Author: Janet Temos

ED is a discussion board that we are encouraging people to use instead of tools such as Piazza. Ed is a threaded discussion tool with the following features: Discussion board posts can be marked as ‘Read’ as in the Discussion tool, but can also be marked as ‘Unread’, ‘Starred’, ‘Answered’, ‘Unanswered’, as well as organized […]

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April 30, 2020

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 support tagging, commenting, and the inclusion of images, audio, video, and maps in posts. Sites […]

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April 30, 2020

Increasingly aggressive sales tactics among vendors that cater to higher education sometimes directly target faculty members and department heads, by phone, by email, or by unsolicited visits. If you, as a faculty member discover a potentially interesting product, don’t initiate a discussion with the vendor. It is likely that someone on staff either is familiar […]

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December 12, 2019

On August 10th, 2017, The Telegraph, a London daily, published an article with the eye-catching headline, “My fellow lecturers won’t say it in public, but students today are moaning, illiterate snowflakes.” The author of the piece, Tibor Fischer, was lauded in a 1993 Granta list as one of the 20 best young British writers. He […]

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December 12, 2018

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 only to students, but to anyone who writes using online sources. Before speaking about this […]

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August 28, 2017

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 they heard an explosion. Source: Princeton students capture photo, video footage of Moria migrant camp […]

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July 17, 2017

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 of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton in developing an online textbook for SPA 101, 102, […]

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May 26, 2017

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 York Times, and author of the book The Only Street in Paris (2015, W.W. Norton […]

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April 10, 2017

Location: 330 Frist Campus Center (The McGraw Teaching Lab). Teaching with Technology Showcase: Professor Thomas Conlan, East Asian Studies, demonstrates a teaching website developed with McGraw’s Educational Technologies group. The Komonjo (documents) website is a learning environment that supports Professor Conlan’s seminar, EAS525-HIS520, Ancient and Medieval Japanese History. The site allows students in the course […]

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February 14, 2017

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

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February 3, 2017

The McGraw Center has recently purchased a document camera that can be borrowed for course use or lecture flipping. If the last document camera you’ve seen is about the size of a dorm-room refrigerator you will be surprised at how small and functional these new cameras are. This particular one has a touch-screen interface: The […]

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November 17, 2016

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 that usually rewards memorization into a meaningful learning experience. To read more, follow the link […]

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September 27, 2016