Austin College Digital Humanities Colloquium       Its Not About the Tools:Weaving Digital Humanities into Literature     ...
Student Perspective                          Re:Humanities 2012ws.haverford.edu/blogs/rehumanities/2010/12/08/video-rehuma...
The Digital Humanities       or digital humanities?http://chronicle.com/article/Stop-Calling-It-Digital/137325/
Whatever else it might be then, the digital humanities today is about ascholarship (and a pedagogy) that is publicly visib...
2012
A Day in the Life of a Digital      Humanist 2012
2009 & 2012
Risk & Play in Student Work
How to get DH/dh into assignments3 Levels of DH-inflected Courses•Single day (bloom & fade)•Single assignment(s)•Entire co...
Bloom & Fade
Bloom & Fade:        Sacrilege to the Bookhttp://www.fairmatter.com/2012/11/sacrilege-to-the-book.html
Bloom & Fade:Results of Sacrilege
Single Assignments:Tweeting as a Literary Characterhttp://triproftri.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/tweeting-as-a-character/
Take it to the limit: Collaborative Play           Heroes in Diablo III
Using Your Tools: Visualization on White                         Board     Old-School Infographic of A Clockwork Orangehtt...
Collaborative Project:               The Men’s Melange authors a wiki page on Sheridanhttp://triproftri.wordpress.com/2012...
But how do you grade collaboration?      http://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/pdf/teamwork.pdf
Public     Scholarship:    Graduate Students        create digital    scholarly edition to•   Follow our progresspeer     ...
Challenges: Smaller Issues(1) Crafting learning outcomes for courses, syllabi &    assignments: High Impact Practices & as...
Lessons Learned: Great!• Students appreciate freedom to explore• Students enjoy collaborative moments• Students embrace in...
Lessons Learned: Challenges• Students need guidance & project management• Students require boundaries with scaffolded  ass...
Finding the Right Tool
What to do Next?http://triproftri.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/upsworkshop/
Also, show off!                 MLA 2014 CFPThe Discussion Group on Computer Studies of Languages andLiterature will host ...
Resources for the Digital Humanist or Digi-Curious • Digital Humanities Summer Institute: http://dhsi.org/) • Digital Peda...
It's Not About the Tools:  Weaving Digital Humanities into Literature Courses
It's Not About the Tools:  Weaving Digital Humanities into Literature Courses
It's Not About the Tools:  Weaving Digital Humanities into Literature Courses
It's Not About the Tools:  Weaving Digital Humanities into Literature Courses
It's Not About the Tools:  Weaving Digital Humanities into Literature Courses
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In line with the first Mellon planning grant goal (" To learn about best practices for digital humanities teaching in the liberal arts context"), I will focus on in-class learning strategies using (or not) digital tools to engage with Digital Humanities. During the Fall semester, I blogged for WW Norton Publishers (http://www.fairmatter.com/katherine-harris/) about two traditional literature courses that I converted into Digital Humanities courses by employing open access tools as well as digital literary media.  I walked into many of the class meetings and asked students to go off and do something -- as a test to see how many of them were truly "digital natives." Some of the digital tools were incredibly helpful while others were not. Twitter and tweeting as a character was one of their favorite assignments by far; not far behind was creating a pastiche from a ripped up novel and then posting that pastiche to their blogs. 

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  • Katherine D. Harris: The Polite History of Our Time MLA Panel: Writing and/as Curatorship: The History of the Book
  • It's Not About the Tools: Weaving Digital Humanities into Literature Courses

    1. 1. Austin College Digital Humanities Colloquium Its Not About the Tools:Weaving Digital Humanities into Literature Courses Katherine D. Harris Dept. of English & Comparative Literature San Jose State University katherine.harris@sjsu.edu @triproftri Twitter Hashtags: #acdhcoll
    2. 2. Student Perspective Re:Humanities 2012ws.haverford.edu/blogs/rehumanities/2010/12/08/video-rehumanities-undergraduate-sy
    3. 3. The Digital Humanities or digital humanities?http://chronicle.com/article/Stop-Calling-It-Digital/137325/
    4. 4. Whatever else it might be then, the digital humanities today is about ascholarship (and a pedagogy) that is publicly visible in ways to which we aregenerally unaccustomed, a scholarship and pedagogy that are bound up withinfrastructure in ways that are deeper and more explicit than we are generallyaccustomed to, a scholarship and pedagogy that are collaborative and dependon networks of people and that live an active 24/7 life online. Isn’t thatsomething you want in your English department?
    5. 5. 2012
    6. 6. A Day in the Life of a Digital Humanist 2012
    7. 7. 2009 & 2012
    8. 8. Risk & Play in Student Work
    9. 9. How to get DH/dh into assignments3 Levels of DH-inflected Courses•Single day (bloom & fade)•Single assignment(s)•Entire course (scaffolded)
    10. 10. Bloom & Fade
    11. 11. Bloom & Fade: Sacrilege to the Bookhttp://www.fairmatter.com/2012/11/sacrilege-to-the-book.html
    12. 12. Bloom & Fade:Results of Sacrilege
    13. 13. Single Assignments:Tweeting as a Literary Characterhttp://triproftri.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/tweeting-as-a-character/
    14. 14. Take it to the limit: Collaborative Play Heroes in Diablo III
    15. 15. Using Your Tools: Visualization on White Board Old-School Infographic of A Clockwork Orangehttp://www.fairmatter.com/2012/10/old-fashioned-visualizations.html
    16. 16. Collaborative Project: The Men’s Melange authors a wiki page on Sheridanhttp://triproftri.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/collaborative-project-on-19th-century-materials-assignment/
    17. 17. But how do you grade collaboration? http://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/pdf/teamwork.pdf
    18. 18. Public Scholarship: Graduate Students create digital scholarly edition to• Follow our progresspeer submit for on Twitter #beardstair review• Check the blog:• http://beardstair.wordpress.com
    19. 19. Challenges: Smaller Issues(1) Crafting learning outcomes for courses, syllabi & assignments: High Impact Practices & assessing them;(2) Professional documentation for both student & faculty requires “doing the risky thing,” committing to playfulness, & documenting failure(3) Collaboration vs. group work: students as “learners”; grading collaboration - see rubric pdf;(4) Daily digital pedagogy using tools: NINES Collex, Wordle, Tapor;(5) Scaffolding within a single course;(6) What are your challenges?
    20. 20. Lessons Learned: Great!• Students appreciate freedom to explore• Students enjoy collaborative moments• Students embrace interdisciplinarity• Students want ownership of their projects• Students revel in becoming the “experts”• Students understand the rigors of public scholarship• Students are willing to become Digital Humanists
    21. 21. Lessons Learned: Challenges• Students need guidance & project management• Students require boundaries with scaffolded assignments• Students need to work towards completion inside the curriculum
    22. 22. Finding the Right Tool
    23. 23. What to do Next?http://triproftri.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/upsworkshop/
    24. 24. Also, show off! MLA 2014 CFPThe Discussion Group on Computer Studies of Languages andLiterature will host a showcase session to highlightinnovative work by undergraduate and graduate students inthe digital humanities. This session aims to demonstrate howstudents, at different levels and from a range of institutions,are expanding their research horizons by engaging in digitalprojects. Submissions might address any aspect of studentwork on DH projects, related course work, digital theses, andmore. Each accepted panelist will have a workstation atwhich to demonstrate and discuss their project. We welcomeproposals that include a collaborator or advisor. Please email150-word abstracts to the group’s chair, Amy Earhart(aearhart@tamu.edu), by March 15, 2013.  
    25. 25. Resources for the Digital Humanist or Digi-Curious • Digital Humanities Summer Institute: http://dhsi.org/) • Digital Pedagogy Resources, DHSI: http://web.uvic.ca/~englblog/pedagogydhsi/ • Digital Humanities Winter Institute: http://mith.umd.edu/announcingdhwi/ • NITLE: http://www.nitle.org/live/events/129-teaching-dh-101- introduction-to-the-digital • DH Commons, match.com for DHers: http://dhcommons.org/ • DH Answers: http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ • NINES: http://www.nines.org/ • 18Connect: http://www.18thconnect.org/ • Bamboo DIRT Tools: http://dirt.projectbamboo.org/ • MLA Guidelines for Digital Scholarship: http://www.mla.org/guidelines_evaluation_digital

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