Title

Blending at Brandeis — A Classic Adventure

Streaming Media

Abstract

In this proposed session, four speakers from Brandeis will swiftly but eloquently describe the collaboration supporting an innovation that emerged from a not-necessarily-predictable sector of campus: Classics. Leonard Muellner, Professor of Classical Studies at Brandeis is also the Director of Publications and Information Technology at Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies. Lenny worked with the remarkable Teaching Assistant Belisi Gillespie to flip the second semester class of Ancient Greek mid-year to ‘better contextualize the language for the students’. Belisi says she could tell Lenny was having more fun teaching, “he had the time to tell stories and really explain historical linguistics.” Lenny’s found that student achievement has been deeper. “It’s not magical,” he says, “it just makes sense.” Lenny will talk about moving from assigning out of class exercises towards making his own flavor of online materials for students and the process of sharing meaning-making from texts and context in the classroom. Eli Jacobson, Media Technology Administrator Software, (http://notes.ensemblevideo.com/collaaj-ensemble-video-taking-off-at-brandeis-university/) was instrumental in helping to select the tools that enable Professor Muellner to do his own thing. The most important factor for faculty, Eli explains, has been ‘ease of use’. Normally you make a recording -- but then what do you do with it? Frequently the hard part is distributing those materials. A system with two integrated products works together to almost seamless develop and upload to the cloud. Eli will report on the testing he’s done with an up and coming company - good external collaborators. Deb Sarlin, Digital Teaching and Learning Designer, will share some of the elements of a transferable and customizable recipe that can be put in place to personalize the blending of new online and classroom “Lab” experiences.

Session

Session 4B: Blended Learning in Ancient Greek and Modern Chinese

Location

Dalton 119

Event Website

https://blogs.brandeis.edu/teaching/

Start Date

5-20-2015 4:45 PM

End Date

5-20-2015 6:00 PM

 
May 20th, 4:45 PM May 20th, 6:00 PM

Blending at Brandeis — A Classic Adventure

Dalton 119

In this proposed session, four speakers from Brandeis will swiftly but eloquently describe the collaboration supporting an innovation that emerged from a not-necessarily-predictable sector of campus: Classics. Leonard Muellner, Professor of Classical Studies at Brandeis is also the Director of Publications and Information Technology at Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies. Lenny worked with the remarkable Teaching Assistant Belisi Gillespie to flip the second semester class of Ancient Greek mid-year to ‘better contextualize the language for the students’. Belisi says she could tell Lenny was having more fun teaching, “he had the time to tell stories and really explain historical linguistics.” Lenny’s found that student achievement has been deeper. “It’s not magical,” he says, “it just makes sense.” Lenny will talk about moving from assigning out of class exercises towards making his own flavor of online materials for students and the process of sharing meaning-making from texts and context in the classroom. Eli Jacobson, Media Technology Administrator Software, (http://notes.ensemblevideo.com/collaaj-ensemble-video-taking-off-at-brandeis-university/) was instrumental in helping to select the tools that enable Professor Muellner to do his own thing. The most important factor for faculty, Eli explains, has been ‘ease of use’. Normally you make a recording -- but then what do you do with it? Frequently the hard part is distributing those materials. A system with two integrated products works together to almost seamless develop and upload to the cloud. Eli will report on the testing he’s done with an up and coming company - good external collaborators. Deb Sarlin, Digital Teaching and Learning Designer, will share some of the elements of a transferable and customizable recipe that can be put in place to personalize the blending of new online and classroom “Lab” experiences.

http://repository.brynmawr.edu/blended_learning/2015/2015/23