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Archive for May 16th, 2012

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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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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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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