FIT Fellow Showcase: Whitney King

Whitney King | Blended Learning In Spring 2015, Whitney King partnered with Michael Donihue in teaching Joules to Dollars, a course which explored the ways that economics are intertwined with energy science in evaluating renewable and non-renewable energy systems.  Using field work, project-based learning, oral and written presentations, and video tutorials in Excel, Professor King...

Spotlight: Documentary Video Site on Maine Food Production

Maple’s students worked with Academic ITS to create a WordPress site featuring ten short videos of members of the Barrels Community Market in Waterville making their products. The students filmed the videos using high definition camcorders in most cases and then edited the videos with Final Cut Pro or iMovie with support from the Language Resource Center. After the...

Spotlight: ALL CHILDREN LEFT BEHIND Project

Faculty Professor Margaret McFadden Student Gordon Fischer, ’13 “I read several books on public education in America. My entire life revolved around the movie.  I watched hours and hours of youtube videos, searching for footage and animations that might be useful.  I conducted two more interviews with professors on campus and as the days went...

Spotlight: Atlas of Maine Course Project

Environmental Studies 212: Introduction to GIS & Remote Sensing This course is a comprehensive theoretical and practical introduction to the fundamental principles of geographic information systems and remote sensing digital image processing.  Topics include data sources and models, map scales and projections, spatial analysis, elementary satellite image interpretation and manipulation and global positioning systems.  Current issues...

Spotlight: ST112 Course Site

 ST 112   Science, Technology, and Society This course provided students with an introduction to the interactions of science, technology and society and serves as a gateway to further study in STS at Colby. Learning Outcomes: This course is writing intensive, and taught with the support of Academic ITS and the Writer’s Center.  You will be a...

Spotlight: Research Cruise Blog

A group of 27 scientists, led by Dr. William “Barney” Balch of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, boarded the R/V Melville in Punta Arenas, Chile on January 11, 2011, and arrived 36 days later in Cape Town, South Africa after travelling a distance of 7650 miles (12,311 km) across the Atlantic Ocean. Scientists participating in...