Archive for category Disciplines

Using Videos to Explain Problem Examples

This article may be helpful to faculty members in the areas of mathematics and science who are considering utilizing video podcasts as support materials to help students work through problem sets for their class. Please note that although the journal article mentioned below is free to access, you will need to establish a username and […]

Creating a Gallery of Student Work

During the summer of 2013 the digital media tutors worked with the Department of Studio Art to create an online display of student artwork.  The video below further explains the project.

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Integrating Blogging

This is the second screencast published on this site that is based on an interview Alex Chapin did with Prof. Louisa Stein from the Film and Media Culture department.  In this screencast Prof. Stein discusses her course on Millennial Media.  In this course, students were required to create their own blogs and to post to Twitter. […]

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Course Hub Review

The Course Hub is a meta-platform for aggregating resources for a given course across a variety of platforms including WordPress and Moodle.  Below is a screencast showing how the Course Hub has been used in courses this fall.

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Integrating Moodle and WordPress

Louisa Stein is an assistant professor of Film and Media Culture who used both Moodle and WordPress in the spring of 2011 for a course on the “Aesthetics of the Moving Image.”  Prof. Stein used WordPress for the public face of this course and Moodle for the weekly outline of readings, online discussion and assignment […]

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Clickers in a large lecture class – Catherine Combelles

What: Clickers (personal polling devices) in a large lecture class Who: Catherine Combelles, Assistant Professor of Biology Class: BIOL0145 Cell Biology and Genetics Technology Used: Personal Polling Devices (Clickers) Number of students: approx. 70 Learning objective: To monitor the students’ understanding of concepts covered in lecture and promote peer learning and discussion. Description of use: […]

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Wikipedia for Chemistry – Jeff Byers

What: Authoring and editing Wikipedia entries as an assignment in a senior elective course Who: Jeff Byers, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Class: CHEM0442, Advanced Organic Chemistry.  This is a special topics course taken mostly by seniors, with some juniors, most of whom are chemistry or biochemistry majors. Number of students: 9 Reason for using the […]

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Middlebury Trailrunner Blog – Jeff Byers

What: Middlebury Trailrunner Blog Who: Jeff Byers, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Technologies used: Hardware: GPS watch, digital camera.  Software:  Google Earth, WordPress, Garmin software (allows seamless connection to Google Earth). When posting an altitude profile, Jeff does a screen shot off of the Garmin software and pastes it into MS Word.  Then he uses […]

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