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Information Literacy

Fact and research in the digital age: a free resource

Gathering accurate information from the internet is risky business. Students have a particularly hard time critically reading web-based content. Fortunately, there is an excellent online primer on how to search, prove, and cross-check internet sources. I recommend this resource not… Continue Reading →

Paris in the Spring — Paris as a Case Study

A group of journalism students in Elaine Sciolino’s JRN 456: Local Reporting: Paris as a Case Study, recently spent spring break in Paris, reporting on the sights, sounds, and experiences of the city. Sciolino, former Paris bureau chief for The New… Continue Reading →

McGraw Center’s Digital Learning Lab featured on Princeton home page

And we look GREAT. Many thanks to our friends in Princeton’s Office of Communication, Emily Aronson and Nick Donnoli, for making this video.

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 →

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 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 →

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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