Media, Technology and Culture Open Access Audio Lectures
Last fall Josh Braun began teaching the “Media, Technology & Culture” undergraduate course at UMass Amherst. He decided to run a “flipped classroom,” wherein students would listen to many (though not all) of the lectures outside of class and spend their time in person discussing the material. In addition to opening up lots of class time for more in-depth and personable discussions, the main attraction of this format has been that it’s allowed him to introduce lots of voices into the course that aren’t just his own. As he put together the lectures—all of which are formatted as podcasts—he took the opportunity to invite scholars in each of their subject areas to read from their work or answer interview questions. This will be added to Tutorial Resources Subject Tracer™.