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Current Issues and News about Educational Technology

This page features a number of news feeds with up to date articles and news about contemporary issues in educational technology.

If you know of a source that you think should be added to this page, please email: Shel Sax (sax@middlebury.edu).

 

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Resources for Teaching Writing

The Writing Program supports the teaching of writing by organizing and encouraging College-wide involvement in writing across the curriculum. All academic departments participate in the College Writing Program, offering "writing intensive" courses within the major and in the First-Year Seminar Program. And members of our staff participate in lunch meetings, open to all faculty and instructors, on the teaching of writing.

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Learning Resources

We assist students in fully utilizing their learning opportunities and in developing and refining the skills needed for academic excellence in the 21st century.

Integral to the educational mission of Middlebury College, Learning Resources develops, provides and coordinates a variety of offerings designed to  support and enhance the academic excellence and scholastic achievement of all Middlebury students.

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New Pedagogy Enrichment Fund

The Pedagogy Enrichment Fund for the 2014/15 academic year supports new directions in teaching. The fund has two tracks: Requests for funding under $500 will be reviewed on a weekly basis; requests ranging from $500 to $1500 will be reviewed at the beginning of each month of the rest of the 2014/15 academic year.

Quick Writing Resources for Student Writers

Writing Resources for Student Writers

go/writingresources  Helpful writing information for Middlebury students 
go/middwrite           WordPress site with writing tips

go/researchfaq         Need help starting a research paper or project?                                      Look here.

Peer Writing Tutors

Drop-in peer writing tutoring begins the second week of the fall and spring semesters. Drop-in Peer Writing Tutors are available for writing tutoring sessions:

7:30 pm - midnight Sunday through Thursday
(except during school vacations)

Faculty Writing Tutors

Middlebury College students may meet with faculty writing tutors at any stage of the writing process. To schedule an individual appointment with the Writing Program faculty use AccuTrack or drop by the CTLR (Library 225). Plan ahead by making appointments in advance.

History

The case study for Middlebury College's January 2003 participation in the Wharton/IRHE Program on Leadership in Higher Education helps articulate a mission for the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research; to integrate a portion of the programs central to teaching and learning at Middlebury and to house them in the new library:

History

The case study for Middlebury College's January 2003 participation in the Wharton/IRHE Program on Leadership in Higher Education helps articulate a mission for the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research; to integrate a portion of the programs central to teaching and learning at Middlebury and to house them in the new library:

History

The case study for Middlebury College's January 2003 participation in the Wharton/IRHE Program on Leadership in Higher Education helps articulate a mission for the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research; to integrate a portion of the programs central to teaching and learning at Middlebury and to house them in the new library:

What's New at CTLR?

Contemporary Teaching in the Liberal Arts Series

Please join us in January on Mondays and Thursdays at 11:00 AM (followed by lunch) for lively sessions on pedagogy in CTLR. 


Pedagogy Enrichment Fund

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Drop-in Tutors are available in CTLR and in Atwater, Brained, Cook, Ross and Wonnacott Commons

Drop-in Tutors work with Middlebury College students at any phase of the writing process. They are, also, trained to help students with oral presentations. No appointment is necessary.

Drop-in Tutors fill out a

Class of 2013

PRESENTATION OF THE

PAUL WARD ’25 PRIZE IN WRITING

For the Class of 2013

Writing and Academic Mentor for FYS

The Writing and Academic Mentor for First-Year Seminars (FYSM) serves as a mentor and writing tutor for first-year students, assisting them with writing and oral presentation skills, time and project management. The Mentor can work with students individually or in groups, either during class time or outside of class, for up to 60 hours over the course of the semester.  The Mentors will be trained, supervised, and paid by CTLR. To learn more about the program contact:

Using Technology in Education - A Parody

This parody of 'The Office" highlights some of the challenges of teaching with technology. From The Chronicle of Higher Education Feb. 10, 2010, it was produced by students at the University of Denver.

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Analyzing Data with ArcGIS & Stata

Analyzing Data with ArcGIS and Stata

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To learn more about the program, contact:


Mary Ellen Bertolini,
Writing Center Director, directs the Peer Writing Tutor and Writing and Academic Mentor Program at Middlebury College. Yonna McShane, Director of Learning Resources helps train the Writing and Academic Mentors.

Maggie Morris, Head Peer Writing Tutor. Maggie approves time, runs evening makeup sessions and assists the Program Director.

Facebook in Large Lecture Courses

Facebook in Large Classes

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

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Second Life for Political Simulation

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Group Work

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Increasingly, students are asked to undertake assignments and projects in small groups. Research tends to indicate that students working in small groups have better learning outcomes both in quantity of information learned and retention.

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Leading Discussion

Complementing lecturing is class discussion. One of the most attractive aspects of a residential liberal arts education is the opportunity to engage with classmates and faculty in small groups for challenging, stimulating and rewarding discussion.

Lecturing

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Lecturing is the most  common and ubiquitous teaching strategy. While most instructors do not spend an entire class lecturing, it is an important component of many classes and is important to be done effectively.