Two parts of this idea that I really like are 1. that these courses engage students with what is currently going on in the world, and 2. that these courses ignore our traditional time boundaries for courses.
Bennington College’s pop-up courses allow professors and students to tackle world events as they happen.
I am currently Professor of Digital Media at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. I am also the current Coordinator of General Education at the University. I am interested in astrophotography, game studies, digital literacies, open pedagogies, and generally how technology impacts our culture.