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“A Bite of Learning” is a lunchtime speaker series sponsored by the Harvey Mudd College Computing and Information Services Department in collaboration with the Library of The Claremont Colleges. The series’ purpose is to foster innovation in the use of technology in teaching and learning. Presentations are informal with plenty of time for discussion and Q&A.

All faculty, staff and students of The Claremont Colleges are invited. Bring your lunch and liven up your meals with “A Bite of Learning.”

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Current Schedule

Location: Aviation Room in Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons at Harvey Mudd College (campus map)

Time: 12:15–1 p.m.

 Spring 2014

  • Feb. 10 – So Whatever Happened at Honnold? by Sam Kome (Claremont Library)
  • Feb. 26 – Ready, Sign up, and Compute on DiaGrid! by Carol Song (Purdue University)
  • March 11 – The HMC Faculty Web Portal by Gerald Reyes (HMC)
  • April 15 – Exploring Google Glass by Char Booth and Danielle Brecher (Claremont Library)
  • April 23 – Constructing and Deconstructing MOOCs by Elly Shofield (HMC ’13)

Archives

Fall 2013

  • Oct. 1 – Robotics: Motivation for Learning by Chris Clark (HMC)
  • Oct. 18 – iRubric: Applications for Baseline Assessment in Writing by Steve Casper and Lindsay Janssen (KGI)
  • Nov. 13 – Open Access Online Journal Publishing and Scholarship at the Claremont Colleges: More access, more eyes by Allegra Swift(Claremont Colleges Library)
  • Nov. 19 - Going paperless for course evaluations: our experience piloting CoursEval by Joanne Zhang and Barbara Junisbai (Pitzer)
  • Dec. 6 – Research with Style! XSEDE Supercomputers and Campus Champions by Katherine Van Heuvelen, Kevin Heath, Jeho Park (HMC)

Spring 2013

  • Feb. 5 – Student Perceptions of Technology and the Library: Results of the 2012 Student Library Survey by Sara Lowe (Honnold/Mudd Library)
  • Feb. 18 – Supercomputing in Plain English by Dr. Henry Neeman (Director of the OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research, University of Oklahoma)
  • March 7 – Five Years of Using Google Apps for Education at Macalester College by Josh Allen (Academic Information Associate for Sciences), Brad Belbas (Academic Information Associate for Social Sciences), Fritz Vandover (Academic Information Associate for Humanities, Macalester College)
  • March 26 – Going Public: Using New Media to Share Research Results with Non-Specialists by Prof. Paul Steinberg (HMC, HSA)
  • April 12 - MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses by Dr. Jane Manning (Manager of Online Course Production and Platforms, Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning, Stanford University)
  • April 17 – Canvas: A New Course Management System by Prof. Ran Libeskind-Hadas (HMC, CS)
  • April 25 – Experimenting with the Flipped Classroom Model at HMC by Profs. Karl Haushalter (Chemistry), Nancy Lape (Engineering), Rachel Levy (Math), Darryl Yong (Math), and Jacqueline Dresch (Math)

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

  • Jan. 23 - Wireless PDF Projection and Annotation with Air Sketch on an iPad by Prof. David Vosburg (Chemistry, HMC)
  • Feb. 1 - Green Screen: Environmental Documentaries, Video47, and the Classroom by Char Miller (Environmental Analysis, Pomona)
  • Feb. 21 - Unintentionally Secret Technology at the Library – Little Known Things That Will Help You Use the Library by Sean Stone (Honnold/Mudd Library)
  • March 5 - Collaborating with Google Apps for Education by Calvin Tong (CIS, HMC)
  • March 19 - Classroom Walls that Talk: Using Learning Analytics to Raise Awareness of Underperforming Students by John Fritz (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
  • April 4 – What Students Really Think about Clickers: Results of Student Surveys by Elizabeth Hodas (CIS, HMC)
  • April 17 - Using Social Media to Bring Research Ideas Alive by Paul Steinberg (Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, HMC)

Fall 2011

  • Sep. 19 - Lecture Capture in the Learning Studio Classroom by Michael Meyka and James Sadler (CIS)
  • Oct. 5 – History Speaks! in Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library by Carrie Marsh (The Library)
  • Oct. 28 – Sakai Roadmap: Sakai CLE and Sakai OAE – What’s the Difference? by Elizabeth Hodas (CIS)
  • Nov. 8 – Mindomo Mapping: Visualizing Concepts and Curriculua by Char Booth (The Library)
  • Nov. 21 - Upgrade Your Studying With Learnstream by Camille Marvin ’12 and Ryan Muller ’11 (HMC)
  • Dec. 8 – Paperless Note Taking: Experience with the Livescribe Pen and Other Technologies by Greg Lyzenga ’75 (HMC)

Spring 2011

  • Feb. 8 – Sakai 3: What’s next with Sakai by Elizabeth Hodas, CIS
  • Feb. 22 – Faculty Technology Grants by  Jeff Groves, Bob Borrelli and Bill Alves
  • March 1 – Assessment with iClickers by Katherine Maloney and Eric Ditwiler
  • March 22 – Sherlock Search and other news from the Library by Sam Kome
  • April 5 – Backing Up Your Computer by Calvin Tong
  • April 7 – Desperately Seeking House Elves: Classification and Computational Folkloristics by Tim Tangherlini, UCLA
  • April 19 – Lecture Capture by Vatche Sahakian

Fall 2010 

  • Sep. 21 - Zotero and RefWorks: Two great research tools by Sam Kome, Honnold/Mudd Library
  • Oct. 11 (Monday) - Learnstream: Building a revolutionary online learning platform by Ryan Muller and Neal Pisenti, HMC ’11
  • Oct. 26 – BE Press: A new resource at the Library for electronic publishing by Allegra Gonzalez, Honnold/Mudd Library
  • Nov. 9 - Digital Archaeology and the Qumran Visualization Project by Dr. Robert Cargill, UCLA Center for Digital Humanities
  • Nov 23. - iRubric for Sakai by Ramesh Sabetiashraf, Reazon Systems, Inc.
  • Dec. 7 - YouTube at HMC by Judy Augsburger and Leigh Devereaux, College Relations, and Prof. Rachel Mayeri, HSA

Spring 2010

  • Jan. 26 - Introduction to RefWorks by Jezmine Dene, Honnold Library
  • Feb. 02 - Timeline and Sign-Up tools by Elizabeth Hodas, HMC CIS
  • Feb. 16 - Wireless Projectors by James Sadler, HMC CIS
  • Feb. 23 - Cool Tools by Jezmine Dene, Honnold Library
  • March 02 - Sakai Tips and Tricks by Elizabeth Hodas, HMC CIS and Jezmynne Dene, Honnold Library
  • March 09 - VIPEr: Using Web 2.0 tools to foster distance collaboration by Adam Johnson, HMC Physics, and Ethan Benatan, Reed College IT
  • March 23 - Improve your Googling! by Jezmynne Dene, Honnold Library
  • March 30 - The Matlab TAH license by Calvin Tong, HMC CIS Play >>
  • April 06 – The TeamBoard Interactive Whiteboard by Egan TeamNoard Inc. Play >>
  • April 13 -  Assigning Student Video Projects in Your Syllabus by Prof. Erika Dyson, HSA
  • April 20 - Using iClickers in the Classroom by Prof. David Harris, Engineering and Prof. Kerry Karukstis, Chemistry
  • April 27 – gridMathematica by Dr. Jeho Park, CIS