How to Foster an Inclusive Classroom with a Constitution (Repost)

by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies In Fall 2018, Cathy Davidson invited me to repost from the Teaching Hub to the HASTAC (Humanities and Sciences Technology and Collaborative) website. And so I am returning the favor this semester by reposting something I promised to write for HASTAC: “To follow up on my promise from last

Should Your Classes Be Like Fiefdoms or Fandoms?

by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies Technically speaking, I am not a fan. Fans are found in fandoms, which are communities that generate a shared discourse on a fiction narrative. Fans make the narrative their own by inserting and adding their own narratives to the fiction. Fans avidly share their creations and enthusiastically evaluate

One Best of All Possible Teaching and Learning Conferences

by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies The 2017 HASTAC conference was nothing short of amazing, in my humble opinion. The acronym stands for Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, which is based on the proposal that “today’s new, global forms of communication and online learning are so complex and potentially so revolutionary