oa South African Journal of Information Management - Lies, Deception and Heroification and A Midwife's Tale and the Social Web: the class book Web course interdisciplinary faculty development project at the University of Maine
This article descriptionbes the University of Maine's class book project, the class book Web course interdisciplinary faculty development programme, and how the Web helps bring marginalized people into the college classroom. An interdisciplinary group of 15 professors created INT 490 Lies, Deception, and Heroification as an asynchronous course that students access entirely on the World-Wide Web. Students explore how 'lies' in history, education, government, business and society in general create 'cultural distortion'. Encouraged by the positive student and faculty evaluations, the class book Web course programme continued in the spring of 2000 with INT491, A Midwife's Tale and the Social Web, and is currently designing new Web courses based on the 2001 and 2002 class books.
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