When I listen to a lecture, I take notes with a pen and a tablet of paper. I also take notes using a laptop, but the experience is something akin to taking minutes in a meeting. My laptop notes are qualitatively different than my long hand versions. Laptop notes tend…
The preferences and habits of the Millennial Generation,
those born between 1980 and 1995, have shaped the college
environment for more than a decade, but a new cohort
of students is about appear on campuses nationwide.
Book Discussion: Specifications Grading
Specifications grading is an innovative but practical and tested approach to grading
that has many benefits. Participants attending the book discussion will receive a copy
of the book and have the opportunity to engage faculty who have tried specifications
grading in the fall term.
Interested parties can register today!
New Teaching Assistant Orientation
TA Services will hold its annual Spring New Teaching Assistant Orientation (NTAO)
on Saturday, Jan. 3, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the 5th floor of Alumni Hall.
Attendance to this event is a mandatory requirement of the Dietrich School of Arts
and Sciences for first time TAs.
Pre-register for the event today!
Student Engagement Evolution
Student Response Systems, commonly referred to as “Clickers,”
survey student comprehension of course concepts and enhance
student participation in the classroom, particularly in large
Classroom technology is changing. It is driven by the technology changes we see around us every day and everywhere. The world of information has changed from an analog world to a digital world. Manufacturers are rapidly discontinuing support of analog equipment. This change is driving a change to the technology…
The University of Pittsburgh is closed Dec. 24-Jan. 4 for winter break. For instructors planning to request equipment from Classroom Services for the Spring Term, this means you must submit your requests by Dec. 23 to ensure your order is reviewed before winter break starts. Dec. 23 is the last day…
While attending the HighEdWeb annual conference in Portland, Ore., recently, I sat in on several workshops that dealt with the care and feeding of websites running on WordPress. As many of you may (or may not) know, the CIDDE website is currently running on WordPress. WordPress was built as an…