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Pedagogical Change

McGraw’s Ben Johnston to talk about collaboration with @PrincetonSPO on interactive, digital textbook.

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 1:45 p.m. at WPCampus in Buffalo, NY.   The McGraw Center is pleased to announce an upcoming talk by Senior Educational Technologist, Ben Johnston, on the collaborative work he did with the Department… 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 →

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 →

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 →

What faculty members can find at McGraw’s Digital Learning Lab

A familiar center, familiar staff, but a new name and mission. We are pleased to announce our recently re-branded learning lab. There are more changes coming in the new academic year. Soon, the DLL will be one of the largest… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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