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Supporting Google Maps to Chronicle Creative Communications about Climate

July 7, 2017

Does green suit your city? Beth Osnes and Tara Riedl hopes it does! In Spring 2017, Student Fellow Tara Riedl worked with Dr. Beth Osnes (Assistant Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Theatre and Dance) to support a participatory project for her course, called “Green Suits Your City.” Students dress... Read more »

Student Fellow Partners with Dr. Myron Gutmann to Introduce Wordpress into the Classroom

July 7, 2017

Dr. Myron Gutmann is a professor in the History Department and director of CU’s Institute of Behavioral Science. He describes himself as an interdisciplinary historian, with interests in the history of Europe and the United States, ranging in areas of the environment, economics, and demography. Dr. Gutmann requested assistance from... Read more »

ASSETT asks Atreyee Bhattacharya about her course design

April 24, 2017

In spring 2016, Atreyee Bhattacharya (Instructor, Environmental Sciences) approached ASSETT for help in designing her Drought, Climate, and Conflict course. For this capstone course, she “wanted students to have a very interactive experience [and] be engaged with the content far more than passively listening.” Over the next few months, she... Read more »
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Congratulations, Giorgio Corda!

April 24, 2017

Each year ASSETT recognizes a faculty member with exceptional teaching qualities with an Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award. This year’s award winner, Giorgio Corda, was nominated by his peers for excelling in classroom instruction with technology. ASSETT recognized Giorgio, an Instructor in French and Italian, as this year’s winner... Read more »

Study strategies for before, during, and after class

April 24, 2017

From the Faculty Focus Blog With just a couple of weeks left in the semester, students are walking around campus zombie-like from sleep deprivation and the stresses of taking their final exams. To help students break the cycle of ineffective studying methods, Angela Zanardelli Sickler, coordinator of the study skills... Read more »
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Letters from the Advisor - April 2017

April 19, 2017

Dear Arts & Sciences Faculty, A lot has happened over the last month or so at ASSETT. I want to touch on a couple of things: digital learning and thinking, an emergent social network stemming from the Faculty Fellows program, and upcoming events for the summer. Dr. John Sloop from... Read more »
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Tips & Tricks - March 2017 - Succeeding in a Flipped Classroom

March 21, 2017

Flipped classrooms are a relatively new concept and many students have not experienced being in one. Professors use flipped classrooms because research shows that an active learning environment facilitates better learning. Flipped classrooms typically require students to watch lectures online and complete readings and quizzes before the class. The lecture... Read more »
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Tech of the Month - March 2017 - G Suite

March 20, 2017

G Suite Aside from the name change from Google Apps to G Suite, you may have noticed other updates to these tools. While it’s hard to stay up to date with these changes, here are a few new features you may find beneficial. Assign Action Items in Google Doc, Sheets,... Read more »
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Teaching Technology Assistance Program Spotlight

March 20, 2017

What happens when you combine the knowledge of a content expert, pedagogical expert, and a technologist? Innovation. This spotlight highlights the partnership between Dr. Vilja Hulden , Teaching and Learning Consultant Tara Gilboa, and Student Fellow Austin Chau . Vilja approached ASSETT with a request for pedagogical and technical support... Read more »
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Tech of the Month - February 2017 - The Kubi

Feb. 21, 2017

By Austin Chau How might students who can’t be in class still have an in-class experience? Though they are earnest to learn, some students have situations that cause them to miss class. OIT, in partnership with Athletics and Advising, is conducting a pilot that takes the typical video conferencing experience... Read more »