Yeah, so I am not in the least prepared.
Oh I have my syllabus written.
I have at least two lesson plans written.
I have set up external resources for the students.
I have coordinated with librarians, the alumni association, my staff (who I will shamelessly be using), an anthropology friend to teach ethnographic photography (see how I like to throw those big words around?) and anyone else who could remotely make me seem like less of an idiot.
This is really the first class of its type, digital humanities, here at the university. My hope is that the students will come out of it learning some skills that will allow them to present history/humanities in an engaging and thoughtful manner.
Oh and to make really cool videos out of old photographs and oral histories.
But back to me (my blog so it's all about me, right?)
I've never really taught a course before and a graduate level one at that.
This is not something I learned in library school.
Sure, it is a subject that I know like the back of my hand but that doesn't seem to be helping with my nervousness.
so wish me luck but more importantly wish my students luck.
I have a funny feeling they are going to need it.