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Kuskin, William Professor

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  • Dr. Kuskin’s research area is the history of the book. He has written and edited books and articles on William Caxton, the emergence of printing in the fifteenth century, the transition from the Middle Ages to Modernity, comic books, and online pedagogy. He contributes to Inside Higher Education and writes an occasional blog on motorcycling. Dr. Kuskin has over two decades experience in digital education. He has taught in all digital formats from distance education, through online courses, to massive open online courses. In 2013 he launched the MOOC, “Comic Books and Graphic Novels,” which ultimately served over seventy-thousand students and which received special mention by Coursera for its innovative delivery of humanities material. In 2016 he created a MOOC on Public Speaking, and in 2019 oversaw the launch of the University of Colorado Boulder’s revolutionary MS in Electrical Engineering on the Coursera platform.

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  • Online education, digital education, at-scale learning, history of the book, history of printing, William Caxton, comic books, graphic novels

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Teaching

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  • ENGL 3856 - Topics in Genre Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Studies special topics in genre studies; specially designed for English majors. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours for different topics.
  • HUEN 3843 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Explores different important themes in the humanities, check with department for specific semester topics. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

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