During the summer of 2016, we will be bringing together our previously published articles, book reviews, and podcasts on key themes and periods in the history of the USA. Each grouping is designed to correspond to the core areas of the US History Survey Courses taken by undergraduate students at the University of Texas at Austin.
How can technology improve public speaking? Here is an answer, and a wonderful video by one of the students taking the course.
How does an online course get online? Take a look behind the scenes at the Student Technology Assistants who film, record, edit, and produced the course.
Also check out this video by UT’s Liberal Arts ITS Development Studio who help produce and develop rich and effective online courses like Prof. Jeremi Suri’s US History course.
Take a look at the course syllabus here.
More articles on teaching US history:
Robert Olwell shares a couple of fascinating teaching experiments around teaching early American history: Reenacting Revolutionary America in the classroom and the use of video essay assignments during his course on major themes from American History (1492-1865), including some excellent examples produced by the students.
Erika Bsumek and Kyle Shelton show the importance of studying history and discuss their innovative course bringing the Humanities and STEM together, ‘Building America: Engineering Society and Culture, 1868-1980’.