X: a Novel (A Fall Semester Book Club)

X: a Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz & Kekla Magoon A Fall Semester Book Club As part of the Great Michigan Read, the Humanities Learning Center of Delta College will be hosting a book club on X: a Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz & Kekla Magoon. From the Michigan Humanities Council: No life is set in stone. Malcolm was a young man with boundless potential but with the odds … Continue reading X: a Novel (A Fall Semester Book Club)

3rd Annual THATCamp 2017 on Monday, August 21

Delta College is hosting its 3rd Annual THATCamp on Monday, August 21. We’ll start our day at 10:30 a.m. in A135 (room inside library). The first 40 registrants will receive a free lunch. Please register on this website by August 1. We look forward to seeing you there! Tentative Schedule: 10:30-11:00: Welcome and Choosing of Sessions 11-12: Break-Out Sessions 12-12:30: Lunch 12:30-1:30: Break-Out Sessions Topics … Continue reading 3rd Annual THATCamp 2017 on Monday, August 21

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

THATCamp 2016 on Monday, August 22

Delta’s Humanities Learning Center will be offering its second annual THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) on Monday, August 22 on Delta’s main campus. This is a great opportunity for scholars to get together and share what they know about digital humanities or learn about new developments! The conference is free, but registration is required: http://deltacollege2016.thatcamp.org/ For logistics on where we will start our day: … Continue reading THATCamp 2016 on Monday, August 22