A compilation of trends and findings (Noted), best practices (Solutions) and in-depth explorations (Primers) related to educational technologies. Faculty Spotlights feature Columbia instructors. Entries are written by the staff of the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.

In Conversation: Blended Learning in the Biomedical Engineering Classroom with Dr. Katherine E. Reuther

Biomedical Engineering (BME) is a field that requires the rigorous application of engineering principles and cutting-edge design concepts to the ever-changing worlds of science and medicine. Students who are enrolled in a BME program today will be expected to solve...

Tracing Jewish Books Through Time and Place

De bello Judaico by Flavius Josephus.Since the dawn of history, the written word has served to define us as a species and to provide us with a vessel to pass down insights through generations. Each individual written work—from scroll, to...

In Conversation: Curating Medieval Manuscript Exhibits in the Digital Age with Professor Susan Boynton

Medieval manuscripts, oftentimes secured tightly in library preserves, are being digitized and scholarly research—from Professor Susan Boynton's historical musicology students—is being brightly lit up with images, audio, and digital analysis at chantmanuscripts.omeka.net thanks to a Hybrid Learning Award from Columbia...

In Conversation: A Collaborative Online Exhibition for NYC Food Justice with Professor Erin Hasinoff

Museum Anthropology MA students in Dr. Erin Hasinoff’s Exhibitions: Practical Considerations (offered in Spring 2015 at Columbia) explored some of the organizations and people that share the responsibility of nourishing New York City. Through independent fieldwork, students had the...

A High-Stakes, Decision-Making Experience for Leaders in Urban Education

This month the Urban Education Leaders Collaborative (UELC) at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) launched the Education Leadership Development Experience (ELDEx). Under the leadership of Zuki Kekana, Assistant Director for...

In Conversation: Hybrid Learning for Energy Business and Economic Development with Professor Philip LaRocco

Professor Philip LaRocco is reimagining his Energy Business and Economic Development course with digitized lecture materials, collaborative assignments, and real-time feedback. With funding from Columbia University’s Office of the Provost, LaRocco teamed up with the Columbia Center for New Media...

Evaluating Columbia's Civil War and Reconstruction MOOC

Evaluation is a key component of all of the University’s online initiatives, including its venture into massive open online courses (MOOCs), a new and potentially disruptive mode of distance learning. Unlike traditional online courses, which are aimed at select audience...

The Case Method Classroom

Editors Note: In conjunction with the transition of Case Consortium @ Columbia management from the Columbia Journalism School to CCNMTL, we are publishing below an adapted version of the introduction to Our Digital Future: Boardrooms and Newsrooms. Available for purchase...

Two-Year Faculty Development Program Represents a Microcosm of CCNMTL’s Work at Columbia

Last week, CCNMTL reached two important milestones: the center completed its 15th year of operations, and the eLearning Faculty Fellowship (eLFF) concluded its two-year run. The appreciative smiles on the part of the eLFF faculty fellows reminded me how much...

In Conversation: Redesigning a Design Course with Dr. Katherine E. Reuther

Biomedical Engineering (BME) is a rapidly evolving discipline; a discipline that applies engineering principles and design concepts to the ever-changing worlds of science and medicine. Biomedical engineers must be agile and interdisciplinary, able to collaborate with professionals across myriad fields....

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