Welcome back to another semester! Now, where were we? Ah yes, I think it was something about Topic Modelling, Text Wrangling, 3D Printing, or EDrawing? To help jog your memory (and ours) we’ve just uploaded all 18 of the Lightning Round presentations from this past spring. Have a look at the playlist below and get amped to keep the discussion moving at the upcoming Engaging Students Through Technology Symposium, taking place this year on Friday, October 30th!
Hard to believe it’s been 4 years! To celebrate, we’ve made an infographic detailing our blog’s meteoric rise in popularity and highlighting some blog statistics we found interesting. For instance, we were delighted to learn that our most popular posts are increasingly about undergrad projects. We built this graphic using Adobe Illustrator, and styled it after a modern variant of the Penn colors and modal user interface schemes.
Last semester, Video Contest 2014: Make a Point was conquered by WE, an existential animated short as thoughtful as it is charming. This summer, I got to sit down with the film’s creator Cissy Tan to discuss her theory, her method, and her aspirations as an animator and director.
Now that the dust has settled on another academic year and we begin preparations for fall, it’s useful to look back and reflect on what we’ve learned. This past November, students gathered for a panel discussion at the Engaging Students Through Technology Symposium facilitated by Urban Studies faculty member Andrew Lamas Together, they explored which new media teaching strategies work best, how to build a better classroom, the ways in which education might evolve, and much more.
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