Posts Tagged: technologies for teaching & learning

Deeper Engagement Through Blogging

Astrid Weigert had never before taught a Gateway course, a required first-year writing intensive course for undergraduates, until she was asked to teach a class on Witches in History, Literature, and Film. Weigert found it difficult to engage the students in class discussions, and wanted to guide them to improve their academic writing. Astrid Weigert… Read more »

Blogging to Stimulate Discussion

For the course Introduction to the U.S. Political System, which boasts an enrollment of nearly 150 students, Mark Rom turned to a course blog to help stimulate class discussion and personal interaction among students. Because class discussion can be intimidating and unwieldy in such a large class, Rom decided to integrate a blog into his… Read more »

Exemplar Clicker Use in Biology by Matt Hamilton

Walking past the classroom where Matt Hamilton teaches Bio-104, the second semester of the introductory biology sequence, you might be surprised to see some 200 students eagerly flipping coins in small groups. Matt has turned learning about genetic drift, a complex and abstract concept, into an engaging activity that lets students experience and model the… Read more »

Frank Ambrosio Selected for Dorothy Brown Award

Frank Ambrosio (Philosophy) has been selected to receive the Dorothy Brown award, given annually by the student body to the faculty member who has had the strongest impact on the students’ collegiate experience.