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2011-2012 Academic Year

Baum receives UW Mobile Learning Grant

Congratulations to Prof. Rachel Baum for receiving two grants from the UW System Mobile Learning project, a project designed to measure the impact of mobile devices on student learning. Professor Baum's students in "Jewish & Christian Responses to the Holocaust" will be using mobile applications to create digital stories that reflect on the subject matter of the course.

In her second project, Professor Baum will be adding game elements to the online version of Jewish 101. "Gamification" is a new way of thinking about how to create online experiences that are social, rewarding, and that create incentives for participation -- goals that are particularly essential for online learning and for beginning students.

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