January 30, 2018 - Emory Center for Digital Scholarship Blog
Access to archival materials is being extended onto laptops and into classrooms through the open source software Readux, developed by technologists at Emory University for use in research, pedagogy, publishing, and public scholarship.
ECDS is currently working on a Readux project with Senior Lecturer Tracy L. Scott, faculty director of Emory’s Nature of Evidence program that develops first-year student engagement with primary evidence, to enable students to browse and annotate digitized documents from NASA’s Apollo 15 lunar mission led by her father, astronaut David R. Scott.
November 9, 2017 - April Hunt for the Emory Report
How do you know what you know? For the third year in a row, Emory College first-year students are confronting that question in courses ranging from anthropology to religion and dance to physics.
December 14, 2016 - April Hunt for the Emory Report
Powering up on vitamin C to avoid getting sick during cold season could be a low-stakes version of the now-ridiculous belief that Earth is the center of the universe.
Both are common beliefs of their time. Yet skepticism and critical thinking, driven by science, helped to prove that Earth revolved around the sun and likewise has revealed that — unless you’re a marathoner or soldier in extremely cold temperatures — extra ascorbic acid isn’t likely to keep you from falling ill.
“If you have a better understanding of the history of knowledge, you realize the things we think are true now are going to change, and you have to be open to that new learning,” says Douglas Mulford, senior lecturer of chemistry and the director of undergraduate studies for Emory's chemistry department.
Mulford’s first-year seminar, “How Do We Know That: 2,500 years of Great Science Writing,” aims to help students develop those skills by delving into scientific claims of the past and present as well as the ethics that go with scientific advancement.
April 3rd, 2016 - Dan Berrett for The Chronicle of Higher Education
Dan Berrett explores the trend in higher education towards teaching skills rather than content, and presents Emory's QEP as an example of a unique curricular innovation designed to address this movement.
"For a long time, disciplinary content was king. Now just about everyone agrees that students should learn skills like critical thinking. What's trickier is how."
October 8th, 2015 - Laura Douglas-Brown for the Emory Report
"When Christopher Columbus attempted to get to India by sailing west instead of heading east, he was also setting out to prove the Earth is round, right? Wrong."
Read more about the inaugural Evidence Town Hall here: http://news.emory.edu/stories/2015/10/er_evidence_town_hall/campus.html?utm_source=ebulletin&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EmoryReport_EB_10082015
August 25, 2015 - Laura Douglas-Brown for the Emory Report
How do you know if the color you call "red" is the same as what others perceive? How do you know what a character in a play is feeling? How do you know anything about the deep human past, since, of course, no one was documenting it in the ways we do now?
Students in the Class of 2019 will explore these questions and many more as Emory debuts its inaugural evidence-focused first-year seminars, the culmination of years of planning that ended with a new educational initiative praised as a model for other universities.
April 27th, 2015 - Emory News, republished from eScienceCommons
April 23rd, 2015 - Carol Clark for eScienceCommons
March 14th, 2014 - Kimber Williams for Emory News
March 7th, 2014 - Dawn Francis-Chewning for ScholarBlogs (LITS Online News)
January 16th, 2014 - Rhona Mullen for Emory News