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Motivating Students

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Midterms begin Monday

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

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 →

A new McGraw workshop series: First event, March 9th, on Speed Grading

Second Wednesday Technology Workshops: The McGraw Center is offering a new series that discusses teaching technologies on the second Wednesday of every month classes are in session. There are two more sessions in Spring term. What’s up this month? Speed… 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 →

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