Just saw this AMAZING video on Youtube. “A Vision of Students Today,” by Michael Wesch, tries to capture the experience of students sitting in a large lecture classroom. While we at Whittier College use such rooms very rarely, the video makes me wonder: how do students and teachers and others experience the liberal arts classroom at Whittier? How can we make the experience better?
To borrow Cathy Davidson’s language introducing her FutureEd Initiative on HASTAC, how can we make higher education more “successful, fruitful, satisfying, productive, humane, happy, beautiful, [and] socially-conscious?”