Enable Student Creative Work with Digital Scholarship Projects

Class blog for Contemporary World Issues, taught by Chris Micklethwait

Class blog for Contemporary World Issues, taught by Chris Micklethwait

We invite all faculty to join your colleagues for a tech snack on how to engage students with digital scholarship projects on Wednesday, November 5 from 3:30 – 4:30 in Library 141.  This tech snack will feature three innovation fellows discussing a variety of digital projects:

  • Scott Christopherson, Assistant Professor, Communication will discuss his students’ creation of documentary films, including the Documenting Scotland collaborative film project that covered the vote on Scottish independence and a project to create 3-5 minute films using archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image collection
  • Christopher Micklethwait, Associate Director of First-Year Writing will discuss how his students use a Tumblr blog to collect primary and secondary sources throughout the semester for an end-of-term research essay and an annotation project by which students geo-tag data from their course textbook in Google Earth to create a crowd-sourced study guide
  • Kim Garza, Assistant Professor, Visual Studies will discuss her students’ project to create a collaborative digital timeline for the history of graphic design

Digital tools and information networks make it feasible to design project-based learning experiences that integrate students into the research process, develop 21st century literacies, and scaffold student creativity.  Such projects support the university essential learning outcome that learners will “use critical, creative, and collaborative thinking to solve problems and achieve common goals.”

Tech Snacks are informal discussions with faculty sharing ways how they integrate technology into their teaching.  Snacks will be provided.