Assistant English professor Heidi Kim (center) uses archival materials in Wilson Library to connect her students to literature and history and to create events where students share their research with the public. (photo by Steve Exum)
Learning 2.0: Hands-on research, interactive technology and community engagement
Remember those classes where you were lectured to for more than an hour without a break, where you could have downed a whole pot of coffee just to stay awake? Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences are experimenting with new ways of keeping students active and interested, whether in large lecture classes or smaller seminars.
Instructors are moving beyond a one-dimensional format and using interactive tools and technology, redesigned classroom spaces, and guest speakers. And plenty of learning takes place outside of the classroom through hands-on research and community engagement.
We highlight creative teaching and learning in the College in the following stories:
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