Learning Outcomes for a Globally Networked World

February 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

Today, I am leading a session at Trinity University’s Collaborative for Learning and teaching on learning outcomes for a globally networked world. Here is the description:

Digital technologies and the Internet have changed the context for civic, work, and personal life, forcing the production and exchange of knowledge into an increasingly public, global, collaborative, and networked space, and increasing capacity to tackle complex questions across disciplines. How do we prepare students to be lifelong learners who are adaptive, networked and engaged citizens in this context? While the essential learning outcomes of liberal education promise to prepare students for ever-changing contexts, should we consider additional learning outcomes for the liberally educated student? In this workshop, we will debate literacies and skills required for today’s knowledge ecosystem, critique proposals for learning outcomes that reflect these new abilities, and formulate essential learning outcomes for liberal education in a globally networked world.

My presentation is available on Prezi. I’ll also be using this handout, which I adapted from one by Tanya Clement: Multiliteracies_chart_adapted

Finally, here is some relevant bibliography: « Read the rest of this entry »

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My latest at NITLE’s Techne blog: Building Capacity through Professional Development

January 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

Originally posted on January 07, 2013 at 10:59AM at Techne, http://blogs.nitle.org/2013/01/07/building-capacity-through-professional-development/

If you are looking to build your capacity in digital humanities, consider one of the NEH-funded Institutes for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities.  The calendar of current opportunities is here: http://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh/institutes

Topics for this year’s institutes include digital research in modern studies, 3D visualization for cultural heritage sites, linked open data for Ancient Mediterranean and Near East Studies, data curation, high performance sound technologies, text-encoding (TEI), and tool building.

My latest at NITLE’s Techne blog: Building Capacity in DH: Introductions & Institutes

August 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

Originally posted on August 31, 2012 at 04:13PM at Techne, http://blogs.nitle.org/2012/08/31/building-capacity-in-dh-introductions-institutes/

This installment of NITLE’s series on Building Capacity in Digital Humanities within the NITLE Network, focuses on two types of training opportunities for liberal arts faculty and staff.

Digital methodologies and new media are transforming humanities teaching and scholarship, but current humanities faculty and professional staff face challenges in learning and applying these new approaches, collectively termed the “digital humanities” or DH for short.  Newcomers can find a variety of professional development opportunities, including online seminars,unconferences with associated brief workshops, workshops at professional conferences, and 1-2 week institutes.  When I surveyed existing training opportunities, I found two main types to be common—introductions and institutes. « Read the rest of this entry »

Case Studies of Digital Humanities Pedagogy

August 3, 2012 § 1 Comment

What are the characteristics of digital humanities pedagogy? What are high impact practices for digital humanities teaching and learning?  We’ll attempt to answer these questions in a session on “Teaching and Learning with Digital Scholarship” in Bucknell University’s Comparative Humanities Summer Seminar on digital scholarship in the humanities.  To help us think through these questions, we’ll be examining the following cases: « Read the rest of this entry »

Digital Scholarship and Liberal Education

August 3, 2012 § 1 Comment

Next week I’ll be leading two sessions as part of the Comparative Humanities Summer Seminar on digital scholarship in the humanities, August 7-10, 2012 at Bucknell University.  Here are the descriptions of those sessions. « Read the rest of this entry »

Digital Humanities and Liberal Education at Oxford IPLA

May 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’m teaching a two-day workshop on Digital Humanities and Liberal Education as part of the Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts at Oxford College of Emory University.

Here’s the description of the workshop.

Digital Humanities and Liberal Education

Digital technologies and the Internet have changed the context for inquiry and pedagogy, forcing the production and exchange of knowledge into an increasingly public, global, collaborative, and networked space, and increasing capacity to tackle complex questions across disciplines. How can we prepare our students to live and work in this changed context? How can and should liberal education change to meet that need? The digital humanities offer undergraduates opportunities to engage in authentic, applied research in the humanities and prepares leaders for the twenty-first century world of webs and networks.

Other posts about the workshop, including materials and agenda, are available on the IPLA blog.

Many thanks to my co-teacher,  Sean Lind, Digital Services Librarian at Oxford College.

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