I have decided to try an experiment in lecturecasting with you guys and gals in my HST203 courses this semester. However, this will be a small tentative step. Instead of having a full lecture posted on the Hub for you, I have decided to break the in-class lecture into parts and post some of them as companion pieces. In this case, I am posting a two-part lecturecast called “Spotlight on the Second Millennium BCE,” which highlights more specifically the general narrative principles we are discussing in class about the Second Millennium BCE in Afro-Eurasia.
What I would like you to do before next week (but after we have class on Wednesday where I introduce this topic) is watch the two lecturecasts below and then post in the comment section any questions or comments you have about what was interesting or useful in the content of these lecturecasts (this is not a suggestion; I want you to do this — and this is not the place to critique the lecturecasts themselves; send me an email or comment if you have any suggestions for that). You do not need to register with the Teaching Hub to comment, so this shouldn’t be too difficult for anyone.
Here is Part One.
And here is Part Two.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if something is not working correctly.