Digital Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts

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Published on February 6, 2014

Author: rebeccadavis



Digital Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts: Models, Keywords, and Prototypes. Talk delivered at Whittier College, February 6, 2014.

Digital Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts! Models, Keywords, and Prototypes!

Slides and References! •! •  Twitter: @frostdavis! •  #digipedkit!

Scarcity! Abundance!


The Long Tail! Mass  Industrializa.on   MOOC   Mass  Customiza.on   Amazon   Small  Liberal  Arts  Colleges  Projects   Local    

Online Learning as Delivery Method!          100%                                    MOOC                            Massive  Open  Online  Course   “Going  the  Distance:  Online  Educa.on  in  the  United  States”  (2011),  p.  7.  

MLA 2012: A project is born! Jentery  Sayers   MaP  Gold   Kathy  Harris   Rebecca  Davis  

No! •  •  •  •  •  Reflective Essays about teaching! Organized by discipline! Remediation of digital into print! Static! Isolated !

Yes! •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Born digital! Curation of Pedagogical artifacts! Multi- & Cross-disciplinary! Interactive living archive ! Networked ! Tagged! Open!

Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities:! ! ! A.! Models, Keywords, and Prototypes ! ! ! B.! Concepts, Models, and Experiments!

Keywords! •  Raymond Williams, Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society (1975 & 1983) ! •  Defining discourse! •  Building discourse across domains! •  Revealing tensions!

Digital Pedagogy Keywords! •  What are your keywords? ! •  List 5.! •  Tweet them. #digipedkit!

Playing with Text Analysis! hPp://­‐on-­‐a-­‐text-­‐analysis-­‐assignment/    

Keywords! •  •  •  •  Play! Failure! Text Analysis! Visualization!

Undergraduate Research! •  Student-faculty collaborative research! •  Tasks in expertise range of students! •  Meaningful contributions! ! Chris  Blackwell  &  Tom  Mar.n,   “Technology,  Collabora.on,  and   Undergraduate  Research.”   Digital  Humani,es  Quarterly  3,   no.  1  (2009).      

Undergrad Sourcing!

Keywords! •  Collaboration! •  Work! •  Praxis! The  Office  Monkey  by   Flickr  user  Shaz  Wildcat  

Wheaton College Digital History Project! •  Kathryn Tomasek, Associate Professor of History! •  History methods course! •  Transcribing & encoding archives! •  Partners: archivist, technologist, librarian!

Day Book! Daily accounting of transactions that reflect the many business activities of Laban Morey Wheaton between 1828 and 1859! ! NEH DH Start-up grant: Encoding Financial Records for Historical Research !

Collaboration! •  •  •  •  •  •  Ability to work in a team! Collaborative learning! Participatory culture! Group project! Needed for liberal arts colleges! Characteristic of Digital Humanities!

Collaborative Research Assignment! •  Stage 1: Background Reading in Secondary Sources! •  Stage 2: Transcription and Coding of Daybook Page Spreads! •  Stage 3: Writing and Editing Episodes for the History Engine! •  Stage 4: Writing a Paper Based on Primary Sources!

Google Doc for Collecting Data!

Process Checklist for Integrating Digital Humanities Projects into Courses! 1.  Connecting Course and Project! 2.  Scaffolding and Chunking! 3.  Collaborative Teaching! 4.  Logistics! ! 2012/09/13/process-checklist-for-integratingdigital-humanities-projects-into-courses/ !

Teamwork VALUE Rubric! Teamwork is behaviors under the control of individual team members (effort they put into team tasks, their manner of interacting with others on team, and the quantity and quality of contributions they make to team discussions.)! ! teamwork.pdf !

Enduring Women!

Keywords! •  •  •  •  •  GLAM! Public! Multimodal! Composition! Gender!

Public Digital Scholarship! Cura,on,  Collabora,on,  Praxis,  Community,  Race  

Scaffolding Digital Scholarship! Using  Digital   Resources   to  Digital   Resources   Producing   Digital   Resources  


Situating the Global Environment! •  Lewis & Clark College! • ! •  Jim Proctor, “Situated Social Learning”! •  Interdisciplinary environmental research! •  Situated research! –  Local focus on global issues!

Social learning! •  •  •  •  Document research process! Share research resources! Share references ! Aggregate projects on blog! –  –  –  –  Maps! Tags! Concept maps! Mashups!

Globally Networked 
 High Impact Practices! •  Common intellectual experience! –  Reflecting on research! •  •  •  •  •  •  Learning communities online! Collaborative projects! Undergraduate research! Global learning! Community-based learning! Documenting learning experiences!

Prototype! •  An early sample, model or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from! •  Prototyping serves to provide specifications for a real, working system rather than a theoretical one.! •  from πρῶτος (protos), "first" and τύπος (typos), "impression"!

Digital Field Scholarship! •  Davidson, Math Maps! •  Lewis and Clark, Digital Field Scholarship Seminar! •  Muhlenberg, Documentary Research Storymapping! •  Reed College, Carbon ! Field Studies! Place-­‐based,  Collabora,on,   Praxis,  Community,   Fieldwork,  Mul,modal,   Composi,on,  Storytelling  

One Vision of Digital Pedagogy! •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Collaboration! Community! Composition! Curation! Failure! Fieldwork! Gender! GLAM! Multimodal! •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Place-based! Play! Praxis! Public! Race! Storytelling ! Text Analysis! Visualization! Work!

What models inspire you? What are your keywords?
 What will your prototype be?!

Thank you! you.! St. Edward’s University!

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