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Clickers in College Physics

Long time classroom response system advocate and physics professor Catherine Jahncke uses the i>clicker system in her non-majors introductory physics course daily. Prof. Jahncke polls her students (approximately 30 health science majors) to review concepts at the start of class and facilitate peer instruction. It lets the students know where they stand and allows prof. Jahncke […]

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FYS Portfolios

Students in Jessica McAlear’s first-year seminar are no strangers to technology in their classroom. Jessica incorporates the i>clicker classroom response system, supplements final papers with digital media projects, and encourages her freshmen to document achievements and larger projects in a portfolio created in Google Sites. Students are also free (and occasionally required) to bring their […]

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Digital Ink: Pencasts in Differential Equations

Mathematics professor Dan Look provides students narrated pencasts of problems. For $200, Prof. Look purchased the Livescibe pen with extra ink, paper and 8gb of capacity. He has used the pen for courses at St. Lawrence and Boston University. Class size ranges from 6 (Honors Differential Equations at St. Lawrence) to 120 (Introductory Statistics at […]

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Digital Media & Culture

 Digital communications and technology have affected our culture in every way. In my opinion, every art department, liberal arts or otherwise, should not be without substantial digital course offerings, even for the most basic purpose of introducing to students the way that these technologies have affected “traditional” art practices and human perception. In the Spring […]

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