Class in U.S. Law benefits from integration of pictures with text

Nov. 2, 2010

Learning becomes fun and comprehensible with the integration of pictures and photos with texts. Pictures help provide tangible aspect to learning which texts alone cannot provide. Anne W. Costain, Director of Women and Gender Studies and professor at CU Boulder, is also fully aware of the importance of pictures in... Read more »

A Workshop Created to Empower Women's Voices

Sept. 10, 2010

Inuit Throat singing from parts of North America, particularly Alaska and Greenland, is not only fascinating, but a culture that empowers women by giving them voice to speak. A similar concept is also applied in the workshop created by Beth Osnes, a faculty member of the Dance and Theatre at... Read more »

French Again!: Review French at your own pace

Sept. 8, 2010

Learning French can require a lot of time and effort. For many students, proceeding to a higher level requires build on the knowledge that they have already acquired. Juliette Bourdier, a doctoral candidate at CU Boulder and Carmen Grace, a faculty member of French and Italian Department at CU, hope... Read more »

Announcing Spring 2010 ASSETT Development Awards

May 12, 2010

Congratulations to the members of A&S Departments and Programs who recently received ASSETT Development Awards to support their use of technology in teaching and learning. Look here over the coming semester to learn more about each of these proposals! Anne Costain, Professor, Political Science & Women and Gender Studies, “Bringing... Read more »

Digital notation for music appreciation

April 13, 2010

The programming software that professor Daniel Jones used for his honor’s music courses was a little outdated—the program was stored on floppy disks. With his students in mind, he decided to change his music notation software to Sibelius. Now, his students will benefit from a music tool with 21 st... Read more »

Video Conferencing Connects Students from CU, Ireland and Australia

April 12, 2010

Students from Ireland and Australia can now interact in a classroom with students from CU Boulder . What is so intriguing about this you ask? It is the fact that these students are living in different spheres of the world while still interacting “face to face” with one another in... Read more »

Suite of Tools Transforms Intercultural Communication Class

April 8, 2010

How likely are you to hear “Alright students, take out your cell phones, we are going to mClk now!”? Chances are unlikely in most college classrooms. But, in Dr. Melinda Cain’s IAFS 4500 Intercultural Communication class, this is a common request. In her classes, Dr. Cain hopes to provide foundations... Read more »

A Microscopic Problem With a Technological Solution

April 6, 2010

One step into the biology classroom of senior EBIO instructor Stephanie Mayer and you will find posters of magnified cells and plants lining the white walls. Taken by students with digital cameras attached to microscopes, Mayer says the process of capturing an image with only a small LCD instructor as... Read more »

AMESS: A Custom Course Management Software in Applied Mathematics

March 31, 2010

Classes like Calculus 3 and Differential Equations at CU Boulder have about 350 to 400 students each semester. Dr. Anne Dougherty, an Associate Chair and senior instructor in the Applied Mathematics Department, has experienced firsthand the challenges of managing students’ assignments in large classes. To solve this problem, she has... Read more »

Using Audacity for Teaching Advanced Chinese

March 30, 2010

Learning a new language is no easy task. And Jin Chen, an instructor in the Department of Asian Languages, is more than familiar with what it takes. First and foremost, talking in a language class is really important. Learning to speak Chinese requires certain logic in order to demonstrate coherence... Read more »