How to Make Your Humanities Course More Digital: The Syllabus Re-design
February 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST| Free
One of the most valuable tools in any course is the syllabus as it establishes the first connection between teachers and students, which also means the syllabus can set the course tone and create the impression of whether the course will a success or failure. A good, concise syllabus can answer many of the initial questions students may have as well as lessen anxieties felt by students. The power of the syllabus cannot be understated, which is why the principles of syllabus design require exploration and discovery.
In the age of digitizing of almost every aspect of our lives it is important to pay attention to how we approach teaching Humanities courses. By exploring the consequences of integrating the infocommunication technologies into social media, politics, economics and social life we could create a fruitful DH course syllabus by re-designing an existed one.
How to make your Humanities course more digital? What platform to choose for communicating with your students? How to adjust the tasks to make them more effective and productive for your class?
By the end of this task-based learning workshop, participants will not only have learned the core principles of re-designing the Humanities course syllabus, but will have been provided by a vital supplementary pedagogical training to make the existed Humanities course more digital.