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.
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.
Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning
Monday, September 29 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Hance Auditorium, Chambers Building
Technology is changing higher education, but the greatest value of a physical university will remain its face-to-face (naked) interaction between faculty and students. The most important benefits to using technology occur outside of the classroom. New technology can increase student preparation and engagement between classes and create more time for the in-class dialogue that makes the campus experience worth the extra money it will always cost to deliver. Students already use online content, but need better ways to interact with material before every class. By using online quizzes and games, rethinking our assignments and course design, we can create more class time for the activities and interactions that most spark the critical thinking and change of mental models we seek.
About the Speaker
José Antonio Bowen is President of Goucher College. He taught at Stanford and Georgetown, and was Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. He has written over 100 scholarly articles and has appeared as a musician with Stan Getz, Bobby McFerrin, and others. He has written a symphony, music for Hubert Laws and Jerry Garcia, and is the author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning.
Friends with Academic Benefits: How Networks Matter During and After College
Thursday, October 16 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Hance Auditorium, Chambers Building
About the Speaker
Janice McCabe is an assistant professor of sociology at Dartmouth College. She studies education, gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality and youth from a social psychological perspective. Her current research focuses on friendship networks and identities during college and into young adulthood.