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Tags david perley,humanities,religion,university of toronto scarborough,utsc Description Presentation by Professor David Perley at UTSC, Thursday, March 17th, 2011 The Nutrition for Educators Series, sponsored by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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    Collaborative Digital Work: Mapping Religious Activity in the GTA Collaborative Digital Work: Mapping Religious Activity in the GTA Presentation Transcript

    • CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
      • Project Background and Learning Objectives
      • Project Design: Groups and Tasks
      • Digital interface – the “Religion Engine”
      • Learning Outcomes
      • Project Review
      • Conclusions: sustained and ongoing collaboration
      CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
      • Fall of 2010 (RLGB10 – Intro to the Study of Religion)
      • collaborative work as part of the first stage of the project “Mapping Religious Activity in the GTA: Past and Present”
      • groups were given the task of defining, classifying, and historically contextualizing 2 distinct religious traditions, and then mapping religious locations in the GTA related to those traditions
      CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
      • Map projects at DCSR (Frances Garrett; Pamela Klassen)
      • Christine Berkowitz and
        • The History Engine (Scott Nesbit and Rob Nelson, University of Richmond)
      • CTL
      • Student volunteers (Seyed Hossein, Mathura Karunanithy, Samia Haque)
      • UTSC library (Sarah Fedko, Lola Rudin)
      • IITS (Syed Kashif and Julia Bronfenbrener)
      CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
      • [excerpt from RLGB10 Course Outline]
      • Students will learn about
      • contemporary instances of religious activity and the global context of religions in the GTA
      • connections between religious sites (past and present) and their historical emergence in the GTA
      • cultural mapping and theoretical classification
      • Students will learn how to
      • research, design, and upload digital content
      • appreciate religious diversity on a sophisticated level in group settings
      • Students will be able to
      • offer new suggestions for classification; participate in ‘redescriptions’ of religion (JZ Smith)
      CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
      • Connections with other course requirements and course content
      • GROUPS (4 primary groups, 16 subgroups total)
      • Each of the four PRIMARY GROUPS addresses 2 major religious traditions
      • 1. Judaism and Sikhism
      • 2. Christianity and Hinduism
      • 3. Islam and East-Asian Religions
      • 4. Buddhism and 1 st Nations/Indigenous Religions
      • *SUBGROUPS : Each student is responsible for duties depending on subgroup:
      • 1. Definitions and Classifications: Traditions and Sites
      • 2. Interpretations: Insider and Outsider, E-world and “Real” World
      • 3. History of Communities: Arrivals and Establishments
      • 4. Comparative Analysis in Modern, Global, and Canadian Contexts
      • Approximate total number of students: 15 X 4 = 60 students.
      • A student’s group affiliation is, e.g., 3.4 (Islam and East-Asian Religions, Comparative Analysis in Modern, Global, and Canadian Contexts).
      CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
      • TASKS
        • GROUP MEMBERSHIP (Wishlist)
        • DELEGATION OF DUTIES (BASED ON * WORKSHEET )
      • RESOURCES USED
        • Computer rooms in BV
        • RLGB10 Libguide
        • E-Resources
          • Encyclopedia of Religion
          • Websites
        • *Turnitin.com*
        • THE RELIGION ENGINE
      • ACTIVITIES – PRESENTATIONS/ROUNDTABLES
      CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
      • www.turnitin.com and the need for digital review
      CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
      • The Religion Engine
      • *‘tags’ feature
      CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
      • Collaboration between subgroups :
      • “ Redescription”?
      • GTA and religious pluralisation
      • Global connections with the GTA
      CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
      • Development and Improvement
        • Better processes of review
        • More customized form fields for data entry
        • More class time for presentations and intergroup analysis
        • “ Redescription” and “tags”
        • In-class evaluation for teaching effectiveness
      • Suggestions for improvement?
      CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley
      • sustained and ongoing collaboration
      • Resources and help? (CTL; IITS)
      CTL Talk Mar17-11 - Dr. D. Perley