Monthly Archives: November 2015

Engaging Large Classes: Notes from a Workshop

These are my notes from a recent Teaching + Learning Workshop on engaging large classes, with Patrick Finn (R, Drama) and David Dick (L, Philosophy).

I’m posting these notes here because far too often, events of this kind aren’t documented for those who had the misfortune to miss them.

This isn’t a transcript of everything that happened in the workshop; merely a cluster of impressions and ideas that David and Patrick raised today. (For the most part, I’m paraphrasing their words. My interjections are in italics.)

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Lectures: not dead, just resting

A recent article, “Why lectures are dead (or soon will be),” makes a reasonable argument despite its alarming title.

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Call for Papers, CSDH/SCHN 2016

Calgary (Canada), May 29-June 1, 2016

[Cross-posted from the CSDH/SCHN website.]

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities invites scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers and digital demonstrations for its annual meeting, which will be held at the 2016 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Calgary, from May 30th to June 1. 

We encourage submissions on all topics relating to both theory and practice in the evolving field of the digital humanities.

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Teaching + Learning News 3.02


Semi-regular reports on higher-education teaching and learning from the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts. By Michael Ullyot, Associate Dean (Teaching + Learning): saving your inbox from overload since 2014. Follow me on Twitter, if you do that sort of thing. Feedback and submissions are always welcome. Leave a comment below, or drop me a line.
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