Guerrilla Video

Eric Daeuber, Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Session Description

Online delivery of material can be an isolating experience for both instructor and my students. This can be particularly difficult in the Humanities where what it means to be human is the core content of the course. It’s hard to encourage a hunger for the subject, or underline the significance of the events, works of art and architecture or philosophy at hand without a little passion for the people and places that have given rise to great ideas. Visiting interesting locations, equipment-poor, ill prepared, with an open mind, and talking about, and sometimes with, important people on camera, can give your students a window on places they may never have the chance to see. It can put your face to your content, make the material uniquely your own and, as a bonus, give a bit of a bump to your credibility.

 
Jul 27th, 11:15 AM Jul 27th, 12:15 PM

Guerrilla Video

Online delivery of material can be an isolating experience for both instructor and my students. This can be particularly difficult in the Humanities where what it means to be human is the core content of the course. It’s hard to encourage a hunger for the subject, or underline the significance of the events, works of art and architecture or philosophy at hand without a little passion for the people and places that have given rise to great ideas. Visiting interesting locations, equipment-poor, ill prepared, with an open mind, and talking about, and sometimes with, important people on camera, can give your students a window on places they may never have the chance to see. It can put your face to your content, make the material uniquely your own and, as a bonus, give a bit of a bump to your credibility.