Learning While Alone Together On-Screen

Title

Learning While Alone Together On-Screen

Description

Video recording of an online lecture by Annapolis tutor William Braithwaite given on April 15, 2020.

Braithwaite describes his lecture: "In Memory and Recollection, Aristotle distinguishes that calling-back to conscious attention which we name 'remembering,' from the kindred activity of re-assembling that ensemble of original perceptions and primary intuitions ('connecting the dots'?) which together constitute knowing some one thing whole.

Are our e-meetings working as well as they are because we are able to remember and recollect the on-campus being-together that preceded them?

This communal experience, now a memory, had at its heart a paradox: we regularly met face-to-face, in the same place, to read together books written long ago (some in languages not our own), in far-away places, by men and women whose faces we can never see, whose voices no technology can let us hear. How is such a way of learning fruitful? Can it be done through a screen?

Drawing on our books, I shall offer some preliminary reflections on the differences, which we are now experiencing, between the screen and the page."

Enkh-Od Batzorig of the Student Committee on Instruction introduces Braithwaite's lecture.

Publisher

Coverage

Annapolis, MD

Date

2020-04-15

Rights

Permission to record the lecture and provide online access to the recording has been received.

Type

image

Format

mp4

Contributor

Language

English

Identifier

Braithwaite_William_20200415

Original Format

Zoom video conference

Duration

00:36:02