Has anyone taught African history online? How have you structured the course? What do you do about exams or do you just forego examinations and concentrate on discussions and papers?
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One good place to begin your course with Adu Boahen's book--or an excerpt form his book--"An African Perspective on Coloniailsm. Your students might enjoy exploring the blog sites for African affairs by Africans: Pambazuka News has been a favorite of mine: http://www.pambazuka.org/
Barbara B. Brown
Outreach Director, African Studies Center
Thank you for your valued suggestions.
Rick Todhunter, I'd indeed be interested in the said forthcoming volume. Please furnish me with more information.
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I'm pleased to have your interest in our forthcoming book. Shoot me an email if you have questions about it or would like to talk further.
Very interested, though no email address there