Graduate and Postdoctoral Workshop: Doing the Digital:Teaching Through Technology in the College Classroom
- Searle Center Library, Evanston IL
Pedagogy in the Digital Age
Thursday, April 18, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Kresge 2-380
New technologies are giving us the opportunity to rethink how we teach our classes. This workshop goes beyond PowerPoint and Blackboard to show how various digital tools and platforms can be successfully incorporated in your course. Featuring a panel of humanists from across campus currently working on digital pedagogy and research projects, "Pedagogy in the Digital Age" provides an easy introduction to how blogs, digital tools for annotation, analyzation, and visualization of source materials, and open-source software can promote student participation, help student research, and foster a collaborative, exciting class atmosphere. Our panelists look forward to fielding your questions and hearing about your own experiences using new technologies in your teaching.
Brian Clites is a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies, where he is exploring technologies that enhance the interactive classroom. Brian has six years of experience teaching humanities courses, and he was awarded the University of Chicago's highest graduate teaching prize for a writing class he taught there.
Jade Werner is a Ph.D. candidate in English. She has won the English Department Outstanding TA award and currently works for the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities as Coordinator of the Undergraduate Affiliates Program. She has been leading workshops for the Searle Center since 2008.
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