My participation in the Self, Society and Technology Seminar impacted the structure of my LIB 200 Mathematics and Civilization course structure in the following ways:
1. I revised the syllabus in order to incorporate explicit discussions on the nature of technology and its implications on the society structure in ancient, modern and postmodern times.
2. To this end, I created (drafts of) assignments and in-class activities such as low stake writing and visualizing assignments aimed connecting descriptions of everyday-life objects with conceptually challenging reflections on technology’s place in contemporary culture. In addition, I substantially revised one of my three unit paper assignments to address a historical comparison among the notions of mathematics, science and technology in different epochs.
The seminar discussions inspired me to re-think the use of technology, in particular adaptive learning online platforms in teaching my mathematics courses.