Digital Humanities and Undergraduate Education

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How does digital humanities fit into the undergraduate curriculum? This workshop will look at digital humanities from an institutional perspective, considering how it advances the learning outcomes of undergraduate education and sharing models of high impact practices from the digital humanities classroom.

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Digital Humanities and Undergraduate Education

  1. 1. Digital Humanities and Undergraduate Education! Getting Started in Digital Humanities with DHCommons, MLA 2014!
  2. 2. Slides and References! •  http://rebeccafrostdavis.wordpress.com/! •  Twitter: @frostdavis! •  #mla13 #s3!
  3. 3. DH and Liberal Education! Alexander & 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.!
  4. 4. NITLE Survey of Digital Humanities at Liberal Arts Colleges! •  AY 2012-2013: survey & interviews! •  Current results! –  32 institutions! –  50 responses! •  Questions! –  Activities! –  Support! –  curriculum! faculty   library   administrator   IT   museum  
  5. 5. Curricular Structure! •  Of 32 institutions surveyed: ! – 1 has a major, minor, or program! – 4 have a digital humanities course, e.g., Introduction to Digital Humanities! – 23 have courses with some Digital Humanities!
  6. 6. Why DH? (individual)!
  7. 7. Digital Pedagogy 
 in the Humanities: 
 
 Models, Keywords, Prototypes!
  8. 8. Digital Humanities as Scholarship! •  •  •  •  •  Future of scholarship (new methodologies)! Individual faculty interest! Assignment level! Course level! Department level!
  9. 9. Playing with Text Analysis! h5p://rebeccafrostdavis.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/reflecAons-­‐on-­‐a-­‐text-­‐analysis-­‐assignment/    
  10. 10. Keywords! •  •  •  •  Play! Failure! Text Analysis! Visualization!
  11. 11. Lexomics, Wheaton College! •  Computer science, statistics & Old English texts! •  Connections! •  English-Computer Science TeamTeaching! –  Computing for Poets (Comp 131)! –  Connection (Computing and Texts)!
  12. 12. Citizens for a Globally Networked World! •  Digital Literacies! •  Multiliteracies (New London Group)! •  Digital skills and practices!
  13. 13. Situating the Global Environment! •  Lewis & Clark College! •  https://sge.lclark.edu/ ! •  Jim Proctor, “Situated Social Learning”! •  Interdisciplinary environmental research! •  Situated research! –  Local focus on global issues!
  14. 14. Social learning! •  •  •  •  Document research process! Share research resources! Share references ! Aggregate projects on blog! –  –  –  –  Maps! Tags! Concept maps! Mashups! Place-­‐based,  Collabora/on,  Praxis,  Community,  Fieldwork,   Mul/modal,  Composi/on,  Storytelling  
  15. 15. Pedagogical Experimentation ! •  Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics, ed. Brett Hirsch, 2013! •  http:// www.openbookpublishers.com /reader/161 !
  16. 16. 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. !
  17. 17. High  Impact  Prac.ces  (Kuh)   •  First-­‐Year  Seminars  and   Experiences   •  Common  Intellectual   Experience   •  Learning  CommuniAes   •  WriAng-­‐Intensive   Courses   •  CollaboraAve   Assignments  and   Projects   •  Undergraduate   Research   •  Diversity/Global   Learning   •  Service  Learning,   Community-­‐Based   Learning   •  Internships   •  Capstone  Courses  and   Projects  
  18. 18. 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!
  19. 19. Undergraduate Research! •  Student-faculty collaborative research! •  Tasks in expertise range of students! •  Meaningful contributions! ! Chris  Blackwell  &  Tom  MarAn,   “Technology,  CollaboraAon,  and   Undergraduate  Research.”   Digital  Humani/es  Quarterly  3,   no.  1  (2009).      
  20. 20. The Homer Multitext Project! The  Venutus  A   manuscript  
  21. 21. Undergrad Sourcing!
  22. 22. Keywords! •  Collaboration! •  Work! •  Praxis! The  Office  Monkey  by  Flickr  user  Shaz  Wildcat  
  23. 23. Student Engagement
 Public Mission
 Liberal Education!
  24. 24. Avenues to Engage Undergrads in Digital Humanities! Internship# Work# Thesis/Project# Undergrad#Research# Coursework# 0%# 10%# 20%# 30%# 40%# 50%# 60%# 70%#
  25. 25. Enduring Women!
  26. 26. Keywords! •  •  •  •  •  GLAM! Public! Multimodal! Composition! Gender!
  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-integratingdigital-humanities-projects-into-courses/ !
  28. 28. Increasing Expertise! Using  Digital   Resources   ContribuAng   to  Digital   Resources   Producing   Digital   Resources  
  29. 29. Student Marketability! •  •  •  •  What employers want! AAC&U survey! Pannapacker article! Teamwork!
  30. 30. Online Learning?!
  31. 31. Online Learning as Delivery Method!          100%                                    MOOC                            Massive  Open  Online  Course   “Going  the  Distance:  Online  EducaAon  in  the  United  States”  (2011),  p.  7.  
  32. 32. Recruiting? !
  33. 33. Thank you! you.! St. Edward’s University!

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