Category: Media for Learning

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

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 primary focus of much of our work in the Digital Learning Lab and the Educational & Classroom Technologies group is to support the creative use of media in teaching and learning. While the Learning Lab in the Lewis Library Building provides cutting-edge equipment, computers, and software for media creation such as podcasting, audio and […]

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September 14, 2017

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

Jupyter Notebook is a browser-based Python application enabling the creation of documents that can contain both rich text and executable computer code.  By mixing text and code in the same display, these notebooks are useful for presenting not only data analysis and visualization, but also textual descriptions of the code and of results. Text is […]

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March 28, 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

While the McGrawCommons platform includes several platforms for different types of coursework, WordPress serves as the platform for the creation of course blogs. WordPress provides a stable, consistent, and easy-to-use platform for for collaborative writing and knowledge construction, publishing, and the development of multimedia narratives. We also use WordPress because it is one of the […]

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December 21, 2016