Spring 2018 Newsletter

Academic Tools to Enhance Student Engagement

Every instructor wants to see their students engaged and passionate during class. This is not always easy to do, and there are so many educational tools and websites one could use that it can be difficult to know where to start. Summer is a great time to explore teaching methods and tools that can enhance …

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5 Things to Consider When Creating Digital Content

Thinking about creating your own multimedia to provide students with new and improved content? It’s a worthy undertaking, but there are smart ways of approaching this and ways that can lead to inefficiencies and frustrations. If you’re game for the former and not keen on the the latter, take some time to think through the …

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Kaneb Summer ’18 Reading Groups

The Kaneb Center regularly purchases books on teaching and learning in higher education for small informal reading groups. This program is open to faculty, graduate student teaching assistants, and postdoctoral scholars. Every summer a set of titles is posted and individuals are invited to sign up for a specific book. The center then connects them with others …

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Moreau FYE: Transforming Learning through Analytics

The Moreau First Year Experience (FYE) program was created in 2015 to give students a smooth transition from high school to college life at Notre Dame. All incoming freshmen, placed in small groups across 115 individual sections, cover important topics that range from cultural competency and well-being to healthy relationships and academic success. Because it …

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Technologies on the Horizon: Lunch & Lightning Talks

Please join the Hesburgh Libraries Center for Digital Scholarship, Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Digital Learning, and OIT Academic Technologies from for lunch, lightning talks, and a discussion on emerging technologies likely to impact teaching, learning, and creative inquiry at Notre Dame. Registration closes by 5pm Monday, March 12th. March 15, 2018 …

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Ken Bain on Deep Learning and Creativity

Dr. Ken Bain will visit Notre Dame to speak on “Fostering Deep Learning and Creativity”. Bain will discuss research results that can help us foster deep intentions and achievement among students, while also promoting creativity. Friday, April 6, 2018 Kaneb Center for Teaching & Learning 2:00 pm Dr. Bain is a well-known expert on faculty …

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Yewno: Contextual Search and Discovery

The Hesburgh Libraries invites Notre Dame faculty and staff to pilot Yewno — a new conceptual search tool that can help expand your research inquiry or focus your research question at the beginning phases of a project. Its data visualization feature uses full text analysis, computational semantics, and machine learning to reveal complex connections between …

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