Geddes Language Center featured four faculty projects in its Spring 2017 Digital Faculty Showcase. Each faculty member displayed their recent and developing innovations in digital-based teaching practices. Flipping a Portuguese Language Class Celia Bianconi, senior lecturer in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and Adel Faudetzinova, lecturer in the College of Arts
At the DL&I’s first Digital Fluency event, Dr. Jon Landis, National Development Executive at Apple, spoke about the changing knowledge economy and what it means for teaching and learning. Notable ideas he presented included: The importance of translating the changing needs of your field into your teaching, How changes in information gathering and self-publishing are
Date: Thursday, April 20 Time: 1:30-3:00pm Location: Hillel House, 213 Bay State Road, 4th Floor (Castle Room) Dr. Laura Wirpsza, Scientific Collaboration Specialist with Labster, will demonstrate mapping virtual lab simulations in STEM academic programs. The demonstration will focus on how their application can lead to greater empowerment and retention of STEM-focused students. Looking towards
Date: Thursday, April 13 Time: 8:30am-noon Location: One Silber Way, 9th Floor, Trustee’s Ballroom This engaging and interactive talk will explore: The disruptive force of mobile technology on long-held assumptions about good teaching, engaged learning, and student assessment; Instructional best practices that reach across all disciplines and pedagogical interests; and profound possibilities of leveraging a
Open-to-all Brainstorming The Boston University Libraries Digital Scholarship Services team hosts a monthly informal gathering that brings together members of the BU community to engage in issues of open access, open data, and open education. The meetups are open to all. No special knowledge or experience is necessary to get involved, just an interest in “open.” The DiSc also want to
Teaching in a Digital Way The TwT Festival will offer a collaborative learning space for BU educators to create technology-enabled active learning environments, experiment with digital tools and platforms, explore media production capabilities and discover new pedagogical techniques. The Festival offers a combination of BU faculty showcases and hands-on workshops that embody new modes of learning,
Master Teaching Transformation Date: June 5-9, 2017 During this 5-day program, faculty will examine the importance of learning objectives, construct course level assessments, employ effective grading strategies, experiment with active learning strategies, develop discipline-specific classroom activities, interact with teaching technologies, develop a complete or near-complete syllabus, discover the science of student motivation and student learning, identify
Share Your Innovation The Center for Teaching and Learning will host the 7th Annual Educational Innovation Conference spring 2017. This annual event provides an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to share their classroom and curricular innovations – small and large – with colleagues throughout the University. Date: May 5, 2017 Details and event registration coming soon!
Starting in March, a representative from the BU Hub Implementation Task Force will co-lead three 60-minute information sessions each month to help the BU community understand the general education initiative. Each session will begin with a 15-minute informational presentation, and will allow 45-minutes for questions and discussion tailored to attendee interest. The Center for Teaching & Learning will be
BU Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Services is announcing the first Digital Scholarship Fundamentals workshop series, aimed at digital humanities and social sciences practitioners, and scholars at all levels interested in becoming one. The workshops will run every Fall and Spring semester; the precise content of those workshops might change, and they are all likely to be one hour long.