Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Getting ready to teach online!




I'm really excited about teaching principles of marketing online this summer!  As a teacher, it's really interesting to create a class that's challenging and informative and captivating (is that too strong a word?) for the students who are taking it, within the limitations of the online environment -- it's so different from thinking about a class that's delivered face-to-face.

It's also been fun trying to figure out how to keep the humanity in a course that everyone (including me) is going to experience while sitting in front of individual computers...  I don't want anyone to ever think that this class is being run by a robot, because I know how much time and effort I've put into it already, and it hasn't even started yet! I hope the tone and content of my online interactions with my students shows how much I love teaching, and how much I want to you to succeed -- not just in this class, but throughout your school careers, and lives  :-)

I guess we'll learn what works and what doesn't, huh? 

PS Let's kick off the conversation with a pretty easy question: Does anyone know what the above image is from?  Who's seen it?  What did you think?  Answer in the comments section!  Let's get to know each other! 


Image source: http://www.wildsound-filmmaking-feedback-events.com/images/metropolis_robot.jpg


4 comments:

Chris Kloth said...

I believe it is the robot from the film Metropolis. I haven't actually seen the movie, though it is in a long list of movies I would like to see.

KatelynRobbins said...

I honestly had no idea where this imagine was from so I looked it up online. I learned about the original 1927 German Expressionist Film. It seems both interesting and different.

Thelopadaurus Brex said...

Lol, I was going to say Megalopolis. I recall seeing the cover art in Blockbuster Video. Like me wiki...Yup, Metropolis. Never watched it because it was black and white.

P.s. This is Jesse Powell and I am taking digital rhetoric at the same time. May I use the same blog or should I make a second one?

Graham said...

Thanks for commenting! Yes, this is Lovely Maria from Metropolis -- a classic from the history of cinema, and well worth watching, even if it is B&W.

It's quite beautiful and truly amazing, as far as the vision of the future goes. In fact, there's a school of research that examines how science fiction has influenced R&D/product design... In other words, marketing!