A Leading Voice

A leading voice nationally on emerging forms of digital scholarship, the changing role of the humanities in the digital age, the importance of curricular innovation, and MOOCs (massively open online courses), Alison Byerly has lectured widely on these topics at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA), the biennial Media in Transition conference, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Communications Forum, and other venues. Her essays have appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.

Higher education articles, essays, and talks

“Role of Humanities, in School and Life,” Letter to the editor, New York Times, Nov. 4, 2013. http://www.lafayette.edu/about/news/2013/11/04/alison-byerlys-letter-to-new-york-times-on-role-of-humanities/

“MOOCs and the Emerging Digital Classroom.” Panel discussion with Anant Agarwal (edX) and Daphne Koller (Coursera), MIT Communications Forum, March, 2013. http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/forums.html

“Affordability and Value.” Inside HigherEd, Feb. 21, 2013. http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2013/02/21/essay-questioning-way-politicians-are-framing-issue-college-value

“The Economic Future of Liberal Arts Colleges.”  AAC&U: Liberal.education nation, Jan. 30, 2013 http://blog.aacu.org/index.php/2013/01/30/the-economic-future-of-liberal-arts-colleges/

“Formerly Known as Students.” Inside HigherEd, Oct. 29, 2012.http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/10/29/essay-how-moocs-raise-questions-about-definition-student

“Before You Jump On the Bandwagon…” Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 3, 2012.http://chronicle.com/article/Before-You-Jump-on-the/134090/

“Pass-Fail Option For Professors.” Inside HigherEdAug. 7, 2012. http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/08/06/essay-urging-new-option-faculty-course-evaluations

“The Online Checklist.”  American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Conference, Atlanta, January 2013. http://www.slideshare.net/alisonbyerly/online-checklist-aacu13-16175552

“What Do CAO’sThink? A Dialogue About Inside HigherEd Survey Findings.” Panel with Scott Jaschik and Debra Humphreys, American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Atlanta, January 2013.

“The Faculty Role in the Digital Age.” Invited lecture, The College of New Jersey, May 8, 2013. Faculty Role in the Digital Age

Institutional and Public Policy Contexts in Higher Education.“ Panel presentation, ADE (MLA) Summer Seminar West, Boulder, June 2012.

“Everything Old is New Again: The Digital Past and the Humanistic Future.”  Modern Language Association Conference, Seattle, January 2012.  Byerly-Digital Past-Humanistic Future

“A Provost’s Guidelines for Writing External Letters of Evaluation.” ADE Bulletin 152, forthcoming.

“Humanities in the Digital Age.”  Panel discussion with Steven Pinker and David Thorburn. MIT, Oct. 20, 2010. http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/16703-humanities-in-the-digital-age

Media/digital humanities essays and talks

“Formerly Known as Students.” Inside HigherEd, Oct. 29, 2012.http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/10/29/essay-how-moocs-raise-questions-about-definition-student

“Before You Jump on the Bandwagon…” Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 3, 2012.http://chronicle.com/article/Before-You-Jump-on-the/134090/

“You Are Here: Locative Media and the National Parks.” Paper to be presented at the Modern Language Association annual conference, January 2013.

“The Online Checklist.”  American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Conference, Atlanta, January 2013. http://www.slideshare.net/alisonbyerly/online-checklist-aacu13-16175552

“Evaluating Digital Scholarship,” NITLE (National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education) Online Seminar,  October 2012. http://www.nitle.org/live/events/146-evaluating-digital-scholarshiphttp://www.slideshare.net/nitle/byerly-nitle-digital-scholarship

“Information Networks in Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and BBC’s Sherlock.” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Conference, Madison, September 2012.

“Everything Old is New Again: The Digital Past and the Humanistic Future.”  Modern Language Association Conference, Seattle, January 2012.  http://people.duke.edu/~ves4/mla2012/Byerly-DigitalPast-HumanisticFuture.pdf

“Evaluating Digital Scholarship.” Presentation at Modern Language Association Pre-Convention Workshop, Seattle, January 2012. http://wiki.mla.org/index.php/WORKSHOP_2012.  Chronicle of Higher Edreport on workshop: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/the-challenges-of-digital-scholarship/38103

“Humanities in the Digital Age.” (Video)  Panel discussion with Steven Pinker and David Thorburn. MIT, Oct. 20, 2010. http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/16703-humanities-in-the-digital-age

“What Not to Save: The Future of Ephemera.” Media in Transition (MiT) 6 Conference, MIT, April 2009 http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/mit6/papers/Byerly.pdf

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