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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 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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The Weave

John Collins’ Global News Analysis course is responsible for The Weave (http://weavenews.org), a blog featuring under reported news stories from around the globe. John’s students combat mainstream media by taking part in their own investigative journalism in an effort to bring less prominent news items to the masses. The Weave was inspired by similar projects […]

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GIS & Lake Ecology

GIS & Lake Ecology

Typically, Dr. Brad Baldwin’s Lake & River Ecology class would take out a map, plot their intended route(s), and make the 1 hour trip to Cranberry Lake to explore the ecology of the lake and collect samples. With so much travel time involved (2 hours round-trip) in a 3 hour lab period, Brad decided to […]

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