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Digital pedagogy in the Humanities: Models, Keywords, Prototypes

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Presentation at Washington and Lee University, December 11, 2013

Presentation at Washington and Lee University, December 11, 2013

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  • 1. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities! Models, Keywords, and Prototypes!
  • 2. Slides and References! •  http://rebeccafrostdavis.wordpress.com/! •  Twitter: @frostdavis! •  #digipedkit!
  • 3. Scarcity! Abundance!
  • 4. Networks!
  • 5. Building Networks! •  •  •  •  Connections! Collaboration! Standards ! Granovetter, M. S. “The Strength of Weak Ties.” American Journal of Sociology (1973): 1360– 1380.!
  • 6. The Long Tail! Mass  Industrializa.on   MOOC   Mass  Customiza.on   Amazon   Small  Liberal  Arts  Colleges   Humani.es  Projects   Local    
  • 7. DH and Liberal Education! Alexander & Davis. “Should Liberal Arts Campuses Do Digital Humanities? Process and Products in the Small College World.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, ed. Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.!
  • 8. NITLE Survey of Digital Humanities at Liberal Arts Colleges! •  AY 2012-2013: survey & interviews! •  Current results! –  32 institutions! –  50 responses! •  Questions! –  Activities! –  Support! –  curriculum! faculty   library   administrator   IT   museum  
  • 9. Why DH? (individual)!
  • 10. Curricular Structure! •  Of 32 institutions surveyed: ! – 1 has a major, minor, or program! – 4 have a digital humanities course, e.g., Introduction to Digital Humanities! – 23 have courses with some Digital Humanities!
  • 11. Avenues to Engage Undergrads in Digital Humanities! Internship# Work# Thesis/Project# Undergrad#Research# Coursework# 0%# 10%# 20%# 30%# 40%# 50%# 60%# 70%#
  • 12. Digital Humanities as 
 Liberal Arts Mission! •  Undergraduate research ! •  Pedagogy! –  active & collaborative learning! –  project based & applied learning ! •  Preparing citizens in a networked world ! •  Interdisciplinary work & integrative learning! •  Civic engagement & place-based learning!
  • 13. Pedagogical Experimentation ! •  Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics, ed. Brett Hirsch, 2013! •  http:// www.openbookpublishers.com /reader/161 !
  • 14. MLA 2012: A project is born! Jentery  Sayers   Ma@  Gold   Kathy  Harris   Rebecca  Davis  
  • 15. Digital Pedagogy 
 in the Humanities: 
 
 Models, Keywords, Prototypes!
  • 16. No! •  •  •  •  •  Reflective Essays about teaching! Organized by discipline! Remediation of digital into print! Static! Isolated !
  • 17. Yes! •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Born digital! Curation of Pedagogical artifacts! Multi- & Cross-disciplinary! Interactive living archive ! Networked ! Tagged! Open!
  • 18. Keywords! •  Raymond Williams, Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society (1975 & 1983) ! •  Defining discourse! •  Building discourse across domains! •  Revealing tensions!
  • 19. Playing with Text Analysis! h@p://rebeccafrostdavis.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/reflec.ons-­‐on-­‐a-­‐text-­‐analysis-­‐assignment/    
  • 20. Keywords! •  •  •  •  Play! Failure! Text Analysis! Visualization!
  • 21. Undergraduate Research! •  Student-faculty collaborative research! •  Tasks in expertise range of students! •  Meaningful contributions! ! Chris  Blackwell  &  Tom  Mar.n,   “Technology,  Collabora.on,  and   Undergraduate  Research.”   Digital  Humani,es  Quarterly  3,   no.  1  (2009).      
  • 22. Undergrad Sourcing!
  • 23. Keywords! •  Collaboration! •  Work! •  Praxis! The  Office  Monkey  by   Flickr  user  Shaz  Wildcat  
  • 24. Wheaton College Digital History Project! •  Kathryn Tomasek, Associate Professor of History! •  History methods course! •  Transcribing & encoding archives! •  Partners: archivist, technologist, librarian!
  • 25. Day Book! Daily accounting of transactions that reflect the many business activities of Laban Morey Wheaton between 1828 and 1859! ! NEH DH Start-up grant: Encoding Financial Records for Historical Research !
  • 26. Collaborative Research Assignment! •  Stage 1: Background Reading in Secondary Sources! •  Stage 2: Transcription and Coding of Daybook Page Spreads! •  Stage 3: Writing and Editing Episodes for the History Engine! •  Stage 4: Writing a Paper Based on Primary Sources!
  • 27. Google Doc for Collecting Data!
  • 28. Process Checklist for Integrating Digital Humanities Projects into Courses! 1.  Connecting Course and Project! 2.  Scaffolding and Chunking! 3.  Collaborative Teaching! 4.  Logistics! ! http://rebeccafrostdavis.wordpress.com/ 2012/09/13/process-checklist-for-integratingdigital-humanities-projects-into-courses/ !
  • 29. Keywords! •  •  •  •  GLAM! Place-based! Collaboration! Praxis!
  • 30. Enduring Women!
  • 31. Keywords! •  •  •  •  •  GLAM! Public! Multimodal! Composition! Gender!
  • 32. Public Digital Scholarship! Cura,on,  Collabora,on,  Praxis,  Community,  Race  
  • 33. Increasing Expertise! Using  Digital   Resources   Contribu.ng   to  Digital   Resources   Producing   Digital   Resources  
  • 34. CITIZENS FOR A GLOBALLY NETWORKED WORLD!
  • 35. Digital Field Scholarship! •  Davidson, Math Maps! •  Lewis and Clark, Digital Field Scholarship Seminar! •  Muhlenberg, Documentary Research Storymapping! •  Reed College, Carbon ! Field Studies! Place-­‐based,  Collabora,on,   Praxis,  Community,   Fieldwork,  Mul,modal,   Composi,on,  Storytelling  
  • 36. Situating the Global Environment! •  Lewis & Clark College! •  https://sge.lclark.edu/ ! •  Jim Proctor, “Situated Social Learning”! •  Interdisciplinary environmental research! •  Situated research! –  Local focus on global issues!
  • 37. Social learning! •  •  •  •  Document research process! Share research resources! Share references ! Aggregate projects on blog! –  –  –  –  Maps! Tags! Concept maps! Mashups!
  • 38. Globally Networked 
 High Impact Practices! •  Common intellectual experience! –  Reflecting on research! •  •  •  •  •  •  Learning communities online! Collaborative projects! Undergraduate research! Global learning! Community-based learning! Documenting learning experiences!
  • 39. One Vision of Digital Pedagogy! •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Collaboration! Community! Composition! Curation! Failure! Fieldwork! Gender! GLAM! Multimodal! •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Place-based! Play! Praxis! Public! Race! Storytelling ! Text Analysis! Visualization! Work!
  • 40. What will your prototype be?!
  • 41. Thank you! you.! St. Edward’s University!