Department of History

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Department of History

Dr. Caroline-Isabelle Caron Featured for Engaging Online Seminar Design

          Caroline-Isabelle Caron          hist 338 course map

Faculty and instructors at Queen’s have been busy all summer long re-designing their courses for the upcoming remote term – and one of our History department profs has been using some creative ways to produce eye-catching content for her History seminar course!

Caroline-Isabelle Caron was recently featured in a Youtube video highlighting her unique approach to online content in her fall term course HIST 338 Western World Ethnohistory. The video, created by Youtube educational channel Verbal to Visual, demonstrates how Caron visual curriculum design creates an excellent course well suited for successful online learning.

 The video focuses on Caron’s use of “sketchnoting” to visually lay out the course structure and content for students taking her class. This approach combines images and “handwritten” text to provide students with a roadmap to the course, a weekly workflow diagram, and visually attractive lessons. Alongside recorded audio mini-lectures, reading journal assignments, discussion forums, and live weekly check-in sessions, Caron’s course design meshes a variety of learning activities together for students to remain engaged with the course material and thrive in in the online environment.

Check out the video below or visit Verbal to Visual to see the kind of innovative work being done by Queen’s History profs in preparation for this upcoming year!

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