Monday, January 6, 2014

November Lecture Notes

I promised Dr. Polt that the next post would be about my November Lecture. I am the type of lecturer where I create an outline and go from there. It's a by-product of the extemporaneous nature of teaching.

I divided the lecture into two three parts. The first part was a overviews of the Typewriter Renaissance and how it came to be. I spent some time talking about the origins and influences of the movement. The second part was devoted to the CTP and what I have done with typewriters in education. I shared the results of the original experiment and the inventories that came later. I drew some interesting conclusions about student metacognition. This was the largest part of the lecture. The final part was a small survey of the typewriters on display. I picked out some of the more interesting choices and shared their history and importance in the great chain of typewriter being.


I probably should have recorded the thing, but it was nice to be in the moment and not worry about a camera.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, Ryan. Looks like it was an interesting talk. It makes me even sorrier that I missed it. Would you be willing to post the pictures of the students that you shared?

    I'm also curious which machines/brands you recommended for beginning typists.

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  2. I wish I were there to hear the lecture. The outline was very interesting and I can only imagine how great you were at giving the lecture. Excellent work.

    Do you know how many of your students continue typing after they leave your class?

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  3. Thanks for sharing this very interesting text. I've sent you an e-mail!

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  4. Man, I wish I could have seen this lecture. Thanks for sharing the notes. Next time I get down there feel free to give it over dinner.

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  5. Thorough and scholarly must surely be your middle names. Any lecture notes I ever made were scrawled in the vaguest bullet points, I busked the rest. Maybe that's why The offers dried up :-( Something inside is warming to the idea of replicating your lecture worldwide (like a Ted talk but live) just using your notes... and maybe a bow tie. Great stuff, it should be parked on the database with other useful ducuments.

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