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Digital Pedagogy Trends at MLA ’17

Posted February 22, 2017

The main conceptual tension we face today when we talk about digital pedagogy is the tension between openness and safety. We are drawn towards the possibilities offered by making our work more accessible, letting our students join authentic conversations, and more richly explaining what we do to the world outside the academy. Yet at the […]

Brain-Based Design Thinking Workshop

Posted January 25, 2017

          On January 13, 2017, Edward O’Neill facilitated a workshop at Bryn Mawr College on Brain-Based Design Thinking.  Based in cognitive psychology and behavioral economics, O’Neill uses the physiology of the brain and human behavior to explain why creative problem solving can be difficult and offers an approach that combines listening, […]

HoloLens Applications: Telling Indigenous Stories with Virtual Reality

Posted November 30, 2016

Over the past few months, the ETS team has been brainstorming educational applications of virtual and mixed reality devices like the HoloLens. We’ve been collecting great ideas from participants in our workshops – everything from visualizations of cell biology to exploring a Roman marketplace to using virtual reality to see internal structures of a building […]

ePortfolios: The Good, the Bad, and What We’re Reading About It

Posted October 19, 2016

Imagine this. During college, instead of writing short essay responses on Moodle, you write them on your personal blog. You get in a heated debate with four of your classmates and two advocates as a nearby non-profit about local environmental issues. Instead of a final paper, you build a digital map on urban food deserts, […]