I have never been in favor of pushing online teaching in the humanities, but the Harvard edX series makes the most of blending digital technology and humanities teaching.
Readers may be particularly interested in Robert Darnton’s course, which begins this week, “The History of the Book in 17th- and 18th-Century Europe.”
Gregory Nagy’s “The Greek Hero in 24 Hours” is superb, despite the requirement that epics be read in specific translations available only electronically. (A cumbersome 900-page print-out option only inspires desire for separate printed texts). That said, Nagy’s course is fantastic, and Robert Darnton’s course looks equally valuable.
The Harvard/MIT Edx platform for free online courses rolled out in 2012, not without controversy. as this and other articles suggest. The courses are making me think–both about their subject matter and about online teaching.