The Center for 21st Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee hosted a conference last week on “The Dark Side of the Digital.”
Richard Gusin, Director of the Center for 21st Century Studies, organized the conference. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, “Richard Grusin, a scholar of new media, worried about the potentially ‘dire’ consequences of massive open online courses, known as MOOCs. Education, Mr. Grusin said in an interview, is about teaching people how to think, how to question, how to sit in a room with someone and express a different opinion. Equating it with simple content delivery ‘denudes’ what it means to teach and learn, in his view.”
The Center for 21st Century Studies website has the conference program.
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the conference.
Students interested in digital humanities projects will be interested in this conference.