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A Humanities Symposium on Digital Learning & Engagement


Sponsored by DartmouthX, Educational Technologies, the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning, the Friends of the Dartmouth College Library, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Dartmouth College English Department, and the MALS Program


Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Dartmouth Hall (Room 105)

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Watch videos of all the symposium talks.


Join the Dartmouth teaching and learning community for a public event engaging the questions:

  • What does it mean to teach arts and humanities disciplines for a global audience?
  • How and why might we scale learning opportunities up in the arts and humanities?
  • How have instructors adapted new digital learning strategies for the residential classroom?

Learn from Dartmouth faculty and those at peer institutions who have taught Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) in arts and humanities.

Explore the impact of and potential for innovations in pedagogy and technology.

Connect campus and community educators around questions of teaching in the 21st century.



1:00 – 1:15pm: Opening Remarks (Jed Dobson and Lisa Baldez)

1:15 – 3:00pm: Panel Discussion (Michael Goudzwaard, Moderator)

Jennifer Brice (Colgate University): “Building Community, One Book at a Time: ‘Living Writers on ColgateX’”

Benjamin Wiggins (University of Pennsylvania): "On Specialization(s): The Role of the Humanities in the Future of MOOCs"

Donald Pease (Dartmouth College): “Re-Learning How to Teach American Literature through Dartmouth's edX Program”

3:00 - 3:15pm: Break

3:15 - 4:45pm: Panel Discussion (Erin DeSilva, Moderator)

Steve Swayne (Dartmouth College): “Making bee-yOO-tiful musiC”

Emily Silk and Adrienne Raphel (Harvard University): ”On Designing and Teaching Literary MOOCs: Reflections from Poetry in America”

Jed Dobson (Dartmouth College): “Keywords, Concepts, Modularity: Approaching the College Classroom after MOOCs”

5:00 – 7:00pm: Reception in the AHRC

Last Updated: 10/23/15