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Active Learning Through Multimedia Translation
March 2013

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Daniel Stanford from Faculty Instructional Technology Services (FITS) shows how Pascale-Anne Brault and Gary Cestaro, professors in the Department of Modern Languages, promote active learning by having students work in pairs to translate multimedia online.

Videography: Alan Schulte
Produced by Daniel Stanford
Music: “Hymn” by Greg Williams, courtesy of Magnatune.com, Creative Commons Licensed

 
Teaching Difficult Courses: Statistics
March 2011

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Mary Frances De Rose, a faculty member in the School of Public Service, describes her experiences teaching statistics, a course that many students find particularly difficult. As part of her discussion, Mary Frances offers strategies that she has used to structure her classes and ensure that she's reaching all of her students, which will be of interest to faculty in other disciplines as well.

Featured Faculty Member: Mary Frances De Rose of the School of Public Service.

Videography/Animation: Heather Banas
Produced by Todd Diemer/Zac Brenner
Music: “My happy little bass” by Fireproof_Babies, courtesy of dig.ccmixter. Creative Commons Licensed.

 
Social Media and the Classroom
October 2010

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DePaul University faculty members Kahlil Marrar and Eric Landahl discuss the possibilities of using social media for communicating with students in a medium with which they are already familiar.

Featured faculty members: Kahlil Marrar of the Department of Political Science and Eric Landahl of the Department of Physics.

Featured students: Kreneé Alisha, Kaitlyn Griggs, Sean Parris, Kelsey Peterson, and Kelly Sloan

Special thanks to Natalie Turner-Jones of The Theatre School.

Videographer: Heather Banas
Producers: Todd Diemer and Heather Banas
Music: “Terminate the Funk” by Dub Terminator, courtesy of Jamendo.com, Creative Commons License.

 
From Lab to Discussion
March 2010

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John Mazzeo from the Anthropology Department teaches Antropology 320. In this class the students experience many labs, one of which is observing primate activities at Lincoln Park Zoo. The students use these labs to fuel meaningful class discussions kept in line by a discussion contract formed between John and them.

Featured faculty member: John Mazzeo of the Department of Anthropology.

Videographer/editor: Heather Banas
Producer: Todd Diemer
Music: “Hymn”, by Greg Williams; provided by Magnatune.com, Creative Commons License.

 
Teaching Without a Net: Effective Use of Discussions
December 2009

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Discussion based classes help engage students and encourages collaborative learning. However, deciding to let go of some control of a class may feel like taking a blind leap into the unknown. Anthropology Department Chair Jane Baxter talks about tips and strategies for overcoming this fear, shedding light on one path towards productive classroom discussions.

Featured faculty member: Jane Baxter of the Department of Anthropology.

Videographer/editor: Heather Banas
Producer: Todd Diemer
Music: “Tether”, by Justin Bianco; provided by Magnatune.com, Creative Commons License.

 
Teaching Difficult Concepts: Cell Division
November 2009


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Every course or field of study has basic core concepts students have difficulty grasping. Using the biological concept of cell division as a sample “difficult concept,” Dr. Stan Cohn demonstrates how casting students as parts of a cell and reenacting cell division, has successfully improved his students understanding.

Videographer/editor: Heather Banas
Producer: Jean Bryan and Todd Diemer
Music: Up and Down, by Glen Bledsoe, provided by: Magnatune.com, Creative Commons License.
Images: FluorescentCells.jpg provided by the Wikimedia Commons, uploaded by user Jan R..
Yellowed cell division footage taken from: Thread of Life, provided by http://www.archive.org.

 
Teaching Resources: The DePaul University Art Museum
February 2009


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The DePaul Museum allows students to connect with art in a personal manner that is hard to achieve with video projectors or print reproductions. Faculty from numerous DePaul colleges and schools have developed innovative strategies to use the art museum as a resources in teaching. This video touches on visual learning across the curriculum, suggestions for learning activities, and comments on student reactions.

Videographer/editor: Heather Banas
Producer: Jean Bryan
Videographer/editor: Heather Banas
Producer: Jean Bryan
Music: "Union" by Reza Manzoori, courtesy of Magnatune.com, Creative Commons License.

 
Plagiarism as a Learning Tool
April 2008


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Why do students plagiarize and what strategies do faculty adopt to address this issue? Three DePaul instructors provide first hand experience and practical tips on avoiding plagiarism and also on how to use plagiarism to engage students in discussions of academic tradition and life-long learning.

Featuring: Mark Pohlad, History of Art and Architecture and First Year Programs; Darsie Bowden, Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse; Adam Steele, Computing and Digital Media.

Videographer/editor: Heather Banas
Producer: Jean Bryan
Featured Student: Drew Pientka

"Suite IV in Mi Bemolle Maggiore - Prelude" by Bach, Performed by Vito Paternoster, courtesy of Magnatune.com, Creative Commons License.

 
Academic Integrity
March/April 2008

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In order to deter cheating and promote academic integrity, DePaul faculty proactively take measures to respect their students while taking their work very seriously.

Featuring: Leah Bryant, Communication and Academic Integrity Board; James Moore, Commerce; John Dean, Biological Sciences; and Kay Yoon, Communication

Videographer and editor: Heather Banas
Producer: H. Jean Bryan
Music: Prelude No. 7 in A Minor, Performed by Jan Hanford provided by Magnatune.com, Creative Commons License.

 
Clickers in the Classroom
January/February 2008


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DePaul faculty use personal response systems - aka "clickers" - to engage students in large classes, elicit anonymous feedback on sensitive issues, and monitor student attendance.

Featuring: Midge Wilson, Psychology; Nithya Rajan, Chemistry; and Beth Murphy, Accounting and MIS.

Videographer and editor: Heather Banas
Producer: H. Jean Bryan

"BeatKnick" written/performed by Glen Bledsoe. Music provided by Magnatune.com, Creative Commons License.

 

Have an idea or topic you would like to see covered? Send a suggestion for future DePaul-related video topics to: dtc@depaul.edu.