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2015 Technology in (and out of) the Humanities Classroom

Presented at the Vanderbilt University Public and Digital Humanities Institute, May 14, 2014

Derek Bruff

on 13 May 2015

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Transcript of 2015 Technology in (and out of) the Humanities Classroom

Image: NASA/CSC/M. Weiss
(Dark Matter!)
"A lot of meaningful activity--struggling, processing, sense-making--is going on in the intermediate space between novice and expert."
Randy Bass, http://is.gd/0AkfTk
"Sliced," Darwin Bell, Flickr (CC)
"Thin Slices" of Student Learning
Randy Bass (again)
Mark Sample, Davidson College: http://is.gd/0s55se
Formative Assessment
Learning Communities
Social Bookmarking
Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt U.: http://www.cirtl.net/node/7769
Collaborative Bibliographies
Brian Croxall, Emory U.: http://is.gd/XETIUe
Course Blogs
Humberto Garcia, Vanderbilt U.:
Collaborative Timelines
Elizabeth Meadows, Vanderbilt U.: http://is.gd/3cnD13
John Boyd, 1908
Students as Producers
Authentic Audiences
"Center of Attention," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
"Choices," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
Open-Ended Problems
A Degree of Autonomy
Bass & Elmendorf (2010)
Ryan & Deci (2000)
Ambrose et al. (2010)
Local Histories
Larry Cebula, Eastern Washington U.: http://is.gd/b7w66i
Update: http://is.gd/ifu1DE
Derek Bruff's Blog: http://is.gd/hNIko8
Blogging in Public
Twitter Fiction
Vivian Finch, Vanderbilt U.: http://is.gd/rOsD4F
Cynthia Cyrus, Vanderbilt U.: http://is.gd/44hZkP
Wikipedia Entries
More: http://is.gd/ODgbPW
Technology in (and out of) the Humanities Classroom
Derek Bruff
Director, Center for Teaching
Vanderbilt University
derekbruff.org / @derekbruff
What are 3-5 technologies you've used or seen used in humanities courses?
Turn to your neighbor and discuss your ideas for using technology in the courses you might teach.
Sign up for a Twitter account if you don't already have one.
Tweet one idea you have and one question you have. Be sure to use #VandyDPH.
Your Turn!
Response Systems
More ideas: http://derekbruff.org/?page_id=2
More ideas: http://is.gd/VhlO1G
"Pink Pedal Power," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
"Flexible Space," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
My Favorite Educational Technology
What might be challenging about using technology in these ways?
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