News Tag: Big History

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bob Bain interviewed by NPR on Big History Project

Tags: bain, big history, expertise

An interview with Bob Bain on The Big History Project is on the Michigan Radio website. In the story, “Bain argues that students taking the new history class are coming away with a more connected world view and better critical thinking skills.”

Saturday, November 02, 2013

The Big History Project launched its public online course

Tags: bain, big history

The Big History project seeks to broaden awareness and understanding of big history and create demand for the project’s classroom course. Bob Bain, associate professor and chair of secondary teacher education, has played a central role in the project, overseeing all curriculum design and delivery for the classroom course, with an emphasis on assessments and standards.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Bob Bain and the Big History Project

Tags: bain, big history, digital signage, history

Bill Gates kicked off the Big History Project's educator beta program with a new page on his blog Gates Notes, noting the work of Bob Bain, associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Education, who designed the course for high schools.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Bob Bain on Big History in Inside Higher Education

Tags: bain, big history, digital signage, higher education

He comments on Dominican University of California's required Big History course.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Bob Bain plays key role in Bill Gates's Big History project, announced at TED

Tags: bain, big history, digital signage, k-12, secondary education, technology

Bain is guiding the pedagogy for a problem-based, technology-rich high school course in Big History, as announced at TED 2011 by Bill Gates. Videos are available on our website:

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