Generally, Delta’s Humanities Learning Center has a robust calendar of events each academic year. Some of the community’s favorite part of our programming are our brown bag presentations brought to us by scholars from the fields of history, philosophy, literature, and much more. Since the pandemic has made face-to-face gatherings of this size unsafe right now, we are sharing our events virtually. Dr. Amy French … Continue reading Women Fight for the Vote Brown Bag Part One
On August 18, 1920, the US Congress ratified the 19th amendment enfranchising women…and forever changing the American political landscape. This “Four-Minute History of Suffrage” by Amy Holtman French, Ph.D. originally aired on FMQ 90.1 for Delta College’s public radio program, Moments in Time. Continue reading A Four-Minute History of Suffrage
The humanities bring alive the human experience and celebrate our shared humanity. They not only feed our soul they are essential to our humanity, our survival, and our growth. Many of you might be feeling isolated right now, so let’s use our love of the humanities to unite us. I (Dr. Amy French) have been using this time to keep a journal where I recount … Continue reading What aspects of the humanities are you engaging in right now?
As part of the Great Michigan Read, and thanks to resources from the Michigan Humanities Council, the Humanities Learning Center of Delta College will be hosting a book club on What the Eyes Don’t See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Flint pediatrician. “Here is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children … Continue reading “What the Eyes Don’t See” Book Club
Join Delta’s Humanities Learning Center on Wednesday, October 9 in N-007 from noon until 1 for a Brown Bag presentation by Professor Darci Doll of Delta’s Philosophy department. Professor Doll will use the philosopher Aristotle to examine how the limited access to friendship in “The Handmaid’s Tale” interferes with moral development. Her talk, “The Handmaid’s Tale, Friendship, and Moral Development,” is sure to provide us with … Continue reading Brown Bag on the Handmaid’s Tale for October 9, 2019
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?
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
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
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 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