Elizabeth Stephen

February 24, 2009

Elizabeth Stephen, Georgetown University Connecting the Dots: Learning, Media, Community Sometimes the research question you ask isn’t the one you end up answering. Elizabeth Stephen recounts how a debate about the use of films in a freshman seminar led to an experiment in forming a community of scholars which could be sustained over time and […]

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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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Qualitative Research: Anita Salem’s Experience

January 16, 2009

Many VKP participants are at the stage of their work where they have gathered examples of student learning and are wondering what the best methods are for organizing and understanding that data. One of the ways faculty in the project are doing this is to adapt and borrow techniques from others fields—especially the qualitative methods […]

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Working Towards Common Inquiry

January 15, 2009

Faculty members spent the better part of September working on their VKP posters [online representations of individual projects] in order to move them to a place in which they would be ready to share with others. They reconsidered and re-worded questions, inserted student materials to show evidence for their conclusions, and thought again about how […]

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