Faculty Spotlight

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...

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...

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...

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....

Perry Mehrling on MOOCs and Blended Learning

Professor Perry Mehrling has been teaching at Barnard for more than 25 years. A core part of his offering for the last 15 years has been his popular lecture class on the Economics of Money and Banking. With the support...

Putting it All Together: Medical School Course Integrates Pedagogical Techniques

Professors Rachel Gordon and Stephen Canfield worked with educational technologists at CCNMTL to adopt a number of new pedagogical approaches for their Body, Health, and Disease course.

Building a Better Gross Anatomy Dissector with iBooks

Three years ago, medical students from Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons approached Gross Anatomy Course Director Professor Paulette Bernd, Ph.D. with an ambitious idea: to create a new dissector for the course. The group ended up creating an innovative ebook from scratch using Apple's iBooks Author.

Tweeting in the Real-World Spanish Class

Reyes Llopis-Garcia is a lecturer in language and the Co-Director of the Spanish Language Program at Columbia University. She has used Twitter with her foreign language students to provide real-world analysis, exposure, and reflection of Spanish. This Faculty Spotlight is...

Flipping the Biochemistry Classroom: Making Room for Real-World Problem Solving

Columbia University Professor Brent Stockwell came to the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) in the summer of 2013, wanting to talk about his biochemistry course, and what could be done to improve it. His undergraduate course,...