Category: Learning Spaces

The Princeton community now has access to VoiceThread, an online multimedia discussion platform for coursework. This powerful tool for asynchronous conversations around images, audio, video, documents, and presentations offers new possibilities for collaborating with students outside the classroom. Students can comment on multimedia documents via text, telephone, by uploading an audio or video recording, or […]

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March 27, 2020

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

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

Gallaudet University architects and researchers are establishing design guidelines that may be useful to other communities with sensory and accessibility concerns. For more on DeafSpace design principles, this page from Gallaudet explains the concepts behind the spaces described in this video. Source: Video: DeafSpace by Design

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September 22, 2016

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, and Blackboard, Princeton’s Learning Management System, to have a discussion forum about sexual violence and […]

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April 14, 2016

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. For a review of the literature on active learning, you can find a select bibliograpy […]

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March 2, 2016

In December of 2013, The Special Committee on Classroom Design published a report outlining “traditional and emerging modalities of learning on campus.” The nine-member Committee, chaired by Mung Chiang, Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering, offered five recommendations for the classroom design process: Implement more user-friendly technologies in classrooms Involve faculty and students in […]

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February 29, 2016

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 the interface to classroom technologies across many campus learning spaces and requires minimal set up. […]

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February 29, 2016

The classroom, East Pyne 012, is now part of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. The classroom design includes a central seminar table and computer stations along the side walls of the room is perfect for active learning — allowing small breakout groups around the screens, and a space for the whole class to […]

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February 4, 2016

On January 4th, 2016, The Chronicle of Higher Education published an opinion piece written by 15 undergraduates, all of them writing-seminar students at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The next day, The Chronicle’s republished this piece,  A Lecture from the Lectured,  with the catchy hook: “We’re tired of sitting silently in the dark, listening to […]

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January 20, 2016

There are several technology-enhanced classrooms on campus: The McGraw Center has an experimental Teaching Lab that can be reserved for occasional use: Frist 330; capacity 49; (reservation through the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning) The McGraw Center also administers two spaces that can be reserved for an entire semester: East Pyne 012, capacity 13 […]

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October 12, 2015