Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

I’ll be spreading the Learning Management System love at Pratt in early November

Posted 10 Oct 2016 / 0

I am excited to have been asked to guide an informal exploration of some of the potential behind Moodle, the platform for Pratt’s Learning Management System (LMS). I will be sharing some of the ways that I tackle teaching challenges using the LMS and will then will allow participants at this lunch to play “stump the chump” Read More

A Major Post, Educational Technology, Learning Management Systems, Pratt Institute, Teaching

W.W. Norton’s new InQuizitive partner to the Bergstrom and Dugatkin Evolution textbook

Posted 15 Oct 2015 / 0

W.W. Norton Company, the publisher of Carl Bergstrom and Lee Alan Dugatkin’s Evolution textbook, have released a demo version of a new learning tool called InQuizitive. This activity leads students through a series of questions designed to test their understanding of phylogenies as well as the rather bizarre and counter-intuitive jargon of phylogenetics. I played Read More

A Minor Post, Educational Software and Apps, Educational Technology, Evolution Education, Teaching Tools

A modest presentation on Open Information Environments

Posted 13 Aug 2014 / 0

Today I gave a brief presentation entitled “Information: Legalize It?” to some colleagues at Pratt Institute. As part of the day’s educational technology “gathering” taking place in the Faculty Technology Studios, I spoke about how I have instituted what I call the “Open Information Environment” in all of my courses. Check out my longer post Read More

A Major Post, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Pratt Institute