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Figure/Ground Communication

Figure/Ground Communication

Figure/Ground is an interdisciplinary research website investigating central problems across the university environment today through a myriad of approaches in the fields of education, technology and media studies, and the arts, humanities and social sciences. Figure/Ground organizes its discussion around four central problems across the university environment today: academic capitalism, the university in the information age, the sovereignty of disciplines and mentorship and pedagogy. The site's main avenue of practice is the Figure/Ground interview collection, which features in-depth conversations with academics and intellectuals from all walks of life who are teaching and working within education, technology and media studies and the arts, humanities and social sciences. There are over... Show More


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Milton McClary
Milton McClary (Faculty)
21 weeks ago
very difficult to think about article
Time spent reviewing site: 50 minutes
Cris Guenter
Cris Guenter (Faculty)
6 years ago

Figure/Ground interviews, both written and on YouTube, can be used by college instructors for curriculum development, faculty development, and/or assignment development. Students could be directed to them for vast amounts of information. Within MERLOT there are over 50 video clips from this one site. Those individual clips are not reviewed, but the main site will be. To search for the videos type in Figure/Ground in the search slot.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 45 minutes