higher education · teaching · technology

mix tapes and essays graded. well done, students!

One of the neat things about the mix tape and mix tape essay assignment for my “Bebop to Hip Hop: Young America and Music” course is being introduced to music  I’d hadn’t heard or paid much attention to before (loved  “music is all we got” sentiment expressed  in  “All We Got”  by Chance the Rapper… Continue reading mix tapes and essays graded. well done, students!

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U.S. to 1865 students in the mix as well

Granted, we never know as professors whether a new assignment will work. In the University of Alabama’s College of Arts & Sciences, we encourage our students to be “active learners,” an idea on which I riff via my blog’s mission statement. The idea is that we want our students to analyze information rather than “parroting”… Continue reading U.S. to 1865 students in the mix as well

digital humanities · teaching · technology

interview about Bebop to Hip Hop course

In a little under an hour, I head to the second meeting for my “Bebop to Hip Hop: Young America and Music” class. This year, it’s a lecture. That means the performance part of teaching had better be thoughtfully presented. Or maybe I just want to survive the moment. We’re discussing technology in the postwar… Continue reading interview about Bebop to Hip Hop course