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Collaborative Digital Pedagogy: Teaching Digital Humanities in the Classroom through Faculty-Librarian Collaborations


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Paper presentation at the 2014 IFLA Information Literacy Section satellite meeting in Limerick, Ireland.

Paper presentation at the 2014 IFLA Information Literacy Section satellite meeting in Limerick, Ireland.

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  • 1. Collaborative Digital Pedagogy Teaching Digital Humanities in the Classroom through Faculty-Librarian Collaborations Harriett Green, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign IFLA Information Literacy Satellite Conference August 14-15, 2014
  • 2. Today’s Talk • Background: Digital literacy, metaliteracy, digital pedagogy • Case studies – English – Media Studies – Architecture • Potential for collaboration in digital pedagogy between librarians and instructors
  • 3. Information Fluency MetaLiteracy Visual Media Metaliteracy Cyberliteracy “Information literacy is the metaliteracy for the digital age because it provides the higher order thinking to engage with multiple document types through various media formats in collaborative environments…. Metaliteracy provides an all-inclusive core for engaging with individuals and ideas in digital environments.” —Mackey and Jacobson (2011) @greenharr
  • 4. Digital Pedagogy “Digital pedagogy is the use of electronic elements to enhance or to change to [sic] experience of education.” –MLA Digital Pedagogy Unconference “Students and learners should be central in mapping the terrain of digital pedagogy. Educational institutions should dedicate themselves to supporting this work…. Digital pedagogy is less about knowing and more a rampant process of unlearning, play, and rediscovery.” —Jesse Stommel, Hybrid Pedagogy @greenharr
  • 5. Role of Librarians • Rapidly growing body of work as digital collections and scholarship services develop in libraries • Courtney and Dalmau (2011): Victorian Women Writers Project and English graduate seminar • 2013 Journal of Library Administration special issue on digital humanities and libraries
  • 6. Case Studies • Architecture graduate seminar • Rhetoric and Composition/Film Studies course • Media and Cinema Studies courses RESEARCH QUESTIONS: • What was the rationale behind the chosen digital resource? • How was the assignment designed/re-designed to utilize digital resources? • How effective did the digital tool integrate with the course curriculum and learning outcomes?
  • 7. Architecture • Digital research collections: ARTStor • Publishing platforms: Wordpress, Weebly, Wix, Google Sites, Omeka Tool Selection • Digital publishing: Guide to Digital History • Essay + computer generated designs Assignment Design • Class digital journal: Results
  • 8. Rhetoric/Composition • Library catalog, Academic Search Premier • Tool Selection • Website + standard essays • Focus on documentary film Assignment Design • exhibit with final paper Results • New modes of digital writing
  • 9. Media and Cinema Studies • Scalar: • Voyant: • Tool Selection • Media Ethics: Scalar site • Study Abroad: Scalar sites with digital analyses Assignment Design • Media Ethics: multi-media sites • Study Abroad: Scalar sites showcasing digital analyses Results
  • 10. Digital Literacies Metaliteracy The awareness, attitude and ability of individuals to appropriately use digital tools and facilities to identify, access, manage, integrate, evaluate, analyze and synthesize digital resources, construct new knowledge, create media expressions, and communicate with others, in the context of specific life situations, in order to enable constructive social action; and to reflect upon this process. (Martin and Grudzecki 2010) • Enhancing cognitive development and assessment practices through curriculum interventions that make use of new affordances of digital technologies. • Supporting learning communities to work collaboratively in problem solving and the co-construction of knowledge. • Working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team to create useful, practical tools. • Increasing authenticity and overcoming access issues. (Gillen and Barton 2010)
  • 11. Digital Pedagogy and Learning Outcomes Toward Digital Literacies • Discover, access, and evaluate digital content for research • Develop scholarly critique via synthesis of visual and textual content • Engage in a collaborative learning environment • Build authentic transferrable skills and digital tool competencies through experiential learning
  • 12. The Future of Digital Pedagogy and IL? “We must develop a participative pedagogy, assisted by digital media and networked publics, that focuses on catalyzing, inspiring, nourishing, facilitating, and guiding literacies essential to individual and collective life in the 21st century. –Howard Rheingold, 2010
  • 13. Thank you! Harriett Green English and Digital Humanities Librarian University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Twitter: @greenharr