The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) is a place where experts in technology, library sciences, and education work together under one roof to support the work of the Davidson community of scholars—from first-year students to tenured professors. The center is located in the renovated E.H. Little Library with a satellite tutoring location in the South basement of Chambers.
Upcoming Events
Throughout the year the center offers events, presentations, seminars, and workshops that explore innovations in communication and technology and the ways they affect teaching and learning. From new ideas to best practices, we’re here to help you stay at the forefront.
  • Annual Teaching Showcase | May 8, 2015

    Discussion Sessions

    Select a title below to learn more about each workshop.

    Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts | 9-10am | Studio D
    Student-Faculty Scholarship and Creative Work in the Arts & Humanities | 9-10am | Open Tutoring Classroom
    Davidson Domains | Studio D | 10:15-11:45am
    Student Engagement | 10:30-11:30am | Open Tutoring Classroom
    Re-imagine (hack) this classroom | 2-3pm | Cunningham 109
    Pedagogical Postmortems | 2-3pm | Alvarez 209

    Keynote Lunch

    Audrey Watters  |  The Golden Lasso of Education Technology  | 900 Room  |  12:00-1:30pm

    We have 50 slots reserved for faculty. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.

    Audrey Watters will explore the history of education technology, particularly its roots in the early twentieth century
    when the development of teaching machines occurred alongside the rise of educational psychology. Teaching machines were designed largely as tools to measure, assess, and control, even though they promised teachers liberation from routine tasks and students greater efficiency as they moved through the curriculum. While much of the hype about education technology promises access, mobility, engagement, freedom, this history says much about education technology’s origins and its legacy. We often, as Seymour Papert once said, have “the computer program the child.” Can we rethink ed-tech—again, in Papert’s words—so that “the child programs the computer”? How can we shape education technology to foster student agency, for example, and not simply circumscribe learning tasks?[/div]

    Poster Session

    Center for Teaching and Learning  |  3:30 – 5:00pm

    Select a title below to learn more about each poster.

    Karen Bernd, Kristie Foley & Cindy Hauser | Breathe, Eat, Touch Project (BET): Engaging students in STEM through Case Method Teaching in Environmental Health
    Paul Brantley | Test Drive the Top 10 Enhancements to Moodle 2.8
    Felix Carroll & David Blauch | A Conformational Analysis Discovery Activity Using 3D Potential Energy Surface Models
    Graham Bullock | Creative Configurations
    Kristen Eshleman | Echo360 – Blended Learning Suite
    Cara Evanson & James Sponsel | Crafting Student Creators: Incorporating Tangible Projects in Information Literacy Instruction
    Laurie Heyer | An Electronic Poster Session in Studio D
    Diana Leyva | Using Digital Animation to Teach Psychology
    Brian Little & Rachel Stewart | Makerspace Test Kitchen
    Allison Dulin Salisbury | Open IDEO
    Anelise Shrout | Mellon Digital Studies
    Kevin Smith | “CREATE”ing Scientific Knowledge in Studio D
    Sophia Smith ’16 | Digital Ethnography of Davidson Students
    Diane Stirling | Classroom Renovations for Summer ‘15
    Durwin Striplin, Felix Carroll, & David Blauch | Discovering Pressure-Volume-Temperature Phase Relationships with 3D Models