Oct. 23, 2012
The Fall 2012 issue of the Academic Exchange examines how and where conceptualizations of university "learning and teaching spaces" are changing. Traditional, conventional models of student learning are being transformed by digital resources, distance education, and new ways of thinking about the experience of campus life for students. How are students learning in ways that are different from earlier generations? How are pedagogical styles and tools changing, and how are faculty adapting to them? Is there any room left for the "vertical" approach—whereby a professor imparts knowledge to students via lecture—versus a more "horizontal" approach—whereby students in large part determine what happens in the educational experience? Is the university a 24/7 learning environment, thanks to online spaces and resources? Is the "classroom" an obsolete concept?
In this interview with Steve Everett, professor of music and director of Emory's Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, AE editor Allison Adams talks about Emory's relationship with Coursera and what it might mean for faculty.