What We are Reading – September 2019

Our Academic Technology group roams the Internet (and Libraries) looking for interesting reads.  Here are a few works that caught our eye this month.   Active Learning: Feelings versus Learning Swarthmore has a community of educators using active learning techniques.  The Academic Technology team has been collaborating with faculty to provide learning spaces and technology to support their teaching needs.  For the last few months, we’ve been spending time learning about how to best use the new Singer Hall Flexible Classroom. A recent article investigating discrepancies between how students feel about active learning versus how much they actually learn highlighted one … Continue reading What We are Reading – September 2019

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Course Development Workshop for Flexible Learning Spaces

The Provost’s office, in partnership with ITS, would like to pilot a workshop opportunity for faculty to learn more about developing interactive teaching approaches for flexible learning spaces on campus. Several Swarthmore faculty have participated in discipline-specific workshops for student-centered … Continue reading Course Development Workshop for Flexible Learning Spaces

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iPads and Mobile Teaching Technologies in the Classroom

Starting in spring 2017 and repeating spring 2019, students enrolled in Manga, Bande Dessinée, and the Graphic Novel: A Transnational Study of Graphic Fictions have been able to utilize a combination of mobile teaching technologies in their coursework for a … Continue reading iPads and Mobile Teaching Technologies in the Classroom

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Active Learning improves student evaluations

I recently came across this article in a Science magazine email blurb and thought that others might be interested. Although some faculty worry that trying different pedagogical methods can be detrimental to promotion, the bottom line is that Active Learning … Continue reading Active Learning improves student evaluations

A few minutes to learn something cool … Explain Everything

A few minutes to learn something cool … Explain Everything Ambitious idea … what does this app do?  Explain Everything is an easy to use platform for capturing presentations, annotating documents and creating flipped classroom materials.  The basis of the … Continue reading A few minutes to learn something cool … Explain Everything