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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Bret Eynon

February 20, 2009

Bret Eynon, Assistant Dean for Teaching & Learning, LaGuardia Community College Co-Principal Investigator & Project Co-Director 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. […]

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2004 Winter Institute

January 17, 2009

Focuses on Collaboration, Evidence, and Writing and Representation At this year’s Winter Institute, held on the campus of Cerritos College February 27-28, 2004, about 25 faculty from the VKP and a few interested colleagues from West Coast colleges joined together for two days of sharing projects, brainstorming collaborations, and considering ways to represent the Scholarship […]

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Local Dialogues of the VKP: 2002-2003

January 17, 2009

During the past year, the Visible Knowledge Project has increasingly focused on creating and nurturing “local dialogues.” VKP faculty on both the East and West Coasts have worked to enhance collaboration and research by meeting at regional institutes to share and discuss their work on the scholarship of teaching and learning. VKP participants are creating […]

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New York Campuses

January 15, 2009

The New York City area VKP campuses have created a new level of activity in the project: a monthly regional VKP meeting. Since February [2002], VKP participants from the Borough of Manhattan Community College, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and the LaGuardia Community College have been gathering together to expand […]

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California State University, Monterey Bay

January 14, 2009

CSUMB opened its doors in 1995 with the mission of serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically underserved and low-income populations. In its vision statement, the university commits to building a multicultural curriculum that will meet the needs of the state and the Tri-County region (Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San […]

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Project Snapshot (January 2002)

January 14, 2009

What kinds of questions are people asking in their research projects? All told there are 28 participants in the project serving as “primary researchers” this year, about evenly split between those teaching in the fall and spring. Naturally, there is a wide range of courses, fields, and topics covered in those projects, and predictably, a […]

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I2U: Ed Gallagher, Lehigh University

January 14, 2009

Ed Gallagher was chosen to coordinate the virtual campus for the first year. A professor of English, Gallagher has been teaching at Lehigh since 1969. He claims that VKP provides a certain “cachet.” “I am at a university trying to ‘move up,’ and, naturally, faculty here feel the pressure for more and more [traditional] research. […]

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I2U: Gloria Harper Dickinson, The College of New Jersey

January 14, 2009

Gloria Harper Dickinson, chair of the College of New Jersey’s African American Studies Department, echoes this emphasis on “deepening,” regardless of the technology that may or may not be employed. Dickinson’s course for VKP is Africana Women in Historical Perspective. But unlike Gallagher, Dickinson lacks the full technical support she needs for these types of […]

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Independent Investigators (I2U)

January 13, 2009

One of the really valued components of VKP is the group of faculty known as the Independent Investigators. The Independent Investigators by design represent a group of participants who would conduct their work not on the core campuses, but on their own campuses and “virtually” in the Project. All of the Independent Investigators have come […]

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