Category: Student Expectations

On August 10th, 2017, The Telegraph, a London daily, published an article with the eye-catching headline, “My fellow lecturers won’t say it in public, but students today are moaning, illiterate snowflakes.” The author of the piece, Tibor Fischer, was lauded in a 1993 Granta list as one of the 20 best young British writers. He […]

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December 12, 2018

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

Every person is or will be “disabled” at one point in life. Some people have permanent disabilities–ones that may change in severity, but are always present. Some people have temporary disabilities– for example a sports injury that is expected to heal completely. Some people have situational disabilities — for instance they cannot hear a lecture […]

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July 13, 2016

The McGraw Center has recently acquired four Swivl robots, portable tools for automated lecture capture. These robots use your own smart phone or tablet on a robotic base to record your lecture. The robot follows your movements using a tracker that you carry or wear; the tracker also serves as a microphone. As you move, […]

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December 7, 2015

A writer’s style is what makes for a readership. Readers return to an author with a style that appeals to them. Defining “style” in another way, one might consult a style guide, for example, The Chicago Manual of Style, as a source used to keep writing consistent and correct. ‘Styles,’ however,  built into all commonly […]

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December 2, 2015

Blackboard course sites are built for every course, every semester. Are you getting the most out of your site? Blackboard includes many useful features, and is a place students know to go for commonly shared course documents, such as your course syllabus, announcements, and assignments. Other features include: A secure dropbox for assignment submission; and […]

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October 12, 2015

There are many challenges in teaching a large class, many of them pedagogical. Let’s consider a few points: In large classes, the sheer number of course participants will ensure that you are delivering a message to a mixed audience. One group of students may already have selected to major in your subject area, based on […]

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September 28, 2015