Art and science collide in ‘Microbial Worlds’
BY JOSH HARTMAN · FEBRUARY 12, 2017
“Microbial Worlds,” an art exhibit with a scientific twist, sought to teach visitors about microbiology.
“Nix fadstälnaw r”idi chyai” means “Let’s explore somewhere new” in Fosk, a language constructed by students in a linguistics course at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Engaging students by checking their understanding often and quickly is a good teaching strategy for helping students retain their understanding to long-term memory. Quizzing students regularly in class can also mean more time grading, but accounting instructor Ruth Prato uses an app called ZipGrade to scan and evaluate student quizzes efficiently. Students love the quick results and Ruth loves the ease of grading
Dr. Nicole Cundiff and Janene McMahan travelled to the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference 2015 in La Verne, California. The session, Building Collaborative Community Development Tools, was met with interest with one faculty member wanting Nicole to consider another target audience, non-profits and the boards of nonprofit organizations, for this app. The session description was: A collaborative application […]
Dr. Sarah Hayes is planning CHEM 194, Introduction to Environmental Chemistry of the Arctic, for the Fall 2015 semester. The course will have both face-to-face and distance components, inviting all students to draw, submit and analyze water samples from across Alaska. Dr. Hayes is working with Dr. Jennifer Guerard and fellow CITE Fellow Dr. Chris […]
In early March, the UAF Linguistics Program and CITE Fellows hosted Dr. Chris Holden from the University of New Mexico. Chris provided training on an Augmented Reality (AR) game platform and consultation on game development strategy for a CITE Fellow project led by Dr. Sabine Siekmann. This project brings together faculty (Dr. Duff Johnson) and […]
CITE fellow Sean McGee has been refining his ideas of running a simulated crisis event with his students as participants. The plan is to have the event run for period of time midway through the Fall 2015 academic semester. Sean is considering the logistics of running and organizing such an event, and how it would […]
by Christopher Iceman So when I was initially informed of my CITE fellowship I had some safe ideas and some wild ones as well. I was happy to find that the folks at eCampus like living a bit on the edge and encouraged me to go for the far fetched (and fun) plan. The motivation for my project […]
Joanne Healy, while pursuing her CITE project goals, wrote two grant submissions in the last two months. She notes, “It’s important for new teachers to shift their pedagogy to a more collaborative approach based on continuous improvement of learning with 21st-century mobile devices.” Her proposal work parallels and supports recent SOE initiatives. While Joanne hopes […]
2014 CITE Fellow Dr. Sarah Stanley shares this reflection of her CITE project: Learning is like the jet stream of an airplane–it vanishes! But, as a teacher, I want to capture that jet stream–I want to study and learn from my student’s learning. So, in Fall 2014, I will be, again, working with eye tracking […]