Archive | April, 2009

Teaching and Learning with Technology: Perspectives from VCU Faculty Members

This episode of the CTE’s Teaching and Learning podcast series features a conversation among VCU faculty members Jose Alcaine, Terry Carter, Jen Darragh, John Kneebone, Betsy Nance, Audrey Short and Ruth Westervelt, all of whom were participants in the 2008 Teaching and Learning with Technology Institute. During the discussion they reflect on their experiences using […]

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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – Writing in Open Spaces: Reflections on Blogging in the Classroom

Although much has been discussed and written about the educational use of blogs it remains a topic of interest. Many thoughtful educators continue to explore how writing blogs can be used to support learning, engage students with authentic audiences, and build community in the classroom. Complex pedagogical issues emerge when faculty and students invite dialogue […]

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Featured Small Grant Reports: Visualization and Computation for 21st Century Junior Engineers

The CTE is highlighting some of the final reports from our Small Grant Program, 2007-2008. The Small Grant Program supports faculty in their efforts to improve teaching; reports from the participants are due in August, at the conclusion of the grant cycle. This report comes from Amy Throckmorton in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School […]

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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – Facebook: To Friend or Not to Friend?

As students continue to use Facebook to connect and communicate in increasing numbers, it has also become common for faculty members to consider the use of this social networking site to facilitate interaction in educational contexts. One of the perennial questions that arises is whether faculty should accept Facebook “friend requests” from students. In this […]

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