Digital Humanities incorporates emerging technologies in classroom exercises and projects to aid students in gaining deeper computer skills and to learn how to critically analyze humanities material with quantitative methods. Often, professors teaching in the Digital Humanities make learning a new software skill or online tool part of the course curriculum, rather than expecting students to come with up-to-date technology skills when they step inside the classrom.
Dr. Croxall used this blog to elaborate on course concepts and interact with students using social media.
Amy Cavender writes as Prof Hacker in The Chronicle of Higher Education on how she decided to replace a term paper with a digital humanities project.
Includes a step-by-step guide to adding Twitter to Moodle!
Sean Takats, Director of Research Projects at the Center for History and New Media and assistant professor of history at George Mason University in 2009, blogs about his process for using Zotero Groups to interact with students as they interact with historical sources. Unfortunately, there is no part two that we could find. Take a look at this tutorial guide from ProfHacker in the Chronicle to get started.
Below are tools that instructors might want to investigate for use in course work.
ESRI's free, online tool for visualizing geospatial information as a narrative.
An tool to create interactive, web-based maps with explanatory slide shows. Would work well with student projects or as a piece for larger, more complex faculty research projects.
An tool to create interactive, web-based timelines with explanatory slide shows. Would work well with student projects or as a piece for larger, more complex faculty research projects.
Multimedia publishing tool to create multi-layerd narratives on one topic or a variety of related topics. Works well with course content with overlapping concepts and themes.
This excellent tutorial on creating the Shark Sites & Sightings Map will help you and your students get started using Google MyMaps.
A set of ready-made resources for using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to analyze events in U.S. history.
The Old Bailey API Demonstrator allows you to search and analyze the records of trails held in the Old Bailey, the central criminal court of London, U.K.. There's even a tutorial on how to read an Old Bailey trial to help get you started.
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