Category: Digital Pedagogies

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How to Implement Handheld Technology During Lectures

June 18, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Digital Pedagogies / Improving Teaching and Learning /

Many faculty and staff incorporate handheld technology into lectures, or apps on smartphones and tablets that are meant to draw students into discussion and help them actively engage with the material. However, some teachers overlook key steps in implementing technology in the classroom. A recent Faculty Focus article gives tips for incorporating handheld technology during lectures. The […]

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Implementing Virtual Reality in the Classroom

May 28, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Digital Pedagogies / Integrating Active Learning /

Extended reality is picking up steam as a viable technology to use in the classroom, but faculty and learning experts should make sure that a strong pedagogical foundation is in place before they implement the technology in their courses, according to a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The story outlines professors’ experiences […]

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June 28, 2018 | Jerol Enoch

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In Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners, Ritchhart, Church, and Morrison (2011) state that learning has more to do with developing good habits of mind than with developing good test takers. They believe that a good learning environment is one where instructors work with students on their “thinking […]

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Leading Lines — A Podcast on Educational Technology

June 18, 2018 | Julia Johnson

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Interested in learning more about teaching with technology and digital pedagogy during your commute? Check out the Leading Lines podcast from the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University. Each episode of the podcast focuses on an interview with an educator who is utilizing technology in their teaching in a unique and interesting way. This is […]

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Teaching with Wikipedia

February 23, 2018 | Beth Fisher

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Joan E. Strassmann (Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology) writes about her experience with integrating writing for Wikipedia into her Behavioral Ecology course on the Wikipedia Education blog. Strassmann argues that when students write for Wikipedia, they develop a keen sense of the elements of strong writing, and they work hard to produce well written and […]

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The Distracted Classroom

August 1, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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In a three-part series of columns on The Chronicle of Higher Education, James  M. Lang  (professor of English and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College) reflects on the implications of research on modern sources of distraction–most particularly electronic devices. This week, he describes his own efforts to put such devices to […]

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Stephen Kosslyn Presents The Minerva Schools

March 11, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Digital Pedagogies

In this second lecture in the new “Innovations and Evidence-based Pedagogies in Undergraduate STEM Courses Speaker Series,” Stephen M. Kosslyn, psychologist and founding dean of The Minerva Schools, discussed the philosophy and workings of the school. “Minerva is focused on practical knowledge for the 21st century,” he began, illustrating this idea by engaging the audience in reflection on an ethical […]

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Encouraging Critical Thinking with a Document Camera

August 3, 2015 | Bryn Lutes

Digital Pedagogies

Document cameras allow you to project and write on, or otherwise manipulate, objects–whether paper, books, or chemical models–to make the thinking process come alive for students.​ This post describes three ways to use this easy-to-use and flexible classroom tool.

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