• Review: Introduction of Cathy N. Davidson & Christina Katopodis’ The New College Classroom

    Review: Introduction of Cathy N. Davidson & Christina Katopodis’ The New College Classroom

    The New College Classroom. Cathy N. Davidson & Christina Katopodis, The New College Classroom. Harvard University Press, 2022. Pp. ix, 303. ISBN 9780674249954. Review by Waleska Solórzano, Cornell University. wds79@cornell.edu

  • Collaborative Book Review: Chapter 2 “Structuring Active Learning” in The New College Classroom

    Collaborative Book Review: Chapter 2 “Structuring Active Learning” in The New College Classroom

    In Chapter 2, “Structuring Active Learning,” Katopodis and Davidson outline some of the core pillars of active learning. Although short, this chapter begins to frame four central tools of active learning: scaffolding, growth mindset, the flipped classroom, and backward planning (30).  A structure of activities becomes crucial, when trying to reimagine learning as an active […]

  • Review: Introduction and Chapter 1 of Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis’s The New College Classroom

    Review of Introduction The Introduction of The New College Classroom by Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis begins with two quotes before the actual text. The first quote, which is on a separate page by itself, is by Audre Lorde: “We have been raised to fear the yes within ourselves, our deepest cravings.” The other […]

  • Review of Chapter 5 (“The First Class”) in Davidson and Katopodis’s The New College Classroom

    Partway through Chapter 5, Davidson and Katopodis offer a straightforward statement that functions as a double-reminder to classroom instructors. They write, “Effective learning isn’t magic—and it’s not the same for everyone” (p. 103), which reminds instructors that (1) students come to class with a range of learning styles and experiences, and (2) there is more […]

  • Scholar Spotlight: Calvin Olsen

    Why did you apply to HASTAC?  Aside from the fact that it’s the best acronym of all time, I applied to HASTAC because my PhD program is interdisciplinary and a half. My list of academic and personal interests has skyrocketed over the last few years, and HASTAC seems to be a never-ending source of interesting […]

  • Scholar Spotlight: Marilia Kaisar

    Scholar Spotlight: Marilia Kaisar

    My work and research focus on the intersection of art practice, theory, and technology. I have been seeking spaces to engage with those ideas in theory and as a pedagogical tool. When I learned about HASTAC scholars through a departmental email, I decided it would be great to connect with other scholars and graduate students working on similar domains beyond my institution.

  • Repurposing Enhanced Learning

    Blog post #3 underway. This is the last entry, hoping to come to an end as conclusive as it can possibly be – although I anticipate it will not suffice and many questions might still be unanswered towards the end. Feel free to get in touch! Comment or email. As I mentioned earlier, I encourage […]

  • Rethinking the Thinkable

    Welcome to entry #2. Having established a point of departure in the previous entry “A Digital Project for a Digital Generation”, I have decided to continue and rename it to “Rethinking the Thinkable”. Reason being due to the frequency of times my students and I reconsidered, rethought, and refashioned the phases of this project; together. The […]

  • A Digital Project for a Digital Generation

    Building and Implementing DH into Language/Culture Curricula Let me recount an anecdote as point of departure: I was dining at a fine restaurant of Kansas City when I received “You have been assigned a course on Transatlantic Hispanic Cultures to teach next semester because… (the given reasons)”. As an advanced graduate student about to enter […]

  • CFP: ELO 2023 COIMBRA (JAN 31; JULY 12-15, 2023)

    ELECTRONIC LITERATURE ORGANIZATION 2023 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND MEDIA ARTS SHOW OVERCOMING DIVIDES: ELECTRONIC LITERATURE AND SOCIAL CHANGE JULY 12-15, 2023 – COIMBRA, PORTUGAL Join us this summer for four days of digital art and scholarship at the ELO 2023 Conference and Media Arts Show in beautiful Coimbra, Portugal, the 12th to the 15th of July. The 2023 […]