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In Depth with Dr. Michael Wesch


The Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) brought Dr. Michael Wesch, a cultural anthropologist and media ecologist at Kansas State University, to campus on March 19th, 2013. He delivered a moving talk entitled The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever. During his time on our campus he gave us some deeper insights into his personal teaching philosophy and practices. Watch the videos below to hear about how he deals with challenges in the classroom, how he keeps students engaged, where he sees his teaching going in the future, and many more topics.


In Depth with Michael Wesch: Innovative Teaching Methods and Challenges

Dr. Wesch discusses his innovative methods for teaching large courses, the challenges he has faced with implementing those innovations, and how he has overcome those challenges.



In Depth with Michael Wesch: Nuts and Bolts of his Methods & Assessment

In this segment Dr. Wesch discusses the nuts and bolts of his innovative teaching methods and how he handles assessment in his courses.



In Depth with Michael Wesch: Facilitating Student Engagement

Dr. Wesch discusses how he facilitates student engagement in his courses.



In Depth with Mike Wesch: Keeping Students' Attention in Large Courses

Dr. Wesch discusses specific techniques he uses to grab and keep his students' attention and interest.



In Depth with Michael Wesch: Where is your teaching going in the future?

Dr. Wesch tells us where he sees his teaching going in the next few years.



In Depth with Michael Wesch: Technology Integration

In this segment Dr. Wesch discusses how he integrated technology into his curriculum.



In Depth with Michael Wesch: Creating Engaging Lectures

Dr. Wesch discusses how he creates engaging lectures, as well as how he creates student buy-in to non-lecture formats.