Dr. Sieber's research areas have to do with two eras of technology-driven communication revolution: Renaissance Europe immediately post printing press, and the current networked digital age. She has published on Don Quixote, Spanish Golden Age drama, poetry and historiography, and cartographic works on Spanish Colonial New Mexico. She has also presented papers and published on teaching and learning with emerging technologies in higher education. Recent work includes studies of learning through online social networks, the gamification of educational experience, and addressing digital distraction of students (by laptops, tablets and mobile phones) in classroom settings.
educational technologies, social networks and learning, digital distraction, digital humanities, spanish drama, spanish prose, spanish colonial southwest, renaissance europe
ENES 1010 - Engineering, Ethics and Society
Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
Explores a wide variety of challenging and interesting humanistic themes (love, responsibility, ambition, etc.) in many forms (fiction, philosophy, plays, poetry, art, music, etc.). In small discussion-based classes, emphasizes the writing, public speaking and critical thinking skills needed to excel as a professional engineer. Fulfills College of Engineering writing requirement for first-year freshmen only. Formerly HUEN 1010.
ENES 3843 - Special Topics
Explores different important themes in the humanities, check with department for specific semester topics. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Formerly HUEN 3843.
HUEN 2020 - The Meaning of Information Technology
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Surveys the history of information technologies and modern techniques of information production, storage, transmission, and retrieval. Emphasizes understanding not only the technological transformations in interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication, but also the technological, social and political changes that underlie the movement toward a digital society. Same as ATLS 2000.