Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

CTL Tech Talks with Ayesha Ramachandran and Marta Figlerowicz

Event Series 


Faculty, Staff, Graduate & Professional Students, Postdoctoral Fellows

Event Time 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location Name and Address 

CTL 120B
301 York Street
New Haven , CT

Event Topic: 

Born Digital: Selfhood, History, Technology

Event Description 

CTL Tech Talks are hour-long, informal discussions on teaching with digital technologies. Invited speakers will present and lead an open discussion. It’s an opportunity to share your experience with digital technology tools in and outside of the classroom with your colleagues.

These will take place in the CTL from noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

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Ayesha Ramachandran, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Director of Graduate Studies
Marta Figlerowicz, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and English

Can Blended Reality be useful in a humanities classroom? How can current technologies help us understand the history of genres, media and cultural keywords such as “the self”? Over the last year, we experimented with a technological component in both seminar and lecture class versions of our course, “Selfhood, Race, Class & Gender” to help our students think more creatively and critically about the notion of the self; they provided fascinating, frequently unexpected bridges between our students’ own life experience and the diverse historical sources through which we encouraged them to think about themselves. We will discuss the goals, assignments and challenges of incorporating process-oriented technological experimentation in the humanities classroom, showing some examples, and saving time for plenty of discussion!