Category Archive: Teaching

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Hack-a-thon: Design a DH/Multimodal Degree Program

In this hack-a-thon, I suggest we design our own digital humanities undergraduate/graduate degree curriculum. There are many emerging programs that offer something like digital humanities (WSU’s Digital Technology and Culture and WSU-Vancouver’s Creative Media and Digital Culture, Marylhurst’s online/hybrid DH program, Georgia Tech’s Multimodal Communication program, FSU’s Histories of Text Technologies program, UCLA’s Digital Humanities program, U …

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Teaching Mobz

26 : 1 Teaching is a lonely profession. Let’s work on ways we can make it less solitary: Inter-institutional collaboration Co-teaching Group teaching observations Roving mobs of teachers… Class swaps What else?  

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Discussion: Teaching with Critical Code Studies

I’ll be the first to admit that I find Critical Code Studies intimidating. Yet, I find the questions posed by theorists in this field to be very productive for thinking about hybrid pedagogy across disciplines, and I think that approaching this topic in discussion may help us conceptualize our work. I will bring a few …

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Building, Making, and Creating in the Humanities Classroom

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One of the things I find the most compelling about the digital humanities is its focus on building. Stephen Ramsay’s “On Building,” says that those involved in the digital humanities are fundamentally interested in making things – rather than exclusively focusing on the genre of criticism. I don’t believe, by the way, that criticism and …

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General Discussion: Student Portfolios and the Big Picture

As an ed-tech librarian I’ve been working with different departments on creating an online portfolio piece for their students. Unfortunately, this has been limited so far to portfolios that only demonstrate a student’s work in a specific department or class – not the student’s work across all classes, activities, and experiences. I would really love …

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Compositing & New Recursivity: Assessing Multimodal Production

In the last #digped conversation, I cited Cheryl Ball’s paper “Show, Not Tell” explaining “Most people have not been trained to view online forums as scholarly. We are encouraged to read and write, in any and every way, but ‘new media scholarship may be dismissed as having an unnecessarily fussy ‘advertising aesthetic’… making it unworthy …

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Grab Bag: Web Tools and-or Assignments Show and Tell

This is inspired by a similar session I saw at THATcamp LAC 2011.  Anyone who wanted to share a cool tool / app / method that they were using in their classes or personal workflow could use the classroom computer to quickly demo the tool / app / method in about 3 minutes.  We were …

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Distance, Blended, F2F: Classroom 2.0

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Now that the face-to-face classroom is no longer the de facto setting for learning, what are the best practices for blending embodiment and virtuality? I work in and study virtual classroom software in the context of my classes at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication.  Living in Portland, OR but working in …

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General Discussion Session Proposal: Digital Humanities in a Community College Literature Class

I am currently working on a project entitled “Bringing Digital Humanities to the Community College and Vice Versa” and am teaching a Women Writers class (ENG260) at Lane Community College in Eugene this fall. It meets on MW in a traditional classroom and on Friday for one hour in a wired classroom. I’ve taught online …

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