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Public Archaeology Twitter Conference -- AU Undergrad Program Students Wanted!

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By Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown January 16, 2017 - 9:25am
Hello.
 
I wanted to let those of you focusing on archaeology for your BA know that I am taking part in an upcoming (April 2017) "Twitter Conference" about Public Archaeology (which includes archaeological education). I am hoping I can turn to some of you to discuss your experiences with the BA anthropology at AU, which I can highlight in the paper (nameless of course). If you would like to chat about your time in an online BA Anthropology program, with particular emphasis on the archaeological content, please contact me at meaghanp@athabascau.ca  or  1-844-830-1630.  Below is my abstract (very general) and a link to information about this very cool conference and how you can 'attend' or participate.
 
Title: The ‘New Archaeology’?: Online Undergraduate Education.
 
Abstract: If the goal of archaeological education is to inform, then we might use the analogy of tossing a pebble into a pond: the content being the pebble, but the goals being the ripples sent out across the pond—reflecting a diverse body of pedagogy and technology that reaches multiple audiences. This Twitter presentation will discuss the current virtues, failings, and challenges of an online undergraduate education in archaeology, highlighting experiences at Athabasca University (est. 1972)—Canada’s first and largest provider of accredited, online, distance education.
 
 

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