My latest at NITLE’s Techne blog: What is Digital Field Scholarship?

August 17, 2012 § 1 Comment

Originally posted on August 17, 2012 at NITLE’s Techne blog, http://blogs.nitle.org/2012/08/17/what-is-digital-field-scholarship/

The Domain of Digital Field Scholarship

The Domain of Digital Field Scholarship

On August 29 at 4 pm EDT Prof. Jim Proctor of Lewis and Clark College will lead a NITLE Seminar on digital field scholarship and offer the opportunity for faculty and staff in the NITLE network to join a sandbox and experiment with this approach over the next academic year.  Some of you may be wondering what, exactly, digital field scholarship is and why it is important for liberal arts colleges. « Read the rest of this entry »

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My Latest from NITLE’s Techne Blog: Mapping Stories for Student Learning

January 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

Originally posted on January 24, 2012 at NITLE’s Techne blog, http://blogs.nitle.org/2012/01/24/mapping-stories-for-student-learning/

Pins indicate stories in the Cleveland Historical Mobile App.

How might projects combining digital storytelling and mapping help students learn?  Digital storytelling has become a prevalent pedagogy at small liberal arts colleges, as we explored in a previous impromptu videoconference discussion.  Aggregating and visualizing stories spatially, offers a layer of analysis and synthesis to the student learning experience.  Since residential liberal arts colleges often have a strong sense of place, this spatial aspect to storytelling seems especially promising. Yesterday, ten faculty and staff involved or interested in such projects joined me for a Google+ Hangout to discuss the challenges and benefits of place-based storytelling. « Read the rest of this entry »

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