Yesterday the Observer published an article entilted 'Welcome to the desktop degree...'
Perhaps this module has the potential to explore the restrictions of in-class teaching, by exploiting the resources of the digital age, which we so often discuss. Throughout we have been analysing the difference and comparing the importance of the physical versus the digital- how the humanities are keeping up with the technological shift. How do we think this module would work if fully taught via online classes? Would we be learning more or less?
And to go even further, how likely do we think it is that (in the not-so-distant future) online classes will dominate traditional modes of teaching, where lectures and seminars are merely digitalised classes, students never again answering "yes" to a register but checking a login box, perhaps, on an online forum?
Link to the article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/feb/05/desktop-degree-stanford-university-naughton