Teaching with Technology Case Studies
The Center for Teaching, Learning and Research (CTLR), the Library and Information Services (LIS) Curricular Technology team and Academic Liaisons have been collaborating to document curricular technology case studies with the goal of highlighting best practices and innovations.
These "stories" are being collecting in the Teaching with Technology Blog. Below are some of the more recent case studies.
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This is the second screencast published on this site that is based on an interview I did with Prof. Louisa Stein from the Film and Media Culture department. In this screencast Prof. Stein discusses her course on Millennial Media. In this course, students were required to create their own blogs and to post to Twitter.
To encourage students to read each other’s work, Prof. Stein created “blog collectives” and required students to comment on the blogs of students in their collective. An additional site was set up for the course that aggregated posts from all student blogs using the FeedWordPress plugin.
Louisa Stein is an assistant professor of Film and Media Culture who used both Moodle and WordPress in the spring of 2011 for a course on the “Aesthetics of the Moving Image.” Prof. Stein used WordPress for the public face of this course and Moodle for the weekly outline of readings, online discussion and assignment submissions. Watch the screencast below for more details.
Prof. Stein used WordPress for general information about the course including assignment descriptions (see: Assignments > Montage vs Long Take Wars). These assignment descriptions then contained links to Moodle assignment “activities” where students could submit their assignments. The WordPress site was also used as a place where students could blog about projects and share the videos they produced as part of their course work (see: Categories > Montage)
Prof. Stein used Moodle to distribute readings, collect assignment submissions and as a place for online discussion and used Moodle’s grading functionality to grade assignments and forum posts.
This screencast is the first in a series based on an interview Alex Chapin did with Louisa Stein in the spring of 2011.