Engaging Undergraduates with Collaborative Digital Scholarship Projects

June 19, 2015 § 2 Comments

On Friday, June 19, 2015 I’m presenting a plenary talk on “Engaging Undergraduates with Collaborative Digital Scholarship Projects” at the New American Colleges and Universities 2015 Summer Institute and Chairs Workshop.  This talk argues for intercampus collaborative digital scholarship projects as signature work in the emerging digital ecosystem, then lays out a scaffolded curriculum to develop that work, then finally examines the changes in faculty roles this type of work requires. Slides and references are below.

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Engaging Undergraduates with Digital Scholarship Projects

October 22, 2014 § Leave a 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 « Read the rest of this entry »

Big Ideas in Digital Pedagogy

August 11, 2014 § 2 Comments

Me as a Minecraft Skin

Me as a Minecraft Skin

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”.

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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.

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Digital Humanities and Undergraduate Education

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.

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Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities

December 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

Today, I gave a presentation at Washington and Lee University called, “Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Models, Keywords, Prototypes”.  The presentation kicked off the digital humanities day of the Winter Faculty Academy at Washington and Lee.  I was striving to give my vision of digital pedagogy based on a set of models from liberal arts colleges.  Slides are on Slideshare:  http://www.slideshare.net/rebeccadavis/digital-pedagogy-in-the-humanities-models-keywords-prototypes

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Doing Digital Humanities at Community Colleges

November 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

Last month, I had the privilege of being part of an excellent conversation about doing digital humanities at community colleges. A group of DH-experts joined community college faculty for an NEH-Office of Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant-funded workshop, “Bringing Digital Humanities to the Community College–and Vice Versa.” Anne McGrail, who organized the event, has now posted the storify:

Reflections on a Text Analysis Assignment

November 12, 2013 § 2 Comments

Word Cloud of a Translation of Vergil's Aeneid

Word Cloud of a Translation of Vergil’s Aeneid

In Spring 2013, I taught LAT312K: Intermediate Latin at the University of Texas-Austin.  This was the fourth and last required course in the Latin sequence at UT and focused on Vergil’s Aeneid.  The course functioned both as a cap to a student’s Latin experience (several of my students were graduating seniors finishing off their required courses) and a gateway into advanced study of Latin literature and culture for Classics majors.  One of my goals in the course was introducing students to a variety of approaches scholars take to the study of Latin literature in general and Vergil’s Aeneid in particular. This goal allowed me to include a digital humanities element in the course by having my students experiment with digital methodologies.  One such assignment focused on text analysis.  I include the assignment below, as well as my reflections on how this pedagogical experiment went. « Read the rest of this entry »

Materials and Twitter Archive for St. Edward’s 2013 Teaching Symposium

August 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

I created a storify to aggregate content, materials, and an archive of tweets from the 2013 Teaching Symposium at St. Edward’s University.  You can see that storify here: http://storify.com/FrostDavis/2013-teaching-symposium-at-st-edward-s-university

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Using Disruption to Stay on Course

August 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

Tomorrow, Thursday, August 22, I’ll be presenting as part of the Opening Plenary panel of the St. Edward’s Annual Teaching Symposium.  Below are my slides for the symposium the description of the plenary panel, and resources for my presentation.

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Surveying Digital Humanities at Small Liberal Arts Colleges

August 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

During the academic year 2012-2013, I conducted a survey about the motivations and practices of digital humanities at small liberal arts colleges.  Last month at the annual Digital Humanities Conference, I shared some results of that survey in a panel session on the Future of Undergraduate Digital Humanities, organized by Brian Croxall and Kate Singer.  You can see my slides from that presentation here:

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