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Category Archives: Wikis forTeaching/Learning
Over the Christmas holidays last winter, as I began to plan for my Spring courses, it struck me that it was a truly fascinating time to study macroeconomics and finance. Yes, I realize this is much like the neurosurgeon remarking … Continue reading
I have the privilege this year of participating on our school’s Teaching and Learning Technology Fellows program, a faculty development program for instructors interested in incorporating instructional technology into their teaching. Participants meet weekly for a semester and explore IT … Continue reading
I just finished a presentation on teaching with social software at the Developments in Economics Education Conference held at Cambridge University. I actually drafted a paper for this conference, something I hadn’t managed for the last several presentations I had … Continue reading
The senior seminar I’m teaching this semester (though it has some juniors) has essentially the same digital tool set as the First Year Seminar I taught in the Fall. I’ve been struck by how this term’s students have used the … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, I previewed the upcoming Faculty Academy. I want to let people know that the conference publicity and Call for Papers is out.
Several weeks into the semester, I was explaining the function of the wiki to my colleagues in the TIP Seminar after which they raised some sceptical questions: How could I be sure that the macro students were not merely going … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I mentioned my idea for a very different approach to teaching ECON 304, my intermediate macro course. This is the first week of classes, so I guess I better figure out how this is going to … Continue reading
Before Class: A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how my students found it difficult to collaborate to develop a single consensus definition of globalization. This week we’ve been trying a second time to develop a class consensus, this … Continue reading
I had an amazing experience yesterday, a â€œconsultationâ€ with Gardner and his staff of IT Specialists: Jerry, Martha, Andy, Jim and Patrick. Also present was Charlotte Houtchens, one of our reference librarians. The purpose of the consultation was to think … Continue reading