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Undergrads scholars

  1. 1. Undergraduates as Public Digital Scholars AAC&U Annual Meeting January 24, 2013
  2. 2. Panelists• Rebecca Davis, Program Officer for the Humanities, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education• Jeffrey McClurken, Chair and Associate Professor of History and American Studies, University of Mary Washington• James Proctor, Professor, Environmental Studies Program, Lewis and Clark College• Daniel Chamberlain, Director, Center for Digital Learning and Research, Occidental College
  3. 3. NITLE www.nitle.org• National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education• NITLE helps liberal arts colleges integrate inquiry, pedagogy, and technology.• Issues facing liberal arts colleges• Issues arising from community
  4. 4. Globally Networked World Global Network by Flickr User WebWizzard
  5. 5. Participatory Culture• Low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement• Strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations• Informal mentorship by most experienced for novices• Members believe their contributions matter• Some degree of social connection Henry Jenkins, Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century
  6. 6. Three Challenges for Education• Participation gap• Transparency problem• Ethics challenge
  7. 7. Learning for aWorld of Webs and Networks
  8. 8. Structural Barriers• Classroom as safe, protected space• FERPA & privacy concerns• Control & authority of instructor• Wall of classroom & campus• Risk of public failure• Credit for work; copyright
  9. 9. Liberal Education: Essential Learning Outcomes• Intellectual and practical skills, like – Inquiry and analysis – Critical and creative thinking – Written and oral communication – Quantitative literacy – Information literacy – Teamwork and problem solving• Knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world;• Personal and social responsibility, including civic knowledge and engagement both locally and globally;• Integrative and applied learning.
  10. 10. High Impact Practices (Kuh)• First-Year Seminars and • Undergraduate Experiences Research• Common Intellectual • Diversity/Global Experience Learning• Learning Communities • Service• Writing-Intensive Learning, Community- Courses Based Learning• Collaborative • Internships Assignments and • Capstone Courses and Projects Projects
  11. 11. Public Digital Scholarship
  12. 12. Teaching Undergraduate Public Digital Scholarship• James Proctor, Professor, Environmental Studies Program, Lewis and Clark College• Daniel Chamberlain, Director, Center for Digital Learning and Research, Occidental College• Jeffrey McClurken, Chair and Associate Professor of History and American Studies, University of Mary Washington

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