- Lists of accounts to follow for each classmate
Many of my students seem to be locking their accounts after events of this summer like #yesallwomen, #gamergate, Gaza, Ferguson, etc
Adeline Koh does a Twitter role play assignment
How to set limits on contact
I think giving students options for how to contact you where they are comfortable is important
Janine Utell had proposed this session, but she was unable to attend so I served as moderator in her place.
Faculty need to publish in peer reviewed journals for tenure
This is weird to say because it implies that open access journals are not peer reviewed. This is propaganda coming from somewhere and I am troubled every time I hear it.
- Copyright hurdles on campus
Do you have a data management plan?
Differences between teaching schools and research schools
Haystack is helpful source for DH stuff
Funding opportunities can be opened up via the digital humanities and open access
The R1/University experience generally feels like a different universe from the one I live in that I want nothing to do with.
The idea of paying $1,000 to make an article open access is one of the most offensive ideas I have ever encountered.
What about class issues and working with various populations if there is a need for cash to access information?
That is elitist universities and publishers declaring war on the lower classes access to information.
This session was proposed and moderated by Michelle Moravec. Some of these notes were taken from the shared Google Doc for the session
Curricular transformation question as opposed to a pedagogical question
How are you differentiating between a project and an assignment?
How do you align course outcomes with digital assignments?
Misconceptions: DH projects are “fun” as opposed to work
Class assignment ideas:
Lauren Fonseca's students use Wikispaces to create end of term work
Group work rubrics are established and they are graded based on their goals.
Wikipedia: What would you add to this page to make it more credible?
Immediate rebuttal if you post something inappropriate
Wikipedia is very useful for background information and the genesis of secondary research
Student familiarity is also important
If you are going to try to have your students use a program, make sure you as the instructor know how to use it or support it.
Faculty should always begin small. Big myth that digital is easy.
Some potential platforms...
Create accessible moments within each project.
This was the session I proposed and moderated at ThatCamp Philadelphia 2014.
So much automation today...students do not learn to code, html, like a lot of us did back in the day.
What is the library's role?
Who is responsible for technology skills, students, or colleges?
Students are often scared to break something, so do not try to fix things because K-12 is so punishing of mistakes.
How can we make basic digital skills something worth learning?
Tell students to look for answers on Youtube.
What about a forum on Blackboard for students to help each other with technical problems?
What about a distance education scavenger hunt?
Is this an institutional issue or a student issue?
Many of these issues could be resolved at orientation, but it is not mandatory at many schools.
Make a list of resources for help on Blackboard for technology problems.
How do we support students after disasters?
Why aren't there tests to see if students are ready for technology requirements?
I had a great time, as always, at ThatCamp Philadelphia this year. Expect some posts coming in future weeks with my notes from the day. I attended four sessions and proposed, and then moderated, two sessions. Those sessions were on working with students in distance education who have low technology skills and a session on how the digital humanities inform scholarly communication.
As I demanded at the beginning of the summer, I did have a pretty quiet summer besides a few student issues. Not a lot going on and that was fine by me.
This fall I am teaching my normal assortment of composition courses plus a new course on graphic narratives. This course will involve graphic novels, electronic literature, and other interesting works of literature.
In a few weeks, I will be attending ThatCamp Philly as always.
My office hours for the fall are:
Laurel Hall Faculty Work Rooms M/W 830am-930am F 1130am-1230pm
Parker 413B T/THTH 830am-930am
The first session I attended at ThatCamp Philadelphia was on the digital humanities in the classroom. This was a great session that gave me a few ideas for my own classes.
- Is WordPress good for archival or manuscript work? Maybe Omeka is better for that? There seem to be pretty significant differences between the hosted and non-hosted versions.
- Someone mentioned making three minute “Ken Burns-y” videos with students.
- Student created digital editions are a good thing to have on a CV. Could help with getting teaching or alt-ac job.
- Loved the idea about students making timelines. We are trying that in my Shakespeare course with Dipity.
- What do students need to learn besides WordPress to be effective and/or employable?
- Suggestion to learn HTML and CSS.
- Students should have project to create a website for future web presence.
- I want to have students create websites to put online portfolios up, which could kickstart them to consider their web presence.
- Putting work online forces students to consider audience.
- Discussion of rewards during project as it goes instead of at end. I love this idea.
- Student Writing Assessment: Did this project achieve what you set out to do?
- Some discussion of Wikipedia projects, which I have done with mixed results in the past.
- I brought up the shared Google Docs I use with my Literature classes.
- How to deal with student concerns about online privacy.
- Deal with privacy issues at beginning of project...make sure it is clear project will be public...should put this in syllabus
- Students should consider general online presence and that future jobs will have some sort of online component.
- Students should, with that said, be permitted to post anonymously. However, should also consider anonymous posting in regards to future CV/job stuff.
- Good idea to have students search themselves online to see what their web presence is currently.