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Archive for May, 2012

I’ve just joined another MOOC (this is my second to date, the first was Change11), and I’m excited about it. It’s “First Steps into Learning & Teaching in Higher Education“, and I’m hoping that it will both support my work to help faculty improve their teaching & will also help me with design, delivery, and […]

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I’m happy to have completed the first Teaching with Technology Symposium at Tufts yesterday & the day before. Many colleagues & I worked hard to design, develop, and deliver this new event & although results from the official evaluations have not yet been compiled, I was very happy with the event & have received very […]

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Eric Mazur, how ca we foster/teach innovation? Teach real problem solving & to encourage risk taking. We learn by practicing, very little by listening to lectures. Education is not just the transmission of information. Not being able to transfer learning to new contexts is the hallmark of lack of learning. Traditional assessments discourage risk taking, […]

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Boston College eTeach Day, post 2 of ?

Paul Lewis, “Forgotten Chapters in Boston Literary History”, seminar & exhibit at BPL & online. Project in civic humanities & digital humanities. Use student research to take work into the community. “How did Poe know that Longfellow’s reputation would not hold up?”. Opportunity to celebrate our literary heritage, Boston was not on AAA guide to […]

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Boston College eTeach Day, post 1 of ?

Tablet pilot this semester (or year?) – gave faculty choice of device, 20+ chose iPad, 3 Pc tablet – first faculty member (statistics): used with lecture captureannotating screen worked well, quite a few challenges (classroom design, switching between devices, stylus not fine enough for everything, popups & log outs.) – second faculty member (art history […]

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Interesting development – Edx

Very interesting news yesterday about Harvard & MIT announcing Edx.  It will be very interesting to see where it goes & what changes it accelerates and/or transforms in higher education. Some people call the types of courses being offered in this way MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).  The Edx promo video highlights these features of […]

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