February 27, 2015
The symposium will begin with a day of morning and afternoon workshops in 407 Hale Library.
Integrating Digital Humanities in Pedagogy: Choosing Courses, Learning Objectives and Tools | Jeff McClurken
Workshop leader: Jeff McClurken, University of Mary Washington
This workshop will be aimed at working through the practical and pedagogical choices about creating a digital humanities course. We will explore sample syllabi, discuss potential projects, survey various tools, and identify obvious and not-so-obvious pitfalls to constructing a class that engages students in the scholarship and practice related to digital humanities. Not in the humanities? Come join us anyway. Most of these ideas and approaches apply to incorporating technology into any course.
While there are no formal prerequisites to this workshop, please come with ideas for a course that you can discuss with the other workshop participants.
Practicing Digital Humanities in the Classroom: Tools and Methods
As an extension of the first workshop, we will focus on integrating digital humanities in the classroom by exploring a variety of digital humanities related resources available at Kansas State University as well as introducing a specific pedagogy intervention, students writing Wikipedia articles for classroom assignments. Often replacing research papers and/or literature reviews, these assignments ask students to practice disciplinary research and writing skills to fill gaps for a public audience.
This workshop will explore the tools available through the Wikipedia Education Program, common assignment design concerns, example assignments run by faculty at Kansas State University in the departments of English and Art, examination of how the program's lessons learned can be applied to other digital assignments, and provide time for developing a Wikipedia assignment for your own classroom.
Examples will be focused on humanities topics, but faculty in all disciplines are welcome.
Registration for the event is available at https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bf3eSwR1m3abust