Disrupting Ourselves: The Problem of Learning in Higher Education

Thursday, March 21

1:50-3:15 PM

Bent 101A

Join us for this “Digital Humanities” presentation sponsored by the English Department, the Dean of St. John’s College, and the St. John’s University Provost.  Dr. Randy Bass will discuss the implications of new educational technologies for high-impact interdisciplinary curricular development. This presentation, based on his work with the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship at Georgetown and his long experience developing American Studies educational technologies, promises to be of interest for university core studies as well as programs in the liberal arts and sciences.

Biography: Randy Bass is Vice Provost and Executive Director of Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, a University-wide center supporting faculty work in new learning and research environments.  He is also the director of the Visible Knowledge Project (VKP), a five-year scholarship of teaching project exploring the impact of technology on learning in the humanities. In conjunction with the VKP, he is also the Director of the American Studies Crossroads Project, an international project on technology and education in affiliation with the American Studies Association.

He has served as co-leader of the NEH-funded “New Media Classroom Project: Building a National Conversation on Narrative Inquiry and Technology,” in conjunction with the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning (at the CUNY Graduate Center). He is also co-editor of the Electronic Resources Editor for the Heath Anthology of American Literature (third edition, Paul Lauter, ed.). He has been working with educational technology since 1986 and has directed or co-designed a number of electronic projects and publications on the use of technology in teaching culture and history. For several years he has served as a facilitator and consultant to the “American Memory Fellows Program” of the National Digital Library of the Library of Congress.

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I teach Shakespeare and early modern literature at St. John's in New York City.

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