Category: Motivating Students

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

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

  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 may be interested in text analysis and data mining. The McGraw Center for Teaching and […]

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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

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 of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), the pair decided to try a new kind of multimedia […]

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April 22, 2016

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 the adoption of intuitive Web-based tools that students can use to analyze large amounts of […]

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April 15, 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

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 such as Google Ngrams, Voyant, and Juxta, have lowered the barriers to using these applications […]

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April 1, 2016

Good preparation gets good results. Midterm week starts on Monday.

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March 4, 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

Second Wednesday Technology Workshops: The McGraw Center is offering a new series that discusses teaching technologies on the second Wednesday of every month classes are in session. There are two more sessions in Spring term. What’s up this month? Speed Grading: Just in Time for Exams, Wednesday, March 9th, 4:30 -6:00, Frist 330 RSVP Imagine […]

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February 29, 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