March 2014 DHWG Meeting Agenda


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March 2014 DHWG Meeting Agenda
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Digital Humanities Working Group Announcements and Agendas
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Thorat, Dhanashree
Acord, Sophia K.
Taylor, Laurie N.
George A. Smathers Libraries
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Agenda for the UF Digital Humanities Working Group meeting.

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25 March 2014 12:00 1:30 pm Dauer Hall 215 Digital Humanities Working Group DHWG Meet Up: Distributed Online Collaborative Courses ("The Feminist MOOC"?) DHWG Conveners Dhanashree Thorat, English, Sophia K. Acord, Associate Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, Laurie N. Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, UF Libraries, Topic Feminist scholarship has long been an important point from which to question power, discrimination, and techno centrism in scholarship and teaching. This meet up focuses on contemporary iss ues and challenges for feminist scholarship, and specifically on a Feminist Pedagogy for the Digital Age. To start the conversation, Dr. Leah Rosenberg (English) will discuss her graduate course in Caribbean Studies and This course was taught in concert with linked courses at Amherst College and the University of Mia mi for the benefit of shared learning, discussion, and Digital Humanities course project possibilities. This course models the DOCC (Distributed Online Collaborative Course) format, which is an improvement upon the current trend of the MOOC (Massive Open O nline Courses). DOCCs question inherent assumptions involved in networked infrastructures for learning, and engage learner centered pedagogies to create collaborative knowledge creation and transformational practices of design and media making. In today's meet up, we will have a chance to discuss this course with Prof. Rosenberg and her student and library collaborators, and think about building online learning experiences that no only use digital platforms, but also create them. We encourage participants to share experiences or raise questions about how feminist scholarship can develop critical teaching practices for the digital age. 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. Project Examples and Readings Jaschik, Scott (August 19, 2013) Inside Higher Ed: professors create alternative moocs "FAQ for FemTechNet" (n.d.) FEMBOT Collective and ADA: A Journal of Gender, New Media & Technology Dierkes Thrun, Petra (February 15, 2014) "Digital Pedagogy in the Traditional Literature and Gender Studies Classroom: Various Examples" HASTAC Blogs Dis cussion Questions 1. How can online learning platforms and digital resources question the construction of scholarly knowledge? 2. What collaborative possibilities are possible b etween scholars at different institutions in online education? 3. In this digital age, what are new concerns, projects, and sites for feminist scholarship and teaching?


Ongoing DHWG Projects The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) is a group of academic and library faculty, staff, and grad uate students who meet monthly to discuss current projects and topics at the intersection of digital technologies and core research needs and questions in the humanities disciplines. The Spring 2014 working groups will focus on Online Courses and Primary S ources 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 discuss assignment rubrics, optimal assignment design for online environments, a nd designing assessments to evaluate student learning and to inform our own teaching practices. For more information on the Digital Humanities at UF, see The DHWG is sharing related teaching resources and syllabi: To include your syllabus, email Laurie Taylor. Supporting Te aching and Learning in a Digital Age: Needs and Recommendations from the DHWG mail for access to the Google document Upcoming Events in the Digital Humanities See the calendar from the Center f or the Humanities & the Public Sphere for a full listing of related events: 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 )