Social Activism and gender-based student engagement through online classes
This topic is very important because we live in a world that is global and in a country, the USA, that is multicultural and multiracial, and its citizens have historically faced deep divisions and separations, that are deeply seated in its social institutions. Students of all backgrounds need to have an understanding of the socioeconomic and political issues involved in the social fabric of their cities and countries. How are those different in US based courses as opposed to an International MOOC?
A lot of the material analyzed and discussed in a course like this presents itself to scrutiny, suspicion and very often resentment. It is very important to hold a neutral position in discussions and to present historical facts as clearly and in depth as possible, in order to allow for the students to gain access to critical thinking.