New Stanford course brings Silicon Valley to the humanities classroom

New Stanford course brings Silicon Valley to the humanities classroom

Photo by Corrie Goldman

On a drizzly Thursday afternoon, 14 Stanford students gather in a second-floor classroom to study literature. But this is no ordinary humanities seminar – these students huddle in groups around open laptops, trying to reimagine the written word for the Internet age.

The class even has its own Twitter hash tag: #sociallit.

The first course of its kind at Stanford, Literature and Social Online Learning brings computer science and humanities students together in one classroom. Working in teams, the students have been developing websites and mobile apps that give readers new ways to enjoy and explore literature.

Read the full Stanford News Service story by Ian P. Beacock.