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Paul Imbertson

Redesigning the Classroom for Active Learning

As many are finding out, it can be hard to maintain students’ attention, and attendance. A recent report by Diane Peters for University Affairs finds that new classroom designs are helping foster inter-student collaboration and student-centric learning, which has proved to substantially improve attendance and participation. More and more professors are reworking class structures to focus on […]

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App of the Week | Custom Google Maps

In our never-ending quest to find cool new ways to display information, we present to you Google’s own custom map maker. While a timeline can be a great way to establish a chronology or linear narrative of information, a map can display content spatially in both linear and non-linear fashion. Let’s say you’re doing a project […]

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Story Spheres – Virtual Reality & The Humanities

Over the past few years, Virtual Reality has been slowly seeping into the mainstream and finding its footing as a versitile medium. The applications have been far reaching, from medical research to journalism. But a large problem still remains: accessibility––not just in the adoption (at an $800 price tag for high end equipment) but in the […]

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Take Charge of Technology for a Successful Semester

Information Technology, Student Success, Libraries and Archives, Distributed and Global Education, Registrar’s Office, and Human Resources and Finance are jointly offering a faculty session, “Take Charge of Technology for a Successful Semester”. This session will provide you with the opportunity to ask questions about technology tools, systems, and services used for teaching and learning at […]

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Online Teaching & Education- Faculty Discussions

Coming up this fall semester, full-time and part-time New School faculty are invited to discussions presented by Ilan Jacobsohn on the current state of online teaching, as well as presentations on faculty experiences in virtual teaching environments. October 17th: An Overview with Examples of Effective Online Teaching We have all experienced the traditional classroom in one way or […]

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The National Archives is on GIPHY

Did you hear? Historians across the nation stopped everything they were doing on the morning of September 22 2016 when  the American Historical Association announced that the National Archives and Records Administration had joined GIPHY.  “I am posting too much today,” a colleague from the Midwest wrote on Facebook, attaching a .gif of the original […]

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Race and Queerness:’s Latest Update

This post was jointly written by Kevin Ewing and Sabine Decatur. This summer we started an exciting project to document and make accessible chronologies of queer history. With funding from the Arcus Foundation, we established a series of interactive LGBTQ timelines that will be housed on The goal was to create an extensive yet […]

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Digital Fellow Chris Howard-Woods leading a workshop at Brotherhood/Sister Sol

Blogging with the Brotherhood/Sister Sol

It has been my pleasure to spend the past month working with the mentors and students of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol in Harlem. For six weeks, I’ve walked each Wednesday morning through the colorful, hand-painted door at the Brownstone on 143rd street to help high schoolers learn some blogging best practices in one of the organization’s […]

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What We Wish You Knew: Professors and Students Spill the Beans

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you have some connection to academia, as a professor, student, or administrator. When you look back on your years teaching or learning, if you are like most people, you will have some complaints. There were probably some things that you took issue with, some things you wish your […]

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Event | Making Technology Work For You

Stuck on a programming problem? Not sure about the best way to structure a data set? Maybe you’re trying to learn more command-line skills. Or perhaps you just want to know more about how digital media companies work. Any and all tech queries are fair game. Here’s the workshop for you, led by Jeff O’Connell, Executive […]

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