February 26, 2010
New York Times’ reporter Tamar Lewin’s latest piece features a potential future rite-of-passage for prospective college students: a video-essay supplement to college applications. About 1,000 of the 15,000 applicants for the Tufts’ class of 2014 have submitted video essays, Lewin said.
To get a taste of the students’ handiwork, you might enjoy “Math Dances” and “In My Shoes” (below). These videos resemble the digital stories many UR students have already made.
To Impress, Tufts’ Applicants Turn to YouTube [New York Times]
February 24, 2010
February 19, 2010
The February issue of Learning@Richmond features Terry Price, associate professor of leadership studies, and his use of Skype to connect with students internationally. The back page provides a few recommendations for using Skype successfully as well as effective strategies for facilitating online discussions. An extended version of the Skype @ UR article that highlights many more faculty and staff can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/urskype
Click here to download the PDF.
February 1, 2010
Want to learn Mathematica, but have no idea where to start? View this two-part screencast created by Cliff Hastings, the director of academic initiatives at Mathematica. In 40 minutes (20 minutes for each screencast), he introduces Mathematica’s key features. It’s a perfect resource to direct your beginning Mathematica students to.