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Social Pedagogies

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 →

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 McGraw Commons offers a publishing platform for teaching and learning

The McGraw Commons is an online publishing platform for teaching and learning. Powered by WordPress, the McGraw Commons provides quick and easy website creation and a wide array of tools that encourage participation, active learning, and creative expression. Course blogs… 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 Future of the Textbook: A McGraw event — May 16th, 4:30-6:00, featuring Professor Jamie Rankin

To celebrate the completion of the online textbook, der | die | das, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning will host an informal discussion on May 16th. The panel will feature der | die | das author, Professor Jamie… 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 →

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