Valerie LaPointe, UMW student, interviews Jim Groom about the recent Times Higher Education article about how unique UMW Blogs is in the higher education world. However, the episode quickly becomes a showcase for how Valerie’s remarkable insights and articulation of what UMW Blogs means for UMW students. Which leaves me with the question—who is interviewing who?
In this episode of DTLT Today, Jim Groom sits down with UMW English professor James Harding to talk about the Freshman Seminar he teaches titled “Stages and Contexts of 9/11: Dramatic Literature and Contemporary History.” Given the 10 year anniversary of this historic event, professor Harding discusses the attempts to define terrorism after 9/11, the ways in which artists have attempted to deal with this event, as well as considering the contexts of terrorism in a globalized world.
Shelley Rodrigo is a professor of rhetoric and media studies at Mesa Community College in Arizona but is currently spending a year at Old Dominion University right here in Virginia. In this episode Jim talks to Shelley about her work at Arizona, ODU, and the Cyber Salon.
Today we take the opportunity to talk to Brian Lukoff, CEO and Co-founder of Learning Catalytics, about an interesting piece of web-based software for polling and grouping students in a classroom based on responses. If you’re interested in how to go beyond simple classroom polling to querying your students for real information and gathering analytics about who’s understanding the concepts, you’ll want to hear what Brian has to say.