Using digital humanities in the classroom : a practical introduction for teachers, lecturers, and students /

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Author / Creator:Battershill, Claire, author.
Imprint:London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
Description:viii, 220 pages ; 24 cm
Subject:Humanities -- Study and teaching.
Humanities -- Study and teaching -- Technological innovations.
Digital humanities.
Digital humanities.
Humanities -- Study and teaching.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Ross, Shawna, author.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"The first practical guide to using digital tools and resources in the Humanities classroom."--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction. Who is this book for? ; What are the digital humanities? ; Key concepts ; How to use this book ; The Web Companion ; Developing your own digital pedagogy
  • 1. Overcoming Resistance. Conquering the fear of failure ; Your own resistance ; Your colleagues' resistance ; Your students' resistance ; The best cure is prevention : establishing good habits
  • 2. Finding, Evaluating and Creating Digital Resources. Why use digital texts (and other assets)? ; Finding and evaluating digital resources ; Creating digital resources for your students ; Creating digital resources with your students ; A short guide to citation and copyright
  • 3. Ensuring Accessibility. Universal Design ; Facilitating lectures ; Promoting universal interactivity ; Providing accessible resources ; Privacy, safety, and account management ; Adapting policies for individual students and student bodies
  • 4. Designing Syllabi. Course websites ; A note on domains and web hosting ; Online syllabi ; Other digital resources for course websites ; Should you teach an introduction to DH course? ; An alternative approach : Choosing your amount of DH ; Anatomy of a syllabus I : Course information and learning objectives ; Anatomy of a syllabus II : Course policies
  • 5. Designing Classroom Activities. Activities as exploration ; Activity design : Balancing integration and flexibility ; Ten-minute exercises ; Half-hour exercises ; Whole-class exercises ; Weeklong exercises ; Writing effective prompts
  • 6. Managing Classroom Activities. Working with existing or free resources ; Many ways to secure equipment ; Troubleshooting ; In case of total failure
  • 7. Creating Digital Assignments. General principles for creating digital assignments ; Common types of digital assignments ; Writing effective assignment sheets
  • 8. Evaluating Student Work. The importance of explicit assessment criteria ; Anatomy of a rubric ; Competencies : A language for indicating success ; Involving students in evaluation processes ; Thinking beyond the rubric ; Coping with failure during assessment periods
  • 9. Teaching Graduate Students. The role of technology in twenty-first-century graduate education ; Graduate students versus undergraduate students ; Incorporating DH into graduate course work ; External opportunities ; Professionalization and the job market ; A note on alt-ac careers
  • 10. Finding Internal Support Communities. A note on the variety of support systems ; Faculty and staff in humanities, social sciences and STEM ; Libraries and special collections ; IT services ; Financial and material resources ; The ethics of collaboration
  • 11. Finding External Support Communities. Social media ; Twitter for the uninitiated ; Academic organizations ; Events: Conferences, unconferences, workshops, and institutes ; Academic publications ; External grant funding
  • 12. Connecting to Your Research. Counting more than once ; Incorporating digital methods in your research ; Producing research on digital pedagogy ; Broadening the scope of your research ; Collaborating with students.