October 14, 2016 § Leave a comment
Yesterday and today I’ve been at the University of North Texas as part of their Critical Digital Pedagogy faculty mentoring community. Last night, I gave a talk I’ve delivered multiple times, “Designing for Agency in the Emerging Digital Ecosystem”. I include a link to the slides and works cited below. This morning I am teaching a workshop on Digital Liberal Arts with the goal that participants will construct their own assignment. These events are important precursors the the institution wide-engagement needed to transform the curriculum and intentionally multiple high-impact assignments that gives students repeated practice partnering with technology to solve unstructured problems (complex problems to which there is not a clear answer). « Read the rest of this entry »
September 29, 2016 § Leave a comment
Today, I’m speaking at the College of Idaho as part of their Mellon-funded Digital Liberal Arts Initiative. Slides are available below, with references below that.
The Digital and the Liberal Arts
- Rebecca Frost Davis. (2015, September 14). “Freshmen are Mobile, Social, and Always Connected.” Instructional Technology. Retrieved fromhttp://sites.stedwards.edu/instructionaltechnology/2015/09/14/freshmen-are-mobile-social-and-always-connected/
- Cheryl Faux. (2015, February 27). Generation Z: Connected From Birth. Retrieved from http://www.jbchicago.com/generation-z-connected-from-birth/
- Prensky, Marc (October 2001). “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants”. On the Horizon9 (5): 1–6.
- Blended Learing in the Liberal Arts: http://blendedlearning.blogs.brynmawr.edu/
- CIC Consortium for Online Humanities Instruction: http://www.cic.edu/Programs-and-Services/Programs/Online-Humanities/Pages/default.aspx
- Poushter, Jacob. “Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage Continues to Climb in Emerging Economies.” Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project, February 22, 2016. http://www.pewglobal.org/2016/02/22/smartphone-ownership-and-internet-usage-continues-to-climb-in-emerging-economies/.
- Caldwell, Serenity, Lory Gil, and Jen Karner. “Beginner’s Guide: How to Play Pokémon Go!” iMore, August 5, 2016. http://www.imore.com/pokemon-go.
- Morrison, Brice. “How Pokemon GO’s Design Creates Systemic Crowds.”Gamasutra, July 29, 2016.http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/BriceMorrison/20160729/278115/How_Pokemon_GOs_Design_Creates_Systemic_Crowds.php.
- Wong, Julia Carrie. “The World’s Largest Pokémon Go Gathering Hits the Streets of San Francisco.” The Guardian, July 21, 2016, sec. Technology.https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jul/21/pokemon-go-gathering-san-francisco.
Newhouse, Alex. “Pokemon Go Might Finally Have Hit Its Peak Number of Users in the US.” GameSpot, July 23, 2016. http://www.gamespot.com/articles/pokemon-go-might-finally-have-hit-its-peak-number-/1100-6442135/.
- Jenkins, Henry. “Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century.” John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009. http://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45C7E0-A3E0-4B89-AC9C-E807E1B0AE4E%7D/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF.
Designing Digitally-Informed Liberal Education
- Bass, Randy, and Bret Eynon. “Open and Integrative: Designing Liberal Education for the New Digital Ecosystem.” Association of American Colleges and Universities, June 16, 2016. https://www.aacu.org/publications-research/publications/open-and-integrative-designing-liberal-education-new-digital.
- AAC&U GEMs: https://www.aacu.org/gems
- “General Education Maps and Markers: Designing Meaningful Pathways to Student Achievement.” Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), 2014.
- The LEAP Challenge: Education for a World of Unscripted Problems. (2015). Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Retrieved from http://www.aacu.org/sites/default/files/files/LEAP/LEAPChallengeBrochure.pdf
Signature Work: Collaborative Digital Scholarship Projects
- Century America | Campus, Community, and the Great War. (2015). Retrieved from http://centuryamerica.org/
- No Man’s Land | Kirksville, Missouri & the Great War. (2015). Retrieved fromhttp://truman.centuryamerica.org/
- Jeff McClurken. (April 4, 2015). Public. In Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, & Jentery Sayers (Eds.), Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments (unpublished draft). Retrieved fromhttps://github.com/curateteaching/digitalpedagogy
Scaffolding the Digital Curriculum
- Classroom Salon: http://www.classroomsalon.com/
- Lebow, D. G..; Lick, D. W. & Hartman, H. J. (2003/2004). HyLighter and Interactive Annotation: New Technology to Develop Higher-Order Thinking Skills. Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum, XXIII (1 & 2 ) 69-79. https://www.academia.edu/7907843/Lebow_D._G.._Lick_D._W._and_Hartman_H._J._2003_2004_._HyLighter_and_Interactive_Annotation_New_Technology_to_Develop_Higher-Order_Thinking_Skills._Inquiry_Critical_Thinking_Across_the_Curriculum_XXIII_1_and_2_69-79
Computer-Assisted 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/.
- Voyant Tools: https://voyant-tools.org/
FitBits and Analyzing Personal Data
- Mike Wasserman, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science & Policy, “Incorporating Personal Health Devices Into Environmental Science and Global Studies Courses in Angers, France: Understanding the Influence of Culture and Environment on Human Health” http://think.stedwards.edu/tltr/2015-tltr-pilot-projects
- FemTechNet: http://femtechnet.newschool.edu/ and
- Wikistorming: http://femtechnet.newschool.edu/wikistorming/
- “Department of Media and Communication Storymapping Project.” Accessed March 20, 2015. http://storymapping.blogs.muhlenberg.edu/.
- St. Edward’s University Innovation Fellowship:
- Blog: http://sites.stedwards.edu/innovationfellowship/
- Guidelines: http://think.stedwards.edu/instructionaltechnology/innovationfellowship
- Risk-Taking & Experimentation: http://sites.stedwards.edu/innovationfellowship/risk-taking-and-experimentation/
- Transparency Project: http://www.unlv.edu/provost/transparency
- Kenyon Essentials Project, https://cip.kenyon.edu/essentials
- LaGuardia ePortfolio: http://eportfolio.laguardia.edu/
- Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, eds. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, 2016. https://github.com/curateteaching/digitalpedagogy.
- Fiona Barnett. “The Pedagogy Project.” HASTAC, April 1, 2014.https://www.hastac.org/pedagogy-project.
January 9, 2016 § Leave a comment
What is digital pedagogy?
If you don’t have a definition, you might think of checking Wikipedia, but I’m afraid that won’t work for you. Given this absence, we’re asking our network to help us with the definition by entering it on a google form here, tinyurl.com/whatisdigped, or tweeting it to the hashtag #curateteaching.
I’ve been working on the answer to this question for the past few years in collaboration with Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers. Our project, Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments is currently under development with MLA Books, available in github at https://github.com/curateteaching/digitalpedagogy, and has one set of keywords undergoing open peer review in the MLA Commons at https://digitalpedagogy.commons.mla.org/: failure, multimodal, poetry, professionalization, project management, race, sexuality, and text analysis. « Read the rest of this entry »
December 17, 2014 § 1 Comment
I’m elated today to announce, along with my fellow editors, Matt Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and in conjunction with the Modern Language Association Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, an open-access, curated collection of downloadable, reusable, and remixable pedagogical resources for humanities scholars interested in the intersections of digital technologies with teaching and learning. This is a book in a new form. Taken as a whole, this collection will document the richly-textured culture of teaching and learning that responds to new digital learning environments, research tools, and socio-cultural contexts, ultimately defining the heterogeneous nature of digital pedagogy. You can see the full announcement here: https://github.com/curateteaching/digitalpedagogy/blob/master/announcement.md
Many of you may have heard of this born-digital project under some other names (Digital Pedagogy Keywords) and hashtags (#digipedkit). Since it was born at the MLA convention in 2012 it has been continually evolving. You can trace that evolution, in part, through my earlier presentations: https://rebeccafrostdavis.wordpress.com/tag/curateteaching/
For the future, please follow Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities on Twitter through the hashtag #curateteaching and visit our news page for updates. And if you know of a great pedagogical artifact to share, please help us curate teaching by tweeting it to the hashtag #curateteaching. We’ll be building an archive of those tweets, as well.
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. « Read the rest of this entry »
August 11, 2014 § 2 Comments
Today, I’m kicking off the Digital Pedagogy Institute: Digital Pedagogy and the Undergraduate Experience, with a Minecraft-themed talk entitled “Big Ideas in Digital Pedagogy”.
Digital pedagogy is here; it’s just unevenly distributed–at least in the world of colleges and universities. What would higher education look like if we designed not only individual learning experiences but also an entire curriculum to mirror and prepare students for life and work in a globally networked world? How could the convergence of new digital scholarly tools and methodologies, new delivery mediums, and digitally networked culture transform higher education? This session will situate the development of digital pedagogy in the current discourse about higher education–including calls for quality, completion, jobs, and access–offer a vision for transformative digital pedagogy, suggest both barriers to and strategies for achieving that vision, and engage participants in a thought experiment to design an integrated curriculum articulated by digital pedagogy.
May 16, 2014 § Leave a comment
March 3, 2014 § Leave a comment
Last October, during Open Access Week, I participated in a stimulating panel as part of the “2013–14 Tanner Talks: Information and Access: Sharing Knowledge Across Virtual Communities” at Utah State University on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Here is the description:
Peter Binfield (physicist & publisher of PeerJ, an open-access journal), Rebecca Frost Davis (an expert on digital humanities at St. Edward’s University) and Adam Moore (an expert on information ethics at University of Washington) will discuss the terms, the movements, and the philosophical impetus for and potential shortcomings of higher education as it becomes “digital” and “open.” The 2013–14 Tanner Talks, a series of cross-disciplinary events focusing on the theme “Knowledge and Community,” are a presentation of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
My role on the panel was to address Digital Humanities and Open Access. I was asked to prepare answers to these questions in advance:
- What are the benefits and costs of open access and increasing digitization of academic work?
- What is the relationship between Digital Humanities and open access?
- How is the Digital Humanities movement changing scholarship and teaching?
The video for this panel is available online as a video podcast from Utah State University.
For those who watch the video–my notes were on my iPhone. I wasn’t texting or checking email throughout the panel.
My experience in this panel led me to better articulate for myself what I’ve been discussing in subsequent talks as the change in the knowledge economy from a model of scarcity to one of abundance and the challenges of adjusting to that change, especially as they relate to scholarship and other academic practices.
February 6, 2014 § 1 Comment
Today, I am delivering a talk at Whittier College called, “Digital Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts: Models, Keywords, and Prototypes”.
Slides are here:
Scroll down for references and links to models:
January 9, 2014 § 2 Comments
Today, I’m leading a breakout session at the workshop, Get Started in the Digital Humanities with Help from DHCommons, Thursday, 9 January, 8:30–11:30 a.m., Chicago A-B, Chicago Marriott. The session hashtag is #s3 and the conference hashtag is #mla14.
Digital Humanities and Undergraduate Education
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.
Slides and References are below: