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On-line class size and the Reality of Humanities Teaching and Learning

The Federated History Department's Lisa Nocks is presenting a paper on online courses at the Sixth Annual Rutgers Online and Hybrid Learning Conference, this year offered in partnership with NJIT, Ocean County College, Pearson Online Learning Services, and NJEDge.  This popular conference serves as a cross-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to online and hybrid learning. 

Dr. Nocks' presentation is on Thursday, January 15th in the  Woodbridge Room

Workshop: Session E (3:45pm-4:30pm)

Keywords: Innovation, Online Program Administration, Student Retention

Dr. Lisa Nocks

Dr. Nocks, historian of science, technology, and media culture began teaching in 1989 and moved to NJIT in 2007, where she is senior lecturer in the Federated department of history. She has developed and taught college courses in history, media studies, and the arts in a traditional classroom environment, and began teaching online for the New School in 2010. She consults on historical points for books and documentary projects and is currently working on a book about humanoid robotics. She has authored articles and essays including "That Does Not Compute" in Science Fiction and Computing (McFarland), "T.H. Huxley: The Evolution of the Bulldog" in Icons of Evolution (Greenwood), and "Frankenstein in a Better Light" (Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems.) She is the author of the Choice Outstanding Title The Robot: The Life Story of a Technology (Johns Hopkins University Press).


On-line class size and the Reality of Humanities Teaching and Learning

Online space is not unlimited space. High online course enrollment poses challenges to student retention and success. To inspire straightforward discussion about the real cost of this trend, I describe specific humanities course experience, and encourage creative thinking about managing courses that are discussion and writing intensive.

Assistant Professor Alison Lefkovitz Contributes to New Website on Child Custody Issues

NEWARK, Oct 7 2014

Professor Alison Lefkovitz

Alison Lefkovitz, assistant professor of history, recently wrote a framing essay for the newly launched Child Custody Project website. The site explores child custody issues nationwide within a broad historical and legal context with the goal of providing an impartial, interdisciplinary resource for scholars, practitioners and the public at large.

The framing essays are central to the site, authored by leading scholars and practitioners on key issues in the complex field of child custody. Essays address topics such as the history of child custody in Virginia, the definition of family and child custody issues, child custody in the media, alternative dispute resolution, and the “best interests of the child” standard.

Click here to read Lefkovitz’s essay.

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