Paula Berggren

February 24, 2009

Paula Berggren, Baruch College of CUNY Why Sophie Dances: Electronic Discussions and Student Engagement with the Arts Paula Berggren struggled to engage her students in critical thinking about unfamiliar art forms, until she posed a simple question on the class’s online discussion board: “Why do people dance?” She found that the students’ responses, rather than […]

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John Ottenhoff

February 24, 2009

John Ottenhoff, Associated Colleges of Midwest The Importance of Conversation in Learning and the Value of Web-based Discussion Tools In this essay Heidi Elemendorf and John Ottenhoff discuss the central role that intellectual communities should play in a liberal education and the value of conversation for our students, and we explore the ways in which […]

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Heidi Elmendorf

February 24, 2009

Heidi Elmendorf, Georgetown University The Importance of Conversation in Learning and the Value of Web-based Discussion Tools In this essay Heidi Elemendorf and John Ottenhoff discuss the central role that intellectual communities should play in a liberal education and the value of conversation for our students, and we explore the ways in which web-based conversational […]

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Edward J. Gallagher

February 24, 2009

Edward J. Gallagher, Lehigh University Shaping a Culture of Conversation: The Discussion Board and Beyond What happens when the discussion board goes from being just an assignment to a springboard for intellectual community? Foreseeing many benefits to cultivating discussion among his English students, Ed Gallagher worked to develop frameworks to articulate why discussion is not […]

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Lynne Adrian

February 24, 2009

Lynne Adrian, University of Alabama Trace Evidence: How New Media Can Change What We Know About Student Learning Clicker technology, often used in large-enrollment science courses, works well when every question has a single right answer. Lynne Adrian wanted to find out whether clickers could be used in disciplines which raise more questions than answers, […]

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Taimi Olsen

February 23, 2009

Taimi Olsen, Tusculum College Engaging Students as Researchers through Internet Use Effective habits of research begin early and should be practiced often. Unearthing discoveries, making connections, and evaluating judiciously are research traits valued by Taimi Olsen in her first-year composition course. Not only should these research habits exist in the library, but Olsen advocates the […]

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David Jaffee

February 23, 2009

David Jaffee, Bard Graduate Center From Looking to Seeing: Student Learning in the Visual Turn Rather than simply using primary source images as illustrations for his course on Power, Race, and Culture in the U.S. City, David Jaffee wanted to teach his students how to interpret visual texts as a historian would. By paying close […]

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Peter Felten

February 23, 2009

Inquiry, Image, and Emotion in the History Classroom With increased online access to historical sources, will students “read history” differently among such artifacts as text, image, or video? Questioning his own assumptions of students’ abilities to analyze historical sources, Peter Felten conducted pedagogical investigations to understand student interpretation of a variety of sources. Designing the […]

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Patricia O’Connor

February 23, 2009

Close Reading, Associative Thinking, and Zones of Proximal Development in Hypertext How can we teach students to slow down their reading process and move beyond surface-level comprehension? Patricia O’Connor’s Appalachian Literature students co-constructed hypertexts which capture the connections readers make among assigned texts, reference documents, and multimedia sources. These hypertexts became more than artifacts of […]

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Randy Bass

February 20, 2009

Randy Bass, Georgetown University, Co-Principal Investigator & Project Director Essays Capturing the Visible Evidence of Invisible Learning Randy Bass and Bret Eynon What endures about the work from the Visible Knowledge Project (VKP) are the insights about teaching and learning that bridge from Web 1.0 technologies to Web 2.0. These insights emerged from the work […]

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