This limited podcast series about American explorers was created by the students in HIST395: Topics in Digital History, in the spring of 2020 at George Mason University.
For a festschrift for David Nye, I am writing a chapter on his books for classroom use. If you have used any of his books, could you please contact me? I am interested in what books you used, how you used them, the student reaction, and your thoughts on their effectiveness.
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Recent critical focus on media and technology maps efforts to create a dynamic classroom that at its best enriches teaching and learning at the university. But the long-standing interest in media as a means to reach students and enhance delivery also points to an absence in current scholarship, which has not been attentive to that same media as content in the humanities classroom.
I will be presenting a poster session at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga on teaching with podcasts and will keep the group informed as to the responses to my research/methods.
I use academic podcasts as a replacement for a few reading assignments. I had a colleague joke that podcasts were the new "cliff notes" - funny, yes, but the reality? They will listen before combing through abstracts of journal articles that pertain to a specific topic/theme. I think what I incorporate is along the line of Marshall Poe's post- students have a chance to listen to top scholars.