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Princeton students capture photo, video footage of Moria migrant camp riot | Community |

Three weeks ago, student journalists from the US’s Princeton University began visiting migration camps and interviewing residents about their new lives in Greece. On Monday afternoon, they were working on the island of Lesvos outside the camp at Moria when… 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.

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

New prototype teaching podium on display in Frist 330

The podium installation in Frist 330 is finally complete – come and see the new prototype of the classroom teaching podium. The podium was designed by OIT’s Classroom, Labs and Media Services (CL&MS) group. This podium will simplify and standardize… Continue Reading →

New #teaching tools in East Pyne 012: perfect for #activelearning

The classroom, East Pyne 012, is now part of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. The classroom design includes a central seminar table and computer stations along the side walls of the room is perfect for active learning —… Continue Reading →

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 →

Find a technology-enhanced classroom

There are several technology-enhanced classrooms on campus: The McGraw Center has an experimental Teaching Lab that can be reserved for occasional use: Frist 330; capacity 49; (reservation through the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning) The McGraw Center also administers… Continue Reading →

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