Cecilia Pang: Teaching with Technology to Foster Creativity in Performing and Directing

April 9, 2013

I came to TWT with a two-fold objective: a) to learn how to teach with technology for creative, embodied, human-centered subjects such as Performance and Directing and b) to devise a syllabus for an Interdisciplinary Creativity course. My idea is to incorporate technology in creative-type classes by allowing the students...

Reducing Cognitive Overload in the Anatomy Classroom

April 8, 2013

Image of Fiber Tracts from Heisler's PowerPoint slides https://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/martinos/aboutUs/index.php “A lot of students come in thinking that anatomy is all about memorization,” says CU Professor Ruth Heisler as she clicks through a series of animated slides that illustrate the structure of the brain with gradually increasing detail. “But it doesn’t...

Mystery and Intrigue at the CU Digital Library

March 31, 2013

"It was tucked into the last page of the second to the last diary," says Patrick Mulcrone, CU's newly hired Digital Imaging Technologist. For weeks, he and his student employees had been painstakingly scanning and digitizing hundreds of diary entries written by the American general William Carey Brown, dating back...

A Sun the Size of a Teacup

March 19, 2013

A college dormitory might not be the first place you would expect to find a large-scale model of the solar system, but inside CU's Andrews Residential Hall, planets orbit slowly around a bright orange sun. Built by Engineering Honors students during the 2011 – 2012 academic year, "The Grand Orrery"...

Nancy Hightower’s Indicators for Success

March 8, 2013

Just as a recap: I am teaching my visual art students how to use digital storytelling in order to 1) learn how to use narrative as a form of persuasion 2) how language is not “fixed” but always interacting with other media—sound and visuals 3) to have them discover a...

How Not to Become a Dinosaur

March 4, 2013

Ever since the first symbols were scratched into Sumerian clay, writing has been a coveted skill. Until recently, this meant teaching students how to produce coherent handwritten essays for an audience that was hungry for information and patient enough to read a lengthy article in order to acquire it. Of...

Technological Music

Feb. 19, 2013

photo of Nathan Wheeler/ Photo by Marty Caivano At first, it is dark. Then, once my eyes begin to adjust, I notice the movement of tiny lights across the walls and ceiling. Disoriented, I make my way toward a dark enclosure in the center of the room and realize that...

The Digital News Test Kitchen

Feb. 4, 2013

When I was eight years old and testing out career options, I would often stage interviews with imaginary subjects. My tools were simple: a pen, a notebook, and a Fisher-Price camera. Of course, as we all know, the tools of the modern journalist are quite different, and newspapers around the...

Ed Rivers Teaches Podcasting

Jan. 21, 2013

Learn more about the art of podcasting in this podcast that Ed Rivers created.

Using Skype to Talk to the Person Next to You

Jan. 21, 2013

It wasn’t necessarily the poem that made them nervous, but the question that followed: "Can any of you relate to the narrator?" asked instructor Jenna Montazeri after they had finished reading "This is Just to Say" by William Carlos Williams: "Have you ever done something wrong and displayed false remorse?"...