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ERIC Number: EJ861831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
Expanding the Canon
Villano, Matt
Campus Technology, v23 n2 p26-30 Oct 2009
Original research and content creation in the university environment have historically been the domain of faculty and their graduate students. Nowadays, however, undergraduate programs at universities across the country are putting undergrads in the center of the action. This article describes some of these programs--at Duke University (North Carolina), Coastal Carolina University (South Carolina), Arkansas State University, and Harvard University (Massachusetts)--which incorporate interactive technologies to enable undergrads to research local and far-off worlds and create meaningful, original content that furthers the study of their discipline for other students and researchers alike. The content that springs from this research takes the form of high-tech simulations, interactive lesson plans, and history-rich websites for the public. Overall, the technology behind these programs serves to help these students expand the canon, inspiring a new kind of undergraduate education that is immersive, experiential, and contributive at the same time. The new approaches also have transformed the way humanities traditionally are taught. (Contains 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Massachusetts; North Carolina; South Carolina