January 5, 2007
I Upload Audio, Therefore I Teach
This past spring, I worked with my dad — James W. Fernandez, an emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago — to incorporate MP3 audio into his traditional lecture-style course.
"Traditional lecture-style" is a bit of a misnomer because he doesn't allow students to take notes during class. Because the course is on oral narratives, he asks, much to some students' discomfort, that they keep their pens and notepads in their backpacks so that the