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On the first warmish evening of Spring, the Community Learning Colloquium Fellows, their community partners, students, and enthusiastic faculty and staff gathered in the social science center of Trinity College as part of the Community Learning Initiative’s Community Partners Appreciation Event. The event brought to a close a year of exciting work with the presentation of the student [...]
The African Development Coalition is in Uganda to implement our project building Grinding mills in Kyangwali refugee camp. We are working with COBURWAS International Youth Organization Transforming Africa (CIYOTA, http://www.coburwas.org) who will maintain the grinding mills and ensure the project is sustainable. The project will take a month to implement and it stands to benefit [...]
Dan Lloyd, Dave Tatem and I presented at NERCOMP, a conference for those interested in teaching and technology, in March 2007 about our experience using the Google Map API to get our students thinking about the Hartford community.
Rachael Barlow wrote a new blog post: What Buildings Do for a City in a State in a Country 2 days, 12 hours ago · View
I have long held a suspicion…that the built environment not only shapes what people do, but does so by shaping people’s cognitive capacities. I rely on Andy Clark, whom one might call a cognitive philosopher, to cultivate this suspicion. In his 1997 book entitled Being There: Putting Brain, Body, and World Together Again , Clark argues that people [...]
This short research project suggests that a way to elicit more carefully-completed course evaluations online is to expand in both directions the period during which students can complete those evaluations: both earlier in the semester and much later after the semester has closed. The project examines the timing of evaluations completed on RateMyProfessors. Read the memo [...]
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