INNOVATIVE, INTEGRATED CURRICULUM, CAMPUS AND SCHOLARLY COLLABORATIONS, AND CREATIVE, VIRTUAL AND TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING COMPONENTS INVIGORATE LITERATURE COURSE
Niagara University (UNITED STATES)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2009 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Conference name: 2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:Engaging students to participate and invest in their own learning requires faculty to actively seek innovative methods for teaching as well as create partnerships and collaborations to diversify and deepen the classroom environment. Using Bloom’s Taxonomy and Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences theory, English 100-Introduction to Literature sought global partnerships and campus relationships to further the study of American Writers and Authors using projects and assignments that brought literature from pages of print into the living world (the classroom) via emails, Wiki’s, SKYPE, Word Clouds, small group tutorial discussions, guest speakers, library and web based research, and a cumulative final course video conference call with world renowned author T.C. Boyle, our guest and partner throughout the course, for invigorating, assisting, and contributing to an understanding of literature and the human condition.
Keywords: wikis, skype, word clouds, bloom s taxonomy, gardner s multiple intelligences theory.