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 […]
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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.
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: […]
Technology used: NetLogo Course: BIOL0140 Ecology and Evolution Learning objective: Allow students to experimentally investigate evolution through a computer simulation Reason for using the technology: After using EcoBeaker in their labs for several years, Professor Matt Landis and his colleagues wanted to try a different simulation model. Because EcoBeaker is proprietary software, the instructors weren’t […]
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 […]
Technology used: Wireless Video Presentation System II by BlackBox Course: BIOL0222A Human Nutrition from an Evolutionary Perspective (Winter 2010) Reason for using the technology: This was a seminar course, and Chris wanted students to be able to present from their own laptops. Received assistance from: LIS HelpDesk and Media Services The BlackBox Wireless Video Presentation […]