2018 – Clare Thompson

College: Northern Essex Community College
Clare Thompson


Course: English Composition I

Semesters Offered: 8
Course Format: Online

Course Description

This unique course exemplifies best practice for course design and teaching. The theme – Water Water Everywhere? – engages students due to its focus on the global water crisis. Clare has created video workshops for prime the pump activities requiring student interaction. Assignments are art-based for visual learning where art is used to deepen students’ understanding of a text or their own writing. Students submit photos of their artwork. Adobe Spark is used by students to organize and outline ideas for an argument paper that they post to a wiki. All content is both accessible and CC-BY. 

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Campus Liaison:  Melba Acevedo macevedo@necc.mass.edu