The following post is by Steven Schwartz, Associate Dean for Clinical Informatics at the Georgetown University Medical Center. It was originally posted on the Lecture Capture Community of Practice blog.
Posts Categorized: Commentary
A quick walk around campus confirms what has become a common story in today’s culture: this generation of college students appears to be nearly always connected to technology. Whether they’re “walking and texting” or just displaying the tell-tale white Apple earbuds, these students, at a glance, seem to corroborate the assumptions that are so often made about them.
This morning, Beth Marhanka (Gelardin New Media Center) and Susan Pennestri (CNDLS) co-hosted a lively session called “Project Makeover: Redesigning Student Assignments.”
In a recent New York Times piece, critic Sam Anderson reflects on marginalia, reading, and technology. His ideas resonate deeply with the aims of our MyDante project.
Nearly a decade has passed since MIT launched its groundbreaking educational initiative MIT OpenCourseWare. MIT started the project with the goal of providing teaching materials to the public by posting them online.
GlobalSolver is an idea-building tool currently being piloted in Francis Slakey’s “Science and Society: Global Challenges” course.
Although you are probably familiar with wikis such as Wikipedia, you may think of them primarily as resources for student research. You may be surprised to learn that professors are increasingly turning to wikis as a tool to enable collaborative writing by students.
When Professor Betsi Stephen asked if I would be interested in trying out a STIA ePortfolio, I thought it would be essentially the same as other work I’ve done online. After all, I’m an active blogger and post most of my academic work on my homepage. But in creating my ePortfolio I realized that an… Read more »
One way to look at higher education is that it is a particular model of social interaction. Thoughtful people gather to receive collected knowledge in the form of texts (in various media), to interrogate the texts, to inquire, based upon careful reading, into problems that arise in applying the ideas of the texts to the… Read more »