Course Portfolio Page
Randy Bass (Georetown University)
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This is the gateway page to my course portfolios and related materials. A course portfolio is a new relatively experimental genre for reflecting on one's teaching. I am developing these course portfolios as a participant in the Course Portfolio study group that is part of the AAHE Peer Review of Teaching Initiative. (For a fuller description of course portfolios and their rationale, follow this link to About Course Portfolios.)
These course portfolios are hypertext course portfolios. They not only attempt to represent my reflections on teaching and student learning in my courses, but do so in an electronic hypertext (i.e. nonlinear) format. There are several rationale for my using hypertext as the medium for the course portfolios:
AMST203: American Civilization I
ENGL 143: American Literary Traditions
This course portfolio reflects on a new course that I taught for the first time in spring 1997. American Literary Traditions was the first literature course that I had taught with a significant computing component. Half of the of the classes for this course were held in a networked computing lab, with the other half being held in a traditional classroom. This course portfolio reviews the lessons learned from the first offering of this format, as well as a reflection the extensive electronic student work produced in the course. In particular, I am interested in asking what computer-based work adds to the traditional format for a literary traditions course. Follow this link to go direclty to the American Literary Traditions home page.
ENGL 511: A Bigger Place to Play: Text, Knowledge, and Pedagogy in the Electronic Age
This course portfolio addresses a graduate level course in electronic textuality and cultural knowledge that I have taught twice. The primary focus of this course portfolio is the continued refinement of a course model for a graduate level introduction to the theory, practice, and pedagogy of electronic textuality. Follow this link to go directly to the Bigger Place to Play course home page; or see also, the spring 1996 version of the syllabus. If you are interested in seeing the final student projects for the course, go here.
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