Posts tagged with “Learning & Teaching with Technology” (All posts)

Breakout sessions in online synchronous discussions

8 May 2020

An earlier post explored asynchronous discussion, but synchronous discussion has been an important part of this term as well. Students value the opportunity to connect with faculty and peers during…

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Discussion in an online classroom

30 April 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching and learning have been turned upside down overnight. At a place like Carleton, where face-to-face teaching and engagement is central to what we do, we…

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Three steps towards making your classroom more accessible

12 January 2020

As faculty continue to consider how to make classrooms more inclusive, one area of discussion has been approaches to make our classrooms more welcoming for students with disabilities. In the…

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Efficient and effective feedback workshop

2 February 2019

Although winter break workshops seem like they occurred many lifetimes ago, reviewing my notes this week I was reminded of all the great conversations and ideas shared at the various…

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Quickstart for Instructional Video

1 May 2018

What is instructional video? When designed well and used effectively, short instructional videos can actively engage students with relevant content; these videos can introduce new concepts or deepen understanding of…

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Quickstart for Podcasts

4 April 2018

What are podcasts? Podcasts are digital audio files which can be listened to by streaming or downloading. Why use podcasts? Podcasts are sometimes used in lieu of a paper assignment…

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The role of the digital in the curriculum?

9 February 2018

As digital tools and practices play an increasing role in teaching and scholarship, important questions arise about the nature of the digital curriculum. Tuesday’s LTC lunch provided an excellent opportunity…

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Electronic devices in the classroom

19 October 2017

Defining the parameters around the use of electronic devices in the classroom is an important part of setting course expectations. Questions about setting boundaries on appropriate use of technology, and…

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Digital Storytelling and the Ethics of Civic Engagement

30 May 2017

How can we (as students, faculty, and staff) make sense of the rapid pace of legislative action and change? And how can we see the ramifications (potential and real) of…

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Why use online small group discussions?

13 January 2017

With the fast pace of Carleton’s 10-week terms, making the most of class time is important. Technology offers one way to prepare students in advance of class meetings. Sometimes that…

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