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A Bite of Learning is a lunchtime speaker series sponsored by the Harvey Mudd College Office of Computing and Information Services (CIS) 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-and-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

After an almost two-year hiatus due to Covid, A Bite of Learning is back this spring for a couple of presentations via Zoom.

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

Time: 12:15–1 p.m.

Spring 2022

Spring 2020


Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Fall 2016

Spring 2016

  • Feb. 10 – Buried in the Mudd: Digging into Film and Video Archives at HMC by Michael Meyka (HMC CIS)
  • Feb. 23 – Digital Dialogues: Tools for Communicating and Collaborating Across Campus and Beyond by Elizabeth Hodas, Jeho Park, James Sadler and Elly Schofield (HMC CIS)
  • March 7 – Creative Collaborations and the Hive, or Learning to Play Well with Others by Patrick Little (HMC Engineering)
  • March 23 – More Than Just a Grade: The Pedagogy and Technology Behind Student Feedback by Elizabeth Connolly (HMC Physics), Theresa Lynn (HMC Physics), Wendy Menefee (HMC Writing Center), Peter Saeta (HMC Physics), and Hal Van Ryswyk (HMC Chemistry)
  • April 5 – Show Me the Data!: Research Data Management and Storage by Sam Kome (Honnold Library) and Jeho Park (HMC CIS)
  • April 19 – Instructional Design at Harvey Mudd by Elly Schofield (HMC CIS)

Fall 2015

  • Sep. 21 – What is DH? And What is it Doing at The Claremont Colleges? by Alex Juhasz (Pitzer College) and Ashley Sanders (Honnold Library)
  • Sep. 29 – XSEDE for Humanities Computing by Alan Craig (XSEDE)
  • Oct. 27 – Workday: Discover the Company, Technology and our Impact on Higher Education by Daniel Johnson and Mike Barrameda (Workday)
  • Nov. 30 – Keeping a Lab Notebook in Evernote, HMC Physics
  • Dec. 8 – Using 3D Printing Technology in Teaching and Research, HMC Engineering

Spring 2015

  • Feb. 4 – Using Google+ in a Photography Core Lab by Tom Donnelly and Elizabeth Connolly (HMC Physics Department)
  • Feb. 17 – Digital Badges and Credentials by Jonathan Finkelstein (Credly)
  • March 9 – CCEPS: Where Students Engage With Primary Sources by Gale Burrow and Lisa Crane (Honnold Library)
  • March 24 – The Vital Library by Kevin Mulroy (Honnold Library) CANCELLED
  • April 3 – A Pilot of Digital Badges at Harvey Mudd by Jeho Park and Elizabeth Hodas (Harvey Mudd College CIS office)
  • April 14 – Honnold Library’s New Gateway by Rebecca Lubas and Sam Kome (Honnold Library)
  • April 27 – MOOC-Making at Mudd: Updates and Best Practices by Elly Schofield (Harvey Mudd College MOOC Program Director)

Fall 2014

  • Oct. 1 – Motivating Computer Science With Google Glass by Zoab Kapoor ’17 and Jon Finnell ’16
  • Oct. 13 – Mobile iPad Lab: Connecting Virtual and Physical Resources by Danielle Brecher and Natalie Tagge (Honnold Library)
  • Oct. 31 – Simulcasting in the Shanahan Center by James Sadler (CIS)
  • Nov. 4 – Expanding Computational Research Capabilities With XSEDE by Shifrah Aron-Dine ’16, Josh Sanz ’15 and Lori Bassman (Harvey Mudd College Engineering)
  • Nov. 24 – CCEPS: Where Students Engage With Primary Sources by Gale Burrow and Lisa Crane (Honnold Library) (cancelled)
  • Dec. 10 – The Ups and Downs of Teaching With Quadcopters… by Zach Dodds (Harvey Mudd College Computer Science)

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 ’13

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

  • Sep. 19 – Scheduling Office Hours with the Google Appointment Slots Tool by Elizabeth Hodas (HMC CIS)
  • Oct. 8 – Explore Your Musical Creativity with Impro-Visor by Prof. Bob Keller (HMC CS)
  • Oct. 30 – This Digital Humanities Which Is Not One by Prof. Jacqueline Wernimont (Scripps)
  • Nov. 8 – The Art of Computer Integration in Construction by Dan Stafford (Matt Construction)
  • Nov. 19 – Experiments in Lecture Capture by James Sadler (HMC CIS)
  • Nov. 30 – Answering Student Questions with Piazza by Prof. Chris Stone (HMC CS)
  • Dec. 11 – XSEDE Campus Champion: eXtra Help for eXtreme Compute Power by Dr. Jeho Park (HMC CIS)

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 Curricula 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
  • April 06 – The TeamBoard Interactive Whiteboard by Egan TeamNoard Inc.
  • 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