Educational Technology

May 25, 2013

Crowdsourcing the Curriculum

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By Michael P. Ryan, Inside Higher Ed

Undergraduate students should join professors in selecting the content of courses taught in the humanities. This is the conclusion I came to after teaching Humanities on Demand: Narratives Gone Viral, a pilot course at Duke University that not only introduced students to some of the critical modes humanists employ to analyze new media artifacts, but also tested the viability of a new, interactive course design. One semester prior to the beginning of class, we asked 6,500 undergraduates — in other words, DukeĀ¹s entire undergraduate student body — to go online and submit materials they believed warranted examination in the course.

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