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 »
Posts Tagged: technologies for teaching & learning
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 »
In March 2009, Randy Bass and Bret Eynon (LaGuardia Community College) shared their thoughts on teaching, learning, and technology as guest bloggers for The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Wired Campus blog.
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 »
On February 19, CNDLS’ Eddie Maloney spoke at the Scholarly Communications Symposium on Social Media, along with Gerry McCartney (Purdue University) and Ulises Mejias (State University of New York at Oswego).
Last March, Randy Bass and Bret Eynon (LaGuardia Community College) shared their thoughts on teaching, learning, and technology as guest bloggers for The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus blog.
Twitter, a microblogging service, has captured the attention of the nation– and is now piquing the interest of the Academy.
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.
Alan Levine of the New Media Consortium recently hosted a Connect@NMC session with our TLISI 2009 featured speaker Michael Wesch, an anthropologist who studies the impact of new media on society and culture.