Posts Tagged ‘ popular culture ’

“Tech Gets Medieval” and Other Ways We Teach the Past

Nov 3rd, 2012 | By
Tech Gets Medieval graphic

For many instructors, teaching about the past can be problematic, especially to Georgia Tech students who may have little interest in any time period that predates their existence, or who may have the interest, but don’t see how such topics can aid them in their pursuit of a STEM degree. While this article focuses on

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Little Eureka Moments

Nov 20th, 2011 | By
The jest "Tarlton's Answer to a Question" from Tarlton's Jests

The final project for my ENGL1102 course “London City Comedy” is a collaborative digital edition of Tarlton’s Jests, a 17th century collection of anecdotes about the Elizabethan clown Richard Tarlton. The assignment consists of five parts:



Teaching in Real Time

Nov 22nd, 2010 | By

On November 18, the Georgia Tech Writing and Communication Program hosted the Fall Communication Colloquium in which two Brittain Fellows presented on work their students have been doing in class this semester.  The presenters did such a wonderful job generating discussion during the sessions (a link to an archive of the Twitter backchannel is here) that

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