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Annotating Texts to Deepen Meaning

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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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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Wireless Projection – Chris Watters

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 […]

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Facebook in Large Lecture Courses – Professor Jeff Byers

Technology Used: Facebook Courses: Organic Chemistry 2  (implemented twice), and Advanced General Chemistry (implemented once) Number of students: Approximately 70 in Organic Chemistry 2, and approximately 25 in Advanced General Chemistry Photo by Carrie Macfarlane When Professor Jeff Byers, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was looking for an online discussion tool for Organic Chemistry 2 […]

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