I am currently getting ready for a year of teaching. I have been working on the presentation for a lecture on ‘The Globe in 1250: Late Medieval maps of the world’ for my internship unit for first semester, entitled ‘Old Worlds, New Empires’, a global history survey unit spanning the years 1250-1788. In addition, I am also working on a teaching project for my internship.
Rather than repeat myself, I will direct you to the question I asked on academia.edu, which goes as follows.
I encourage you to join in the conversation. Some very interesting comments and examples have been proposed thus far, and I would love to hear from as many people as possible. I explained my motivations as follows on academia.edu:
Many, many institutions are doing a great job of creating [digital humanities] tools, but I think that we are all still learning how best to make use of them for teaching purposes. Rather than using these tools ad hoc, i’d really like to see pedagogy that is steeped in digital humanities. That takes time and experimentation, and I that’s why i’m particularly interested. I’m only just starting out in teaching really, and i’d like to incorporate digital tools from the start. It seems from the number of people who have followed this question (and the number of those who are graduate students) that others share my interest.
Have something to add to the conversation? Please feel free to either comment on this post or on academia.edu. I should stress once again that I am looking for input from others’ experience that will inform my teaching and curriculum development. If you choose to comment on here, please let me know if you’re willing to let me re-post your comments on academia.edu for the benefit of those following over there.
Best Wishes and Happy Teaching,