Thomas Conlan, Professor of East Asian Studies, explains this, and many other mysteries on his new webpage, Komonjo. The website celebrates Conlan’s research concerning the three collections of medieval Japanese court manuscripts featured… Continue Reading →

McGraw workshop: Teaching with Maps: #CartoDB, Google Maps, and #MapPress

This hands-on workshop will introduce easy-to-use web-based mapping tools that can be used for collaborative assignments and projects in the classroom. Online mapping tools offer creative environments in which students can pull together multimedia elements from their learning into a… Continue Reading →

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