HASTAC is led by a dynamic Steering Committee consisting of innovators from a variety of disciplines. The Steering Committee drives HASTAC intellectually, diversifies its initiatives, provides a foundation for the dynamic HASTAC Scholars community, and supports events and initiatives including the annual HASTAC conference.
We are proud of our Steering Committee's involvement. This collection is intended to highlight some of their participation in and leadership of hastac.org.
Lisa Nakamura — "Indigenous Circuits: Navajo Women and the Racialization of Early Electronic Manufacture"
Comp Lit 265
Histories and Futures of Humanistic Education: Culture and Crisis, Books and MOOCs
W 1-4 pm
One of the most hotly debated topics today is online education. Whatever your opinion, there is no doubt that it is and will continue to shape education in a profound way. This course looks at, and debates, certain features of online education specifically as they relate to the humanities and notions of engaged critical learning.
The XSEDE eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment 2011-2012 Annual Report highlights HASTAC and HASS work in Section 6.3: Novel and Innovative Projects.
According to the report:
Cathy Davidson, one of HASTAC's cofounders and John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English at Duke University, is featured today in the New York Times. She's written a 2-part series on MOOCs that explores their potential and their negatives. Questions proposed by readers and addressed by Cathy include the high dropout rates of MOOCs, their potential to mitigate income inequality, and how they fit with traditional instruction.