Engaging Undergraduates with Digital Scholarship Projects

October 22, 2014 § 1 Comment

Today, I’m presenting at Temple University Center for Humanities as part of their Digital Humanities in Practice series.  More information is here:  http://www.cla.temple.edu/chat/activities/index.html#davis  This post includes links, references, and slides for my talk.Center for the Humanities, Temple University

Engaging Undergraduates with Digital Scholarship Projects

In the 21st century we face complex problems that cross disciplines and require collaborative approaches. Digital tools and information networks make it feasible to design project-based learning experiences that engage students by integrating them into the research process. This presentation will provide examples of how such projects, when integrated into courses, help students develop skills to work collaboratively, apply appropriate tools, and learn flexible problem-solving skills.


Links and References

The Role of the Digital in Education

Rebecca Frost Davis. “Surveying Digital Humanities at Small Liberal Arts Colleges.” Rebecca Frost Davis: Liberal Education in a Networked World, August 19, 2013. https://rebeccafrostdavis.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/surveying-digital-humanities-at-small-liberal-arts-colleges/.

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U): https://www.aacu.org/

Frank Levy, and Richard Murnane. Dancing with Robots: Human Skills for Computerized Work. third way, 2013. http://www.thirdway.org/publications/714.

Michelle Moravec. “A Purposefully Prosaic Approach to Digital Pedagogy, or Stealthing Digitally.” MARCH: The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, October 21, 2014. http://march.rutgers.edu/2014/10/a-purposefully-prosaic-approach-to-digital-pedagogy-or-stealthing-digitally/.

Integrated, Scaffolded Curriculum


Text Analysis: Rebecca Frost Davis. “Reflections on a Text Analysis Assignment.” Rebecca Frost Davis: Liberal Education in a Networked World, November 12, 2013.  https://rebeccafrostdavis.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/reflections-on-a-text-analysis-assignment/.

Visualizing Emancipation: http://dsl.richmond.edu/emancipation/

Rebecca Frost Davis. “Experiential Learning at Wild Basin.” Instructional Technology, March 18, 2014. http://sites.stedwards.edu/instructionaltechnology/2014/03/18/experiential-learning-at-wild-basin/.


Travis County Almanac, Michael Wasserman, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science & Policy

Diderot Encyclopedia project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Uyqix9rpNn0


Latin 323: Tacitus, Professor Rebecca Benefiel, Department of Classics, Washington and Lee University

Enduring Women, Mary Brantl, Associate Professor, Visual Studies & Charles Porter, Assistant Professor, University Studies

History Harvest: http://historyharvest.unl.edu/

Overcoming Barriers

Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Models, Concepts, and Prototypes

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


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