Title

Using Digital Collections for Community College Student Research

Item Type

Presentation

Location

Elaine Langone Center, Walls Lounge

Session

#s3a: Learning through Building: Engaging Students with Digital Collections, moderator Matt Gardzina

Start Date

29-10-2016 3:30 PM

End Date

29-10-2016 5:00 PM

Description

Faculty members at Eastfield College are exploring approaches to Digital Humanities (DH) as ways to engage community college students and enhance their learning experiences. In Spring 2016, Eastfield English Professor Elizabeth Huston piloted the use of DH strategies and tools in her English 1302: Composition 2 course, which focuses on writing academic arguments and learning to conduct research. Arguing how the past impacts the present and/or future, students were asked to find one or more pieces in SMU’s CUL Digital Collections, to interpret the digitized item, and to use it as evidence to support their arguments. The success of the project led to discussions between SMU and Eastfield about the potential for a community college DH Practicum, including its planned outcomes, potential pitfalls, and possible use as a scalable model for other community college-university based DH partnerships.

Language

eng

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Oct 29th, 3:30 PM Oct 29th, 5:00 PM

Using Digital Collections for Community College Student Research

Elaine Langone Center, Walls Lounge

Faculty members at Eastfield College are exploring approaches to Digital Humanities (DH) as ways to engage community college students and enhance their learning experiences. In Spring 2016, Eastfield English Professor Elizabeth Huston piloted the use of DH strategies and tools in her English 1302: Composition 2 course, which focuses on writing academic arguments and learning to conduct research. Arguing how the past impacts the present and/or future, students were asked to find one or more pieces in SMU’s CUL Digital Collections, to interpret the digitized item, and to use it as evidence to support their arguments. The success of the project led to discussions between SMU and Eastfield about the potential for a community college DH Practicum, including its planned outcomes, potential pitfalls, and possible use as a scalable model for other community college-university based DH partnerships.