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May 14, 2013 3:17 pm

Jewish Academic Institutions Launch Fellowship to Promote Use of Educational Technology

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Columbia University is hosting five seminars as part of a new fellowship designed to improve Jewish education in higher institutions. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Several major Jewish academic institutions have launched an inter-institutional eLearning Faculty Fellowship to promote creative ideas on the use of educational technology in Jewish higher education.

On May 7, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), and Yeshiva University (YU) started the first of five live sessions focusing on tools and strategies to improve Jewish student engagement and education. The workshops are all led by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) at Columbia University.

“By cultivating collaboration among faculty both within and outside their institutions, we intend to create a conversation and dialogue that will go far beyond tools and techniques. These are scholars in their fields who know how to study, how to think deeply, to reflect and to thrive within a shared community of their peers,” said Gregg Alpert, Director of eLearning at HUC-JIR. For more information, click here.

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