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Engaging Students During In-Class Discussion

In this video, two professors share their experiences facilitating classroom discussions in classes connected through video conferencing technology. Joshua Miller, a professor of English Language and Literature, discusses his experience teaching 20th and 21st century American immigration narrative with a colleague teaching the course from Israel. The class included 12 U.S. students and 15 students from Israel. Carlos Rodriguez, a professor of Music Education, reflects on a course he shared with a class from Germany taught by Professor Andreas Lehmann-Wermser. The course explored the international perspective on music education, including current topics relevant to US and German students.

Faculty Profiles

Joshua Miller

Joshua Miller is Associate Professor of English and Judaic Studies and a Faculty Associate in Comparative Literature, American Culture, and Latina/o Studies. He is the author of Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism(Oxford, 2011), editor of the Cambridge Companion to the American Modernist Novel (2015), co-editor of Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures: Comparative Perspectives (Michigan, 2016), and co-editor of a forthcoming special issue cluster for Modernism/modernity’s Print-Plus platform on “Translation and/as Disconnection.” He is currently completing a literary counterhistory of immigrant narrative and editing the Cambridge Companion to 21stCentury American Fiction. He is also working on a comparative study of race, photography, and long modernism.

Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos Rodriguez is Associate Professor of music education at the University of Michigan School of Music. Carlos is a general music specialist who teaches undergraduate methods courses, student teaching seminar, and graduate courses in history and philosophy of music education and creative thinking in music. A leading authority on popular music and music education, he has published articles and presented conference papers nationally and internationally on musical development and cognition, musicality, musical expression, creative thinking, and popular music and culture.