Gentle Class, Enjoy a Podcast [Cool Class]

1 Nov

Prof. David Alan Grier, Photo via Capital C

Prof. Grier (who also happens to be a former director of the UHP) is teaching a course for the UHP this semester and he’s doing something particularly cool: using podcasts to supplement dialogue.  

What’s cooler?  He posts them on a public site, so you can check them out.  I know what you’re thinking, “Why in the world would I listen to a podcast for another class?”  Well, here’s why:

  1. You can learn cool things like the basic rules of effective rhetoric, Lincoln, Science, and more;
  2. Explore fantastic ways of interconnected thinking, captured well in this podcast where Prof. Grier says,
    “This is going to be a quick podacst to help you think about what you’ll be discussing this week: the 1775 Revolutionary Letters (the mediocre ones), and King George’s response.  This will have to do directly with neither.  This has to deal with scientific language.”
  3. You don’t need to be in the class to enjoy exciting ideas.
  4. The podcasts are generally quite short, so they’re easy to listen to while you take your afternoon tea;
  5. Prof. Grier has awesome podcast skills, and a radio voice of NPR quality.

Of course, it’s also a great way to check out Prof. Grier’s course if you’re thinking to register for one of his courses in the future.  Check out all the podcasts here: http://dando.dagrier.net

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One Response to “Gentle Class, Enjoy a Podcast [Cool Class]”

  1. maria frawley November 5, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Nice post (as usual!), Jared. Did you share it with Professor Grier? I love your description of his voice… His podcasts are super cool!

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