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coursera contract with the university of tennessee system

Following last week’s announcements of new contracts between Coursera and a whole host of public institutions (coverage at IHE, CHE, NYTimes), I requested a copy of the contract signed between the UT System and the online MOOC provider. Tennessee has

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choose your own conquest!

I taught a miniterm class over the last three weeks on the Spanish Conquest of the Americas. We met for roughly 2:30-3:00 per day, which posed its own set of challenges. Reading expectations were lowered with this schedule. And, I

Posted in Digital History, Latin American History, Teaching

what do you wish you had learned about teaching in grad school?

I’m putting the finishing touches on my syllabus and assignments for my History 511: Teaching World History course for the Spring semester. I wrote about this class back in October, when I was conceptualizing its organization. This is the one

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thinking world history

In the Spring semester I’ll be teaching a graduate seminar called, “Teaching World History.” In my department, we have essentially four caucuses for the purposes of of graduate teaching: US History, Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Modern Europe, and World,

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teaching philosophy

As part of the tenure process, I have to write a statement on my teaching philosophy and give examples of putting that philosphy into practice. I always find exercises such as this to feel very strange in the doing. In

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rolling your own and getting pwned

It’s been a banner couple of weeks for exploits on the web. At the end of March it was reported that mysql.com was exploited by a blind sql injection. The results of that attack included the revelation that the dude

Posted in Digital History, Panic and Terror, Teaching

aggregating student blogs

For several semesters now I’ve made writing blog posts in response to each week’s content a central assignment for my graduate and upper division undergraduate courses. The assignment essentially requires students to write either a prompted or unprompted (depending on

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