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Yale presentations at ACTFL 2016


The time has come for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2016 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, and Yale’s language teaching and research community is well represented. Below are relevant titles and abstracts copied from…

Yale Hindi Debate 4/15/16


Last night was the annual Yale Hindi Debate, bringing together participants from near and far to debate this year’s motion, “Our Generation is Too Coddled.” The event took place in Luce Hall, and we were able to capture and share…


“Online Education: The Year Ahead”

I just came across a useful article by William Fenton in PC Mag, reflecting on future trends in online education in light of happenings at the recent Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning-organized Learning With MOOCs II conference: “Online Education: The Year Ahead

While the article has helpful summaries of topics and trends (as well as several useful links), I found his observation at the end, about the absence of adjunct faculty in conference discussions, to be particularly interesting/concerning, especially considering the trends toward the down-scaling, diffusion, and continuing hybridization of online/offline learning technologies and practices that he points out.

Arabic Script Calligraphy Workshop

Calligrapher Elinor Holand accepted my invitation to give a workshop on Arabic script calligraphy. We, our summer students of Beginner Arabic I as well as our guests from the Yale community learned a lot, experienced a lot and of course appreciated the…


Yale Languages at Bulldog Days

On Tuesday, April 21, Angie Gleason, Minjin Hashbat, and Dave Malinowski of the CLS joined dozens and dozens of Yale faculty and staff welcoming hundreds of prospective freshmen and their parents to information tables in Payne Whitney Gym, part of the university’s annual Bulldog Days. Present also were many of the dedicated language faculty at Yale, spreading the word about all the languages that can be learned at Yale.

Following are a few views from the day…








iPad Class Set – Call for Proposals Summer 2015


The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), in partnership with the Bass Library and ITS, is offering two sets of 20 iPad Airs (32GB, WI-Fi-only) and two sets of 20 iPad Minis (16GB, WI-Fi-only) for instructional use during both 2015 summer sessions. Yale faculty members interested in using the iPads for either of the summer sessions are asked to submit a proposal by Friday, March 20, 2015, describing how they and their students will use the iPads in support of a Yale course. Preference will be given to proposals that involve innovative applications of this technology to achieve course learning goals.

Proposals can be submitted using the online form found on the Mobile@Yale site.  More information and examples of instructional uses of iPads from past recipients can also be found on the Mobile@Yale site.

The selected applicants will be provided with pedagogical and technical support to assist with the development and implementation of the proposed activities. Purchasing assistance will also be provided for proposals requiring specialized iPad applications.

The iPad set recipients will be expected to participate in evaluating the iPad-supported activities and sharing the experience through a public talk, a blog post on the Mobile@Yale site, and/or other appropriate outlets.