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Fall 2013 Curricular Uses of Technology by Colgate Faculty

By Sarah Kunze on October 30, 2013
  • Video Narratives – students use video to enhance a story, showcase a product, describe a concept, or generate a call to action.  Video Narratives incorporate photos, video, music, and voiceover.


      • Jessica Graybill GEOG323

      • Susan Woolley EDUC101A

      • Robert Nemes HIST200C

      • Alan Cooper FSEM190A

      • Aisha Musa FSEM157A

      • Jennifer Stob ARTS287

      • Margaret Maurer FSEM100A

    • Anna Rios-Rojas EDUC101B

    • Barbara Regenspan FSEM107A

    • Nady Abdal-Ghaffar MIST121A & B

    • Shaohua Guo CHIN303A

    • Catherine Herne PHYS105

    • Ryan Solomon WRIT215A

    • Ian Helfant REST121A & B

  • Wikis – online classroom workspace where faculty and students can communicate and work on writing projects alone or in teams.

    • Roger Rowlett – Research use this semester

  • Wikipedia Editing – Students used what they learned from course readings, class discussions and research to contribute to and improve Wikipedia content related to the course subject matter.


      • Bruce Selleck GEOL302

  • iClickers – iClickers are hand-held devices that allow faculty and students to dynamically interact in real-time in the classroom.

    • Rebecca Metzler Physics 111A

    • Ken Belanger Biology 212

    • Jason Meyers Biol 102

    • Aisha Musa MIST216/RELG216

    • Beth Parks/Todd springer Physics 131

    • Todd springer Physics 111B

    • Michael Hay COSC 101 (2 sections)

    • Doug Johnson Psych 309

    • Bob Turner Econ 228

    • Catherine Herne Physics 105

  • iPad Class Sets – The iPad Pilot projects are intended to encourage faculty to explore whether mobile tablet technology enhances or enables our ability to:

– Promote student engagement in the classroom, the lab, or in the field

– Assist small group collaboration in idea creation and sharing or information search, analysis, and visual representation

– Provide access to and manipulation of digital content

    • Karen Harpp Geology 203, Environmental Geochemistry and Analysis

    • Alicia Simmons Core 170S: Media Effects

  • Mellon Digital Humanities Projects – Pilot projects designed to explore the strategic use of technology in the teaching of the humanities and humanistic social sciences.  The goal is to enable faculty to develop genuinely creative projects, increase the information available to faculty as they reflect on the best ways to use technology in teaching, and enable the lessons learned by individual faculty to be more easily shared.

    • Sasha Nakhimovsky, Alice Nakhimovsky, & Robert Garland – Social Network Analysis

      • NodeXL

    • Christopher Henke (SOCI453) & Elana Shever – Qualitative Data Analysis with MAXQDA software

      • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) implementation

    • Janel Benson, Mary Simonson, Alicia Simmons, Meg Worley – Quantitative Literacy

      • PowerPoint & Easel.ly

    • John Crespi, Jessica Graybill, & Ian Helfant – Across the Global Curriculum: Integrating Foreign Languages,Core Components, and Area Studies through Digital Technologies

      • JCrespi – VoiceThread

      • IHelfant – Transparent Language

      • JGrabill – Video Narrative

  • AppleTV Wireless Projection – piloting the wireless projection of computers, tablets and smartphones in the classroom.

    • Wenhua Shi – Little 208 – ARTS201 & FSEM163

    • Alicia Simmons Core 170S: Media Effects

  • Virtual Computer Desktops – technology that enables a computer or tablet connected to the Colgate network to remotely connect to and control another computer running on a centralized server.

    • Chris Henke – SOCI453

    • Emilio Spadola – ANTH452

  • VisLab Classes – using the real-time imagery of the Digistar system, students can experience detailed fly-bys of geographic regions around the globe and in the solar system.  Student-created animations and models add a valuable perspective across the curriculum.

    • Tony Aveni – SOAN/ASTR 230 – Astronomy in Culture

    • Tom Balonek – ASTR 101 & ASTR 312 – Solar System Astronomy & Astronomical Techniques

    • Jeff Bary – ASTR 165 – How Old is the Universe?

    • Adam Burnett – GEOG 131 – Environmental Geography

    • Marcus Edino – GEOG 314 – Population Issues & Analysis

    • Maureen Hays-Mitchell – Core: Peru

    • Krista Ingram – BIOL 485 – Animal Behaviors

    • Connie Soja – GEOL 115 – Evolution: Dinosaurs to Darwin

    • Naomi Rood – LATN 121 – Elementary Latin I

  • Micro-Lectures – A microlecture is a short recorded audio or video presentation on a single, tightly defined topic. Used as a component of face-to-face teaching, these brief lectures can be interspersed with learning activities that reinforce lecture topics.

    • Beth Parks – Physics

    • Alice Nakhimovsky – Yiddish

    • Barbara Hoopes, Cat Cardelus, Ken Belanger – Biology

  • eTextbooks – through the CourseSmart platform, all students in ECON151 are accessing their textbook with computers, tablets, or smartphones via Moodle or the CourseSmart app.

    • Nicole Simpson ECON151

  • ePortfolios – the Education department continues its use of Google Sites to create ePortfolios for each graduate student.

    • Barbara Regenspan MAT candidates

  • Blogs – online platform that among other things can decenter the classroom, bring course material into the world, bring the world into the classroom, enable for writing without grading, and spark face-to-face conversation.

    • Meg Worley – WRIT103 & WRIT340

    • Ryan Solomon – WRIT215 & WRIT 315

    • Mary Simonson – FMST350 & FSEM149

  • Classroom Salon – an online platform from Carnegie Mellon enabling social reading by integrating context and interpretation.  Students read texts, annotate, and comment online, which faculty can review and use to kick-start or add to in-class discussions.

    • Ian Helfant – FSEM168

    • Alicia Simmons

    • Ryan Solomon

    • Bob McVaugh – FSEM105

  • Panopto Video Recording – a lecture capture tool that allows for the recording of a class or student presentations that automatically get uploaded to Moodle.  Video, audio-only, and powerpoint presentations can all be integrated into the recording.

    • Ryan Solomon – WRIT215 & WRIT 315

  • Prezi – a cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas, which allows users to zoom in and out of their presentation media.

    • Monica Facchini ITAL201

  • Website Creation – students creating websites to communicate with public audiences

    • Eddie Watkins, Reyna Stagnaro and the greenhouse – BIOL328

    • Suzanne Spring WRIT242

  • Language Recording – students recording Japanese pronunciation and submitting to professor for review.

    • Yukari Hirata – Moodle plug-in

  • Video Conferencing – connecting with people off campus and around the world

    • John Palmer – Korean Language Learning with Adobe Connect

    • Keck Center – Yukari Hirata

    • PCON Conflict Lab – Dan Monk

  • Video/Audio Student feedback

    • Susan Thomson – using the screen capturing program called Camtasia to record video and audio feedback on student papers.

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