Barnard Teaches


Clips are from the following courses: A Virtual Enlightenment, New York City's Gilded Ages, and The Worlds of Ntozake Shange and Digital Storytelling.

Barnard Teaches: Real Place + Digital Access is a technology and place-based learning initiative made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This major grant supports curricular innovation using new technologies through active faculty collaborations with curators, archivists, and collection managers at New York City institutions such as museums, libraries, and archives.


New courses with place-based learning and digital components:
  • Students learn at New York City institutions

  • Digital components enhance and enrich the learning experience

  • Collaborations between faculty, curators, and digital innovators create new points of access to share and learn information


  • Create prototypes for innovative pedagogical models of teaching
  • Utilize resources at NYC institutions
  • Use technology to enhance learning
  • Teach practical digital skills
  • Assess and repeat – lessons learned from the first course are applied to the second run of the course 

Clips are from the following course: Digital Footprints.


A Virtual Enlightenment
New York City's Gilded Ages
  • Kimberley Johnson, Former Professor of Urban Studies & Political Science
  • Meredith Linn, Former Assistant Term Professor of Anthropology in Urban Studies
  • For more information visit the course website,
The Worlds of Ntozake Shange and Digital Storytelling

Digital Footprints: Archival/New Media Research at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Plants and Profit: The Global Power of Botany
  • Hilary Callahan, Professor of Biology
  • The course website is coming soon.
Environmental Visualizations of NYC: Toxic Territories and Future Possibilities
  • Kadambari Baxi, Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture
  • Karen Fairbanks, Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture
  • The course website is coming soon.