Teaching the Digital Humanities, University of Puget Sound

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These are slides from Digital Scholarship Seminar: Undergraduate Digital Humanities Courses. These slides describe an assignment using VoiceThread that was embedded in the UPS digital humanities course and were shared by Lauren Nicandri, Educational Technologist for the Social Sciences, and Laura Schick, Social Sciences Librarian, who co-taught this course at the University of Puget Sound.

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    1. 1. Why VoiceThread? <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Synthesis and creation of digital product </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to display images and other media </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Verbal analysis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small learning curve </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free, online tool (voicethread.com) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    2. 2. The Assignment <ul><li>Create a digital museum gallery including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In-depth, collaborative analysis and interpretation of Blue Mountain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add additional images/media to VoiceThread </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citation of images and information </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Challenges <ul><li>Variety of undergraduate skill levels: technology savvy and academic content </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assumptions about digital natives </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students’ difficulty translating print skills into digital medium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assumptions about academic integrity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Explicit vs. implicit assignment requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of student creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do traditional assessment techniques apply? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feedback loop became necessary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarified expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students received verbal critique of draft </li></ul></ul>

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