Networking Students, Faculty, and Courses to Enhance the Curriculum at Liberal Arts Colleges
June 27, 2014 § 1 Comment
This morning I’m speaking at the 18th Annual NAC&U Summer Institute, “Creating Community Through Collaboration,” at the University of Redlands. My talk focuses on intercampus academic collaboration and is called, “Networking Students, Faculty, and Courses to Enhance the Curriculum at Liberal Arts Colleges.”
Collaborative Projects I’ll Reference
Sunoikisis: National Consortium of Classics Programs
- Three-year longitudinal study (2005) and How-to Resource Guide, http://www.colleges.org/techcenter/Archives/reports.html
Looking for Whitman
- Gold, Matthew. “Disrupting Institutional Barriers Through Digital Humanities Pedagogy.” Diversity & Democracy 15, no. 2 (2012).
- Gold, Matthew. “Looking for Whitman: A Multi-Campus Experiment in Digital Pedagogy.” Teaching Digital Humanities, ed. Brett D. Hirsch, 2013. http://www.openbookpublishers.com/reader/161
Globally Networked Learning
Texas Language Consortium:
Learning Approaches and Theories
- Barbara Means et al. Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning : A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies. U.S. Department of Education Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development Policy and Program Studies Service, September 2010. http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/tech/evidence-based–practices/finalreport.pdf.
“A participatory culture is a culture with relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement, strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations, and some type of informal mentorship whereby what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices. A participatory culture is also one in which members believe their contributions matter, and feel some degree of social connection with one another (at the least they care what other people think about what they have created).” (Jenkins, 3)
Jenkins, Henry. Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009. http://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45C7E0-A3E0-4B89-AC9C-E807E1B0AE4E%7D/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF.
Siemens, George. “Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age.” Elearnspace, December 12, 2004. http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm.
I’m presenting this challenge to the audience: Use intercampus academic collaboration to create networked learning experiences that:
- Scaffold learning
- Address unscripted problems
- Create generative scholarship
- Give students experience working in distributed teams
- Leverage diversity to solve wicked problems
What would you do?