CV Starr Professor of Russian & East European Studies Tom Beyer is no stranger to utilizing technology in the classroom. During the summer of 2013 Tom approached the digital media tutor program to see if we could assist with transitioning content from an existing Wetpaint site to another platform. See the video below to learn […]
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In the summer of 2013 Professor of History Jim Ralph approached the digital media tutor program to ask if we could assist with the updating of a Drupal site created about the Chicago Freedom Movement. Professor Ralph shared the history of this site and how it came to be.
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.
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.
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]