And another recent presentation, this time from Network Detroit: Digital Humanities. With all the MOOC stuff flying around, I wanted to talk a bit about online education and the community college (or at least my community college). Again, not a polished product and not–honestly–too awfully similar to what I actually said at the event!
Over here (link!) and under the “Papers and Presentations” menu above is what is more or less the bones of the paper I presented at the Midwest PCA conference last week in St. Louis. I deviated a bit (went over time–sorry, fellow panelists) and–more than anything else–came to the conclusion that this is something I […]
I don’t believe I’ve mentioned it here, but my first book, Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist came out last month, and I’ve been doing some media appearances to promote it. The best one, and most recent, was with Greg Bishop of Radio Misterioso. I’ve also added a “Books” tab up at the top with information on […]
The recently ended 2013 Day of Digital Humanities was a great opportunity for me to take a quick look at what I do in a typical day and how “the digital” intersects with my work. Being a full-time faculty member at a large community college, my work is first and foremost teaching. This semester, I’ve […]
My day of Community College Digital History/Humanities will begin around 8:00 AM, Eastern time, tomorrow morning, provided that I make it into my office at Mott Community College when I plan to. Day of DH is awkwardly placed this year– I’ll be teaching pretty much all day. I’ll try to give some insight into how […]
I’ll be expanding this list later, but here are links to some of the resources I mentioned in my ETOM conference presentation: Twitter Facebook Storify Zeega What Was There?
Don’t want to call them resolutions; sounds too governmental. Instead, I’m noting down—publically—some things I’d like to accomplish personally and professionally this year. I’m going to attempt (sort of a meta-goal) to note my progress weekly for my own record-keeping, motivation, and accountability. Read 150 new books (made it through 200, barely, this year. Being […]
I’m one of a group of faculty taking part in a workshop at the beginning of the winter semester. Part of our preparation for this is to come up with an example of a success and a challenge in our teaching. I thought it would be useful to throw it out into the world and—possibly—get […]
Halfway through the fall semester and I’m weighing in with my…what’s this?…second weekly entry? Wow—really thought that I’d be able to keep pace better than that. So…where are we? Heading into the Cold War in my modern US classes and Rome/Han in World. Early America is getting into the 1840s, so we’re well on our […]
As much for my own record keeping as anything else, I thought I’d run down how I create video PowerPoints for my online classes. I use these videos for course content and also to explain, through screen captures, how to accomplish various menial course tasks. In general, these are some things I like to keep […]