Category: Social Pedagogies

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

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

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

The blog, Boarderland, features the work of seven Princeton students and Joe Stephens, Lecturer in The Council of the Humanities. Ferris Professor of Journalism and an investigative projects reporter for The Washington Post. The blog was recently featured in the September 14th issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly. The blog describes the summer course led […]

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September 14, 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 Commons is an online publishing platform for teaching and learning. Powered by WordPress, the McGraw Commons provides quick and easy website creation and a wide array of tools that encourage participation, active learning, and creative expression. Course blogs can include text, images, audio, video, and maps. Using features found in Commons you can: […]

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August 23, 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

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

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