Jan 22, 2015

Advertisment Video for the Upcoming Existentialism Course

Earlier this week I created an advertisement video for the Oplerno "Existentialist Philosophy And Literature" course that I've been developing over the last year or so.  If you're interested in taking the course for college credit -- or even just experiencing a Dostoyevskian-whim-level curiosity about what a class might be like, give the video a watch!

I'll have more to say about the class itself as it proceeds -- as I start holding video-conferences with the students, get to see how they tackle the course materials with the aid of the resources I've produced and am providing for them, and most importantly, start reading some of the course papers.

What Oplerno is doing is a rather bold experiment -- we'll see whether this course, one of the very first of theirs to start, will get decent enrollment this first time around or not.  I'll likely be offering it to students as one of my "staple classes" -- opening new sections after each 12-week term comes to a close.  Probably each time around, I'll tweak it by adding some new materials, changing up the paper and discussion forum questions, even switching out some of the course texts -- but all that is in the future.

I do have to say, though, that after about two years of shooting Existentialism course videos, and then looking around for platforms on which I might be able to offer an actual online course, I'm pretty excited.  In less than two weeks, we start!

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