I was truly honored when the Virginia Historical Society, a wonderful museum and archive, asked me to give one of the famous Banner Lectures on my book. Oddly enough, though I’ve presented various parts at a number of conferences, I’ve never done a formal presentation of the whole project. So, I had a good time putting this talk together and it turned out pretty well. I got some great questions from the audience.
Thanks again to Nelson Lankford, Frances Pollard, and the rest of the VHS staff for all the work that they do to contribute to the history of Virginia.
I’ve not posted on this blog in a while (see ProfHacker.com and http://mcclurken.org/ for other goings on).
However, I was honored to be asked to give one of the inaugural lectures in the Teaching Excellence series begun this year by UMW’s Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning.
What follows is the video and a list of the links mentioned in the talk.
Thanks to all for the opportunity and the questions. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.
What is New Media?
My Goals in using New Media tools
Examples of Classroom Use
Assessing the Impact
What Can You Do?
What is New Media? – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_media
Blogging – Teresa Coffman (EDUC) and Steve Greenlaw (ECON)
Blog as course management tool — Sue Fernsebner’s Freshman Seminar: Toys as History
As site for collecting hard-to-find research sources for students –Steve Harris’s Hist 485: Researching Russian and Soviet Resources
UMWers & New Media
Low Levels of Technology Use
Blogs as Research Logs (Historical Methods/Digital History)
More Intensive Uses of New Media Tools
Adventures in Digital history course
- 2008 Class & Projects – http://digitalhistory.umwblogs.org
- – Historical Markers Project (HMP) — 
- – James Farmer Project (JFP) — 
- – James Monroe Papers Project (JMPP) —  and 
- – Alumni Project (AP) — 
Adventures in Digital History 2010 — http://dh2010.umwblogs.org
- UMW Images Project
- Life and Legacy of Mary Ball Washington
- James Monroe’s Letters as Minister to France
- City of Hospitals: Fredericksburg in the Civil War
Student Impact Survey — From November 2009 — Contact me directly for details