Fall 2017 Newsletter

Case Study — Professor Daniel Hobbins’ Chartres Cathedral Project

Spring, 2017, Professor Dan Hobbins submitted a proposal for support to the Office of Digital Learning (ODL) under the Digital Learning Initiatives RFP process. The project focused on his “Western Civilization: Antiquity to 1500” course, a demanding course in which students create presentations which cover entire civilizations in a single lecture. To help students with …

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Teaching Well Using Technology Certificate

The Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning is offering four digital badges which when completed earn the student a “Teaching Well Using Technology” certificate. Earn an orientation badge to start working on this self-paced certificate. Create digital artifacts and build an electronic portfolio as you learn how to combine technology with sound pedagogy in ways that enhance learning. The program is …

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“What Comes After Sakai? The Next Generation of Digital Learning” – Public Lecture

A presentation and discussion with Malcolm Brown Director of the Educause Learning Initiative 132 Corbett Hall Thursday November 30 3:30- 4:45PM Let’s look to the future! What’s ahead for digital learning environments? Are Learning Management Systems like Blackboard, Canvas and Sakai obsolete? This provocative keynote presentation by Malcolm Brown, Director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative …

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Enhancing Sakai with LTI

Professor Holly Goodson had been teaching large sections of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame for several years. She’d struggled with communicating with so large a number of students. “One of the most challenging aspects of teaching a large class is figuring out how to make personal connections with the students,” says Goodson. She found …

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Digital Learning Initiatives Grants

Request for Proposals — Overview Have an idea for a digital learning project? The Office of the Provost is accepting proposals from faculty seeking to enhance learning, at Notre Dame and in the broader world, through digital means. Many types of projects are eligible for support. For this round of awards and grants, priority areas …

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