Tech, High and Low, Keeps Class Going

12 Feb 2010

I held my seminar on The Politics of Social Welfare Policy (GOVT 386) by combining high-tech and low-tech methods.  The low-tech came in the form of a class held in a lounge in the Jesuit Residence where I live, with pizzas to fuel our conversation; the high-tech was on display in 3 students who joined the discussion using Skype and Gchat.  We kept an eye out for when the videochat students would wave their hand to weigh-in on an issue.