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“Quality E-Learning: MOOC’s, Blended Learning, & Project-Based Methods.”  Talk and workshop at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.  4 August 2014.

  • Abstract: What methods and features of e-learning can be used to position graduate-level and executive-training higher-education programs as providers of “quality” e-learning? In this workshop, Alan Liu reviews the current state of e-learning in California and draws on his experience in digital humanities programs and projects at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to suggest several qualities of e-learning that can be the building blocks of a “quality” e-learning program.
                Publications that Liu has written relevant to this workshop include: “Literature+” (Currents in Electronic Literacy, Spring 2008), “Digital Humanities and Academic Change” (English Language Notes 47 [2009]) (open-access version, PDF), and “Teaching Literature+ — Digital Humanities Hybrid Courses in the Era of MOOCs” (forthcoming in Teaching Literature: Text and Dialogue in the English Classroom, ed. Ben Knights, Palgrave Macmillan). Recent graduate courses he has taught related to e-learning include “Digital Humanities: Introduction to the Field.”

  • Presentation Site with lecture notes and links to resources.


“Key Trends in Digital Humanities (and How the Digital Humanities Register Changes in the Humanities).” University of Miami. 25 September 2014.


“Against the Cultural Singularity: Drafts For a Critical Digital Humanities.” University of Miami. 26 September 2014.