Category: Online Learning Resources

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

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

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

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

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

The Princeton University Digital Library (PUDL) is a terrific source of digitized materials from the Library’s collections.  The selection of these materials for digitization is often driven by teaching needs.  Several of the teaching projects to which the McGraw Center has contributed have used materials digitized by the Library and housed in the PUDL, including […]

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November 21, 2016

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

  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

The McGraw Center is pleased to announce a new website design, the work of the Web Development Services (WDS) group in OIT. Jill Moraca, Ben Bakelaar and Amy Hepler of WDS are to be thanked for their efforts in building the new site. On the McGraw side, Wanda Holovacs and Paula Brett coordinated the Center’s […]

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August 26, 2016

To celebrate the completion of the online textbook, der | die | das, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning will host an informal discussion on May 16th. The panel will feature der | die | das author, Professor Jamie Rankin, Director of the Princeton Center for Language Study and Senior Lecturer, German; McGraw’s Senior […]

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April 28, 2016

TextSTAT is a concordance program for executing search queries on local text corpora.  Files can also be imported from the Web. The program analyzes the corpus and displays word frequency lists, concordances, and keywords in context according to search terms. A Quickstart guide is available below.  More information can be found on the TextSTAT website. […]

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April 25, 2016