24 February 2014 12 pm 1 :30 pm Pugh Hall, room 210 Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) Meet Up Discussion: Online Courses and Primary Sources : A Conversation with Jane Landers DHWG Conveners Dhanashree Thorat, English, firstname.lastname@example.org Sophia K. Acord, Associate Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, email@example.com Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, UF Libraries, firstname.lastname@example.org Topic Teachi ng online is often taken to mean filmed lectures and student discussion boards. This DHWG meeting will up end these preconceptions by exploring how online activities can give students unique opportunities to interact with primary sources in the humanities. Seen in this way, teaching with online tools and platforms can provide immersion experiences for students, not distancing experiences. All DHWG members are warmly invited to share their tools and activities. To kick off discussion, invited presentations w ill be given by: Ed Schaefer (College of Fine Arts) on creating videos with archival documents, Franz Futternecht (LLC) on using Google sites to develop German listening comprehension, Steve Noll (History) on integrating documents into lectures, and Dhanas hree Thorat (English) on working in the UF Digital Collections. This is an informal gathering, so please feel free to bring your lunch and interested colleagues and students. As usual, excellent cookies will be provided. For those who would like additiona l background on this topic, suggested readings are below. Project Examples and Readings UF Faculty Institute website for faculty engaged in online te aching. (See, in particular, the faculty to faculty resources. UF Digital Library of the Caribbean ( dLOC ), the course syllabus for nglish) hybrid course on The YouTube video published by the BBC, used in GER 3413. The Music of the Catholic Church Catholic Church Music Through the Ages by Edward Schaefer located here Discussion Questions 1. What should students know about th e quality of online primary source materials? 2. What are the best ways to present course content in an online setting?
Ongoing DHWG Projects The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) is a group of academic and library faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly to discuss current projects and topics at the intersection of digital technologies and core research needs and question s in the humanities disciplines. The Spring 2014 working groups will focus on Online Courses and Primary Sources We will discuss how the online environment affords new ways o f interacting with online texts and how to use the online environment to enhance lea share and discuss assignment rubrics, optimal assignment design for online environments, and designing assessments to evaluate student learning and to inform our own teaching practices. For more information on the Digital Humanities at UF see www.uflib.ufl.edu/digitalhumanities The DHWG is sharing related teaching resources and syllabi: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/digitalhumanities To include your syllabus, email Laurie Taylor. Supporting Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age: Needs and Recommendations from the DHWG mail email@example.com for access to the Google document Upcoming Events in the Digital Humanities 12 March 2014 6:00 pm Pugh Hall "If It Takes All Summer": The 50th Anniversary of the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement Samuel Proctor Oral History Program 14 March 2014 Library West, r oo m 212 MarketWise: C areer Paths for Humanities PhDs Sarah Bleakney and Jill Pruett 24 March 2014 12:00 1:30 pm Pugh Hall 210 Digital Humanities Working Group Meet Up O nline Courses and Re/Sources Workshop: Designing Online Activities 31 March 2014 4:00 5:00 pm Walker Hall 200 2013 2014 Fellowship Brown Bag Series: Rothman Faculty Summer Fellow Virtual Museum of World Heritage: A 3D Digital Collection for the UF Digital Epigraphy and Archaeology Project Eleni Bozia (Department of Classics) d Annual with THATCamp UF April 2 4 & 2 5, Thursday and Friday (reading day s ) 8:15am to 4:30pm Smathers Library East ( 1A )