The CTLA has offered 15 Base Camp sessions over the last 15 months, so we start to notice when certain ideas for student engagement come up repeatedly. Here are just a few of the slides contributed by Base Camp participants that show the variety of teaching strategies that involve the use of memes:
What is a meme?
Merriam-Webster defines a meme as "an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media."
Why use memes?
Memes are full of potential - for engagement, for thinking, for presenting, for learning. Here are a few quotes on the purpose of meme-based activities from our faculty who use them:
Many instructors make use of animated GIFs, as well - try this link to see the live ebook version of the "What Do You Meme?" collection. In particular, the very first article (from Faculty Focus) includes some ideas for animated GIFs, which are better viewed in the live ebook than in the static PDF!
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BONUS CHALLENGE: Send me your meme! You can see my idea below on the right, but I want to see YOUR ideas!
Download the blank skeleton photo below, and use the meme generator of your choice to submit YOUR meme (email the image to me at firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 5PM Monday, October 25th!! No tricks for the winner, just treats...
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