UReddit has, up until this point, existed solely online. Material would be distributed via video stream, YouTube, PDF, voice chat, or any of several other services. As of this week, we are proud to announce that UReddit has breached the world of in-person teaching via Dr. Philip Bishop at the University of South Florida.
Dr. Bishop is teaching a freshman level honors philosophy course at USF this Fall and will be including an online section via UReddit. Approximately 75 USF honors students will be interacting with the nearly 1,000 users enrolled in Dr. Bishop’s Arts and Humanities: what does it mean to live well? UReddit class. Discussion will be held via a subreddit using a textbook that Dr. Bishop is writing and making freely available online.
Real-life lectures conducted at USF for this course will be recorded and put online – the first video is already up, in fact. This USF/UReddit hybridization was written about in the Chronicle for Higher Education, where Dr. Bishop is quoted as saying that the Dean of the USF honors college is behind this project, viewing it as a “test run” of the feasibility of online teaching.
This truly marks the beginning of a new epoch for UReddit. We expect great things to keep happening, and we sincerely thank Dr. Bishop for sharing his knowledge and experience with the rest of the world.