Archive for category Political Science

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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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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Moving Away from Paper: Annotating and Grading Digital Documents – Jason Mittell & James Morrison

Jason Mittell (Film & Media Culture) and James Morrison (Political Science) are faculty at Middlebury who are moving towards completely paperless teaching and research.  Both cite similar reasons for preferring electronic versions of papers, articles and even books.  Digital documents are simply easier to organize and access when everything else you do is on your […]

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Podcasting Lectures – Prof. James Morrison

Technology Used: Podcasting Course: PS0304 International Political Economy (Spring 2009) Number of Students: 31 Objectives: To better serve the students and democratize education. Anticipated Learning Outcomes: Better retention and understanding Actual Learning Outcomes: Some on both fronts Summary of Poster Session: James Morrison explained how he uses podcasts to record his lectures so that after […]

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Using Second Life for Political Simulation – Prof. Quinn Mecham

Technologies Used: Second Life; Blogs, Wikis. Course: Political Science 103: Intro to Comparative Politics Number of Students: 50 Objectives: “Provide a political simulation experience for my students, and conduct an experiment to determine if it was possible to create a virtual state in which people would actively participate.” Summary of Poster Session: Quinn Mecham and […]

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South China Sea WWW Virtual Library – Prof. David Rosenberg

Technologies Used: website: www.SouthChinaSea.org, Google Earth, Google Map, Google News Search, CD Course: PSCI 214 – International Environmental Politics Number of Students: 45 Objectives: “To integrate research and teaching, to promote student-faculty collaboration.” Summary of Poster Session: David Rosenberg and several of his students showed the website that is a resource for students in David’s […]

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