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From Books to MOOCs: The Evolution of Teaching in the Liberal Arts

February 22, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm  |  St. Francis Yacht Club on the Marina



Please join UCSC Chancellor George Blumenthal for a special evening of conversation and connection.


Murray Baumgarten, Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and Co-Director of the Center for Jewish Studies

Peter Kenez, Professor Emeritus of History

Facilitated by Bill Ladusaw, UCSC Dean of Humanities

Murray Baumgarten and Peter Kenez will discuss how teaching in the liberal arts has changed over the years, and how their course, The Holocaust–taken by hundreds of UCSC students each year–has expanded from the lecture hall to the global electronic stage. As a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), the class reached nearly 18,000 students worldwide. While student-faculty interaction is still a hallmark of UCSC education, the evening will explore how great teachers can leverage technology to broaden their reach.

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February 22, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm