In July of last year San Jose State University (SJSU) announced that it was suspending its use of MOOCs (massive open online courses) for credit because of unsatisfactory completion rates.
The February issue of Perspectives on History recaps the AHA’s annual meeting and continues discussions started there and in previous issues.
Today’s What We’re Reading features a new perspective on the History Engine, forecasting an all digital-born world, one school’s difficult fight with history, and much more!
In an effort to highlight the diverse range of scholarship at the upcoming annual meeting, we’re highlighting different sessions here on the blog each week.
Today’s What We’re Reading features the history of playgrounds, a roundtable on the usefulness of unpaid internships, biblioburros (?), a drunk history of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and much more!
The language of pedagogy is changing. University administrators, politicians, scholars, and teachers embrace this new lexicon of MOOCs, hybrids, and digital platforms. Their purposes differ.
Today’s What We’re Reading features a roundtable of links from historians on the recent NSA scandal, a “gripping” history of ice cream, more on MOOCs, real life inspirations for Game of Thrones, and much more!
Today’s What We’re Reading features a modern history of swearing, a course in online civility, one blogger’s thoughts on eliminating the survey course, summer reading options, and much more.
History in the News
The Modern History of Swearing: Where All the Dirtiest Words Come From
Salon excerpts some of the interesting etymologies of some of our most colorful nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
The GHI has released information on its annual spring lecture series, on the topic of public debt—a timely topic, in light of austerity and debates over US federal government debt.