Rough Theory

Theory In The Rough

Michael Wesch at Savage Minds

I just wanted to draw attention to the fantastic material being posted at Savage Minds by guest blogger Michael Wesch.

Michael has written several posts about a fantastic, semester-long World Simulation project that he uses to lead students to discover interesting and relevant questions about the interactions of material environment, culture, and historical contingencies in the historical development of the contemporary world.

For those who find the World Simulation concept daunting, he has also posted a very handy tip about replacing linear PowerPoint presentations with a more non-linear and adaptable lecture web created with DreamWeaver.

I’d personally love to adapt the World Simulation project for a future course, and the “lecture web” concept is also very good – although my students will long ago have realised that incorporating audio visual materials into my classroom is not (yet?) a personal strength… ;-P

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