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Jeff and Dan
I've taught at UMW since 1999 and I am Professor of History and American Studies and Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation. I am affiliated faculty with programs in Museum Studies, Digital Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. I am also the Digital History Review Editor for the Journal of American History.
My current research areas include the history of the Civil War, veterans, families, the Pinkertons, mental institutions, the 19th-Century American South, and the digital humanities. I've taught classes on a wide array of US History topics, including Civil War and Reconstruction, American technology and culture, digital history, women's history, history & film, and the history of the Information Age. I am particularly interested in the scholarship and practice of digitally enabled pedagogy. My postings, classes, and other projects can be found at http://mcclurken.org/
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I’m interested in talking about classroom and class design for the future:
What should the physical space for learning include looking forward? What are our minimum expectations? Does the physical classroom matter any more? [MOOCs, online and blended/hybrid classes raise complicated questions about what parts of classrooms and the things we do in them (like lecture) matter, which don’t matter, and which need to change as new virtual or physical spaces for teaching emerge.] For how long and in what ways will/should the classroom change?
I should say that I’ve been mulling this notion of classroom space for a while (see my post here for one exploration of these ideas) as I’ve been involved in two different major building/renovation projects on my campus, but this could well be something that goes beyond classrooms to something like “learning spaces of the future” that would combine the physical and intellectual space that classrooms, libraries, archives, and museums occupy now and in the years to come.
Anyone else interested in talking about learning spaces?