Category: Pedagogical Change

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

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

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

In April of 2016, the University Ad Hoc Committee on Technology and Accessibility published a report on “Accessibility of Information Technology at Princeton.” Among the recommendations of the committee was a charge that “The University should study the need for accessibility around course content, library reserves, and classroom technologies.” The study also mandated that the […]

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June 21, 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

The Mcgraw Center for Teaching and Learning is proud to announce a new service, the McGraw Commons. The McGraw Commons is an online publishing platform for teaching and learning. It includes several installations of web-based teaching tools, hosted on Princeton servers. Currently, the McGraw Commons offers: WordPress: which can be used to build either traditional […]

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April 1, 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

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

EPSON Interactive whiteboard projectors: There are several interactive Epson projectors on campus, including two in Frist 330. For a demo of how to use these projectors, please schedule a consultation. SMART Interactive whiteboards The classroom committee has purchased two SMART products, a series 8000 interactive whiteboard in Corwin 023, and a SMART Podium in McCosh […]

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October 12, 2015