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  • Struck by how what this approach has in common with crowdsourcing. (poll audience)
  • Overall, digital humanities works at liberal arts colleges because it has been adopted to the liberal arts mission, practices, and pedagogies. These include:
  • In addition to increased levels of collaboration (a core DH value), also note the increasing expertise—we need to scaffold student projects into the curriculum—not just in one class, as Kathryn does, but across a series of courses.

    Students use digital resources—perhaps generative scholarship like the Visualizing Emancipation project.
    They contribute to digital resources—perhaps starting with crowdsourcing or working with local faculty
    They move on to produce their own resources like Enduring Women or History Harvest

    They have become knowledge creators in a globally networked world.

  • ----- Meeting Notes (1/9/14 11:38) -----
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  • Digital projects discussion

    1. 1. Digital Projects
    2. 2. The Venutus A manuscript Homer Multitext Project What new things can you do in your discipline with digital tools?
    3. 3. How do we integrate students? What are the benefits for students?
    4. 4. Undergraduate Research • Student-faculty collaborative research • Tasks in expertise range of students • Meaningful contributions Chris Blackwell & Tom Martin, “Technology, Collaboration, and Undergraduate Research.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 3, no. 1 (2009).
    5. 5. 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.
    6. 6. • First-Year Seminars and Experiences • Common Intellectual Experience • Learning Communities • Writing-Intensive Courses • Collaborative Assignments and Projects • Undergraduate Research • Diversity/Global Learning • Service Learning, Community-Based Learning • Internships • Capstone Courses and Projects High Impact Practices (Kuh)
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. Increasing Expertise Using Digital Resources Contributing to Digital Resources Producing Digital Resources
    9. 9. Students & Jobs • What employers want – AAC&U employer survey – Pannapacker, William. “No More Digitally Challenged Liberal-Arts Majors.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 18, 2013. http://chronicle.com/article/No-More-Digitally- Challenged/143079/. • Teamwork • Professionalization
    10. 10. Group Work • Small groups • Choose one group member and come up with a digital project for their class. • Work through the following checklist. • Report out on model, challenges, insights, etc.
    11. 11. 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/2012/09/1 3/process-checklist-for-integrating-digital- humanities-projects-into-courses/
    12. 12. Thank you St. Edward’s University Thank you. St. Edward’s University Thank you. St. Edward’s University Thank you. St. Edward’s University Thank you. St. Edward’s University

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