Spring 2018 Newsletter

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, March 15, 12 – 2PM

Corbett Family Hall E108/102 (Academic Commons Area, Door 4, across from Joyce Gate 11) Please join the Hesburgh Libraries Center for Digital Scholarship, Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Digital Learning, and OIT Academic Technologies from 12 -2PM on March 15 for a lunch and lightning talk event to discuss emerging technologies likely …

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Ken Bain on Deep Learning and Creativity

On Friday April 6 at 2:00 PM 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. Dr. Bain is a well-known expert on faculty development and author of What …

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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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ND Summer Online

In collaboration with Summer Sessions (administered by the Registrar’s Office), the Office of Digital Learning supports a catalogue of online summer courses in order to provide students with options to make up a deficit or get ahead, replace an external transfer course, discover new areas of curiosity or create flexibility during the year– all while …

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Gamifying Poverty Studies

In recent years, gamification has emerged as a popular pedagogical approach. Hesburgh Library’s Emerging Technologies Librarian, Dr. Randy Harrison, recently worked with faculty from Notre Dame and St. Mary’s, to create The Landlord Game, a free educational board game designed to help faculty gamify the economic dimensions of social justice for their students. To develop …

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