Category: Active Learning

After a summer of construction and many months of planning, the renovation of the McGraw Center’s Digital Learning Lab has completed and is open for business. The Digital Learning Lab (DLL) is a flexible classroom space optimized for teaching and learning with technology. The DLL’s renovation refreshes a unique campus resource designed for teaching with […]

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October 15, 2019

Annotated Maps Google MyMaps Create custom maps to share and publish online. You can add multiple layers of locations, annotation, photos, videos, and images. Data can also be imported, mapped and color-coded. https://www.google.com/mymaps StoryMapsJS Create slides including text, images and accompanying map locations, then generate an attractive display of the sequential narrative. http://commons.princeton.edu/korean-travel-narratives/2018/05/22/a-walk-in-kim-sans-shoes/ http://commons.princeton.edu/korean-travel-narratives/2018/05/22/following-underwood/ ArcGIS […]

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December 4, 2018

Last Spring, Sorat Tungkasiri and I presented some of our work at the Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference at Bryn Mawr College.  We’ve recently found out that we will be given time to speak again at the upcoming 2018 conference.  This is great because to my mind this is one of the most […]

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March 29, 2018

A few weeks ago, the McGraw Center hosted a faculty panel entitled Teaching with the Archives. This session highlighted several courses in which students are working with objects in library and museum archives and the ways in which those resources, or at least digital facsimiles of those resources, are being used in the classroom. The […]

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November 9, 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

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

HUM 233 / EAS 233 / COM 233: East Asian Humanities I: The Classical Foundations provides an introduction to the art, literature, religion, and philosophy of China, Japan, and Korea of the classical period. For its last three offerings, the course has made use of a web platform developed in collaboration with staff from the McGraw […]

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September 27, 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

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 September 14th issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly. The blog describes the summer course led […]

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September 14, 2016

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 Teaching Lab and web-based tools.This showcase will present materials used in JPN105, including flipped lectures, […]

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September 6, 2016

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 active learning spaces on campus (we have plans — literally– you can see them if […]

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August 30, 2016

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 can include text, images, audio, video, and maps. Using features found in Commons you can: […]

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August 23, 2016