March 22, 2012 in news by Mark Pea
As new digital methods of critical analysis reshape academic practices in profound ways, scholars have begun to use digital tools and platforms to rethink their assumptions about what can or should happen in the college classroom. From work in the online archive to encoding texts to multimodal composition, digital tools and methodologies are changing how students learn and how instructors teach. Many of these developments move beyond the physical classroom into emerging domains for hands-on learning, including the humanities lab, the library, and the open web. How do these developments lead us to rethink learning outcomes, power dynamics, assessment, etc.? Where do we draw the line between digital pedagogy and digital humanities or should we? In this seminar, two experienced practitioners of digital pedagogy will share their experiences with digital teaching and learning and consider the implications for digital pedagogy. Panelists will include:
- Katherine D. Harris, Tenured Assistant Professor, English and Comparative Literature, San Jose State University, and member the NITLE Digital Humanities Council
- Jentery Sayers, Assistant Professor, English, University of Victoria
I think that this seminar’s focus on bringing digital methods of critical analysis to the humanities and looking for profound pedagogical benefits is rather intriguing.
Contact Mark or any other member of D&D if you have an interest in this event or in the subject area.