What is the Humanities Learning Center?

The Humanities Learning Center (HLC) is a group of dedicated faculty working alongside administrative, support staff, and community partners whose mission is to bring the relevance and vitality of the humanities to the Great Lakes Bay Region. We support initiatives to encourage the enrollment of students in Delta humanities disciplines and facilitate their transfer to four-year universities. We advocate for the value of the humanities … Continue reading What is the Humanities Learning Center?

Articles Regarding Wikipedia in the Classroom

Recently, the Wiki Ed group put out their February 2017 newsletter which included links to articles that may be of use to faculty considering using Wikipedia in the classroom, or for those who already are. Here are some that Wiki Ed noted: “What Students Can Learn by Writing for Wikipedia” by Anya Kamanetz “How Wikipedia is Cultivating an Army of Fact Checkers to Battle Fake … Continue reading Articles Regarding Wikipedia in the Classroom

Digital Pedagogy Websites

For those of you who may be looking for ways to implement digital pedagogy into your courses, here are a couple websites that provide good discussion on the subject. Digital Pedagogy Lab provides loads of interesting articles through its journal, Hybrid Pedagogy. They approach digital technologies from a critical perspective and examine when to use and not to use digital tools in teaching. URL: http://www.digitalpedagogylab.com/hybridped/digitalpedagogy/Continue reading Digital Pedagogy Websites

Snagit–a Digital Tool for Profs

A colleague of mine brought a digital tool to my attention, Snagit, which he uses in his online classes to provide feedback to students. He teaches computer science courses, but as he sat down and showed me the software I recognized its applicability for a host of subjects. Snagit is a screenshot program that captures video display and audio output. It’s great for those of … Continue reading Snagit–a Digital Tool for Profs

Using Digital Tools in the College Classroom

Using Digital tools in the College Classroom by Amy French Some Digital Tools I’ve Used Wikipedia in the Classroom (Project Overview) Wikipedia Website for Educators: http://wikiedu.org/for-instructors/ Example of Wikipedia Course: https://dashboard.wikiedu.org/courses/Delta_College/Recent_American_History_(Fall_2015)/timeline Blogging in the Classroom (Project Overview) Example of blog: http://genderhistory.tumblr.com/ Webpage Creation in the Classroom (Project Overview) Example of student website: http://historymarieantoinette.weebly.com/ A website that I created with hope that students will add to it: http://womenwhodared.omeka.net/Continue reading Using Digital Tools in the College Classroom

Introduction to an Honors Research Project–by Ali Kahil

Hello my name is Ali Kahil and many people define me as the most diverse thing they ever encounter. I lived in Gabon, Africa for fifteen years, but I was born in Bucharest, Romania from a Christian Orthodox Romanian mother and a Shia Muslim Lebanese father. I have always loved to travel, and I have been lucky enough to visit and live in more than … Continue reading Introduction to an Honors Research Project–by Ali Kahil

IHU/SSI 269 Travel Class Details

In May of 2015, Professors Laura Dull and Amy French took a class to Chicago where we spent three busy days exploring the city’s past.  Here was our itinerary for the trip: Chicago 2015 Itinerary. We centered a lot of our itinerary and our discussions around the Gilded Age and Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen. Our students analyzed a building or architectural … Continue reading IHU/SSI 269 Travel Class Details

Diving In

Welcome to deltacollegehistoryonthemove, a site dedicated to showcasing the ways in which Delta College students can and have engaged with history.  On this site you will find examples of entire courses as well as various student projects that demonstrate what is possible in your study of history at Delta College.  For more information, contact history@delta.edu. Get Started! Delta College History Homepage (delta.edu/history)   Continue reading Diving In