Everything  is  Cool  
When  You’re  Part  
of  a  Team  	
Rebecca Frost Davis
THATCamp DHCollaborate 2014
Slides  and  References	
•  http://rebeccafrostdavis.wordpress.com/
•  Twitter: @frostdavis
•  #THATCamp
•  #dhcoll14
The  Lego  Movie  (2014)	
http://youtu.be/vx5n21zHPm8
“Why  We  Fight”	
•  Openness
•  Collaboration
•  Collegiality and Connectedness
•  Diversity
•  Experimentation
•  Spiro,...
 
Visualization  from  Voyant  +  
Humanist	
Geoffrey Rockwell, “Growth of ‘collaboration’ and ‘collaborations’ across the...
A  Brief  History  .  .  .
MA  &  PhD,  Classical  Studies
Sunoikisis
Associated  Colleges  of  the  
South
Digital  Humanities  Initiative	
•  Digital Scholarship Seminars
•  Davis, Rebecca Frost, and Quinn Dombrowski.
Divided an...
Texas  Language  
Consortium
Digital  Pedagogy  in  the  Humanities:  
Concepts  Models  &  Experiments  	
Matt Gold
Kathy Harris
Jentery Sayers
Rebecc...
Why  do  we  
collaborate?
COMMUNITY
Maintaining  Connections	
•  Strategic face-to-face meetings
o  Sunoikisis Summer Curriculum Seminars
o  Sunoikisis Underg...
CREATIVE  FRUCTIFICATION
DH  and  Liberal  Education	
Bryan Alexander &
Rebecca Frost Davis.
“Should Liberal Arts
Campuses Do Digital
Humanities? P...
Challenges  &  Strategies	
•  Challenges
o  Group Think
o  Clarifying credit
o  Communication at a distance
o  Documenting...
AGGREGATION
Digital  Pedagogy  
in  the  
Humanities	
General  
Editors	
Curator	
	
Contributor	
User	
User	
Contributor	
Curator	
 Cu...
Challenges	
•  Organization
•  Participation
•  Quality
•  Stilfe creativity?
Strategies	
•  Events drive participation (DHCommons)
•  Intrinsic Motivation
•  Community & Connectedness
•  Standardizat...
HYBRIDIZATION
Belbin  Team  Roles	
•  Plant
•  Specialist
•  Monitor-Evaluator
•  http://
www.improvingteams.c
om/using-the-nine-
belbin...
Enduring  Women
Challenges  &  Strategies	
•  Multiliteracies
•  Team Skills
•  Planning ahead
•  Virtual organizations
•  Cultural differ...
Process  Checklist  for  Integrating  Digital  
Humanities  Projects  into  Courses	
1.  Connecting Course and Project
2. ...
Teamwork  VALUE  Rubric	
Teamwork is behaviors under the control of individual
team members (effort they put into team tas...
SOCIAL  LEARNING
Networked  Learning	
•  George Siemens. “Connectivism: A Learning Theory
for the Digital Age.” elearnspace, December 12,
2...
PARTICIPATORY  CULTURE
Scarcity Abundance
OUTREACH  &  ADVOCACY
Keyword
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  1. 1. Everything  is  Cool   When  You’re  Part   of  a  Team   Rebecca Frost Davis THATCamp DHCollaborate 2014
  2. 2. Slides  and  References •  http://rebeccafrostdavis.wordpress.com/ •  Twitter: @frostdavis •  #THATCamp •  #dhcoll14
  3. 3. The  Lego  Movie  (2014) http://youtu.be/vx5n21zHPm8
  4. 4. “Why  We  Fight” •  Openness •  Collaboration •  Collegiality and Connectedness •  Diversity •  Experimentation •  Spiro, Lisa. “‘This Is Why We Fight’: Defining the Values of the Digital Humanities.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold. University of Minnesota Press, 2012. http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/part/2
  5. 5.   Visualization  from  Voyant  +   Humanist Geoffrey Rockwell, “Growth of ‘collaboration’ and ‘collaborations’ across the Humanist corpus” [1987-2007]. http://voyant-tools.org/?corpus=humanist
  6. 6. A  Brief  History  .  .  .
  7. 7. MA  &  PhD,  Classical  Studies
  8. 8. Sunoikisis
  9. 9. Associated  Colleges  of  the   South
  10. 10. Digital  Humanities  Initiative •  Digital Scholarship Seminars •  Davis, Rebecca Frost, and Quinn Dombrowski. Divided and Conquered: How Multivarious Isolation Is Suppressing Digital Humanities Scholarship. National Institute for  Technology in Liberal Education, Spring 2011. http://www.nitle.org/live/files/36-divided-and- conquered. •  Digital Humanities Commons
  11. 11. Texas  Language   Consortium
  12. 12. Digital  Pedagogy  in  the  Humanities:   Concepts  Models  &  Experiments   Matt Gold Kathy Harris Jentery Sayers Rebecca Davis MLA  2012
  13. 13. Why  do  we   collaborate?
  14. 14. COMMUNITY
  15. 15. Maintaining  Connections •  Strategic face-to-face meetings o  Sunoikisis Summer Curriculum Seminars o  Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Symposium •  Regular meetings, even if virtual o  IONIC: inorganic chemists •  Social software •  Doing stuff together •  Shared culture, language, and experiences
  16. 16. CREATIVE  FRUCTIFICATION
  17. 17. DH  and  Liberal  Education Bryan Alexander & Rebecca Frost 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.
  18. 18. Challenges  &  Strategies •  Challenges o  Group Think o  Clarifying credit o  Communication at a distance o  Documenting work •  Tools & Strategies o  Write before braistorming out loud (KJ technique) o  Collaborative writing (wikis, blogs) o  Collaborators’ Bill of Rights
  19. 19. AGGREGATION
  20. 20. Digital  Pedagogy   in  the   Humanities General   Editors Curator Contributor User User Contributor Curator Curator Advisory   Board Designers Press
  21. 21. Challenges •  Organization •  Participation •  Quality •  Stilfe creativity?
  22. 22. Strategies •  Events drive participation (DHCommons) •  Intrinsic Motivation •  Community & Connectedness •  Standardization, templates, models •  Creative partnerships o  DHCommons & CenterNet o  DiRT, Commons in a Box, DHCommons •  Need
  23. 23. HYBRIDIZATION
  24. 24. Belbin  Team  Roles •  Plant •  Specialist •  Monitor-Evaluator •  http:// www.improvingteams.c om/using-the-nine- belbin-team-roles-for- team-development/ •  Resource Investigator •  Team Worker •  Coordinator •  Shaper •  Implementer •  Completer-Finisher
  25. 25. Enduring  Women
  26. 26. Challenges  &  Strategies •  Multiliteracies •  Team Skills •  Planning ahead •  Virtual organizations •  Cultural differences •  Requires more time •  Structures prevent collaboration
  27. 27. 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-integrating-digital-humanities- projects-into-courses/
  28. 28. Teamwork  VALUE  Rubric Teamwork is behaviors under the control of individual team members (effort they put into team tasks, their manner of interacting with others on team, and the quantity and quality of contributions they make to team discussions.) http://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/pdf/ teamwork.pdf
  29. 29. SOCIAL  LEARNING
  30. 30. Networked  Learning •  George Siemens. “Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age.” elearnspace, December 12, 2004. •  Knowledge ecology •  Learners create pathways •  Networks of learners & content
  31. 31. PARTICIPATORY  CULTURE
  32. 32. Scarcity Abundance
  33. 33. OUTREACH  &  ADVOCACY
  34. 34. Keyword

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