The Hoya recently published an article exploring how blogs are integrated into Georgetown courses. Author Jonathan Gills interviewed several students and faculty members, including CNDLS’ Eddie Maloney, about their perceptions of course blogs.
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CNDLS Staff Members Participate in ELI Meeting
Several CNDLS staff members attended this week’s Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) annual meeting, which focused on “Educating in the Open: Philosophies, Innovations, and Stories.”
“Toward a Science of Learning”
In a column in Inside Higher Ed, Diana Chapman Walsh, President Emerita of Wellesley College, describes a recent trend in higher education: “At colleges and universities that are solidly grounded in a commitment to teaching, groups of creative faculty are mobilizing around learning as a collective, and intriguing, intellectual inquiry.”
Derek Bruff Visits CNDLS
Derek Bruff is an assistant director at the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and a senior lecturer in Vanderbilt’s Department of Mathematics, but these days he may be most well-known as “the clicker guy.” He’s currently visiting Georgetown to talk with faculty about student engagement and participatory learning.
What We’re Reading: Teaching with Classroom Response Systems
Recently, many of us at CNDLS have been reading Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments. The author, Derek Bruff, who is visiting Georgetown on Feburary 7 and 8, is an assistant director at the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching.
Camtasia Software Upgrade
Georgetown is upgrading to version 3.0 of the Camtasia Relay software used for lecture capture. If you are a faculty member currently using Camtasia, keep reading to find out how this upgrade affects you.
Initiative Integrates Wikipedia and the Classroom
Professors participating in the Wikimedia Foundation’s Public Policy Initiative ask their students to improve Wikipedia articles as part of their coursework. Last semester, Rochelle Davis (SFS) integrated Wikipedia into two of her classes, one for undergraduates and one for graduate students.
Teaching with Social Media: Roundup of Recent Articles and Blog Posts
In an article titled “The Web of Babel,” Inside Higher Ed recently presented several examples of how new media can enhance foreign language teaching.
Rebirth Premieres at Sundance Film Festival
Rebirth, the feature-length documentary directed by Georgetown alumnus Jim Whitaker that chronicles recovery post-9/11, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday.
Upcoming Conferences of Interest
The following upcoming conferences may be of interest to Georgetown faculty and graduate students.