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Digital Humanities and Liberal Education

Prezi for 2nd #TILTS symposium on the Digital and the Human(ities) and for Faculty Forum at Southwestern University, April 11, 2011

Rebecca Davis

on 12 April 2012

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Transcript of Digital Humanities and Liberal Education

Digital Humanities Small liberal Arts Colleges Liberal Education American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) http://www.aacu.org Essential Learning Outcomes http://www.aacu.org/leap/vision.cfm intellectual and practical skills
Inquiry and analysis
Critical and creative thinking
Written and oral communication
Quantitative literacy
Information literacy
Teamwork and problem solving

knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world

personal and social responsibility
including civic knowledge & engagement both locally & globally

integrative and applied learning. High Impact Practices http://www.aacu.org/leap/hip.cfm First-Year Seminars and Experiences
Common Intellectual Experience
Learning Communities
Writing-Intensive Courses
Collaborative Assignments and Projects
Undergraduate Research
Diversity/Global Learning
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning
Capstone Courses and Projects National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education http://www.nitle.org Undergraduate research
Pedagogical practices, especially active and collaborative learning, project based and applied learning
Learning about the changed digital environment or context and how to exercise liberal arts abilities (critical thinking, writing, etc.) in that context
Interdisciplinary work and other types of collaboration
Revitalizing the humanities Future? What can the digital humanities contribute to liberal education? Undergraduate Research Applied Learning Skills in a Changed Context http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/3/1/000024/000024.html Chris Blackwell & Thomas Martin. "Technology, Collaboration, and Undergraduate Research," Digital Humanities Quarterly. 2009: 3.1 Homer Multitext Project http://www.homermultitext.org/ Mary Ebbot, College of the Holy Cross
Chris Blackwell, Furman University Jen Rajchel, Bryn Mawr College Independent Research Collaborative Research Mooring Gaps:
Marianne Moore’s Bryn Mawr Poetry http://mooreandpoetry.blogs.brynmawr.edu/ Problem-Based Learning Jack Dougherty, Trinity College http://www.academiccommons.org/commons/essay/smartchoices-geospatial-tool Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age
Cathy Davidson and David Goldberg Kent Hooper, Director of the Humanities program, University of Puget Sound
Humanities 250: Digital Humanities https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1BJOxhNzxVpsXY8T9kVaDLR8AbfsFjg5DrjDVnZ_WTUQ http://www.nitle.org/live/events/100-digital-scholarship-seminar-undergraduate-digital "a nexus of fields within which scholars use computing technologies to investigate the kinds of questions that are traditional to the humanities, or, as is more true of my own work, who ask traditional kinds of humanities-oriented questions about computing technologies.”

--Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Professor of Media Studies, Pomona College in Profhacker blog http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Reporting-from-the-Digital/25473/ Defining Digital Humanities
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