Speaker Series

Blended Learning Speaker Series

We continue to bring outstanding speakers to campus to present their work on a wide variety of blended learning topics. For more information and a complete schedule of Blended Learning events, see the Upcoming Events page.

Blended Learning Speakers 2016 - 2017:

Women Writers Project Event poster

Julia Flanders, Ph.D.

The Women Writers Project at 30
May 8, 2017 at 3:30 & 4:45 pm in the Library Lecture Room

3:30 - 4:30 pm - The Women Writers Project at 30: The Data of Writing, Reception, and Intertextuality

The Women Writers Project is approaching its 30th year as a digital humanities research and publication project. This presentation will explore the WWP's history and its research program in scholarly text encoding, including a close look at two projects focusing on reception history and intertextuality.

4:45 - 5:45 pm - Under the Hood of the WWP: Data, Tools, and Education

This presentation will look at how the Women Writers Project's publications work, including TEI-encoded data, XML publishing systems, and the work flows and training materials that support this rich and complex information environment. We'll also consider the principles of sustainability that have enabled these systems to survive and adapt over three decades of changing technologies and needs.

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Choose Your Own Witch-trials Event poster

Michelle Brock, Ph.D.

Choose Your Own Witch-trials: A Pedagogical Adventure in Text-based Gaming
RESCHEDULED to April 27th, 2017, 4:30 - 5:30 pm in PNE 339

The witch-hunts of early modern Europe, some of the most fascinating and disturbing episodes in the history of the Western world, provide teachers with significant pedagogical opportunities and challenges. This presentation discusses a project in which students create games that examine regional differences in the European witch-trials. More generally, it explores the use of interactive text-based games in the classroom.

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Teaching and Learning with Digital Storytelling Event poster

Kelly Schrum, Ph.D.

Teaching and Learning with Digital Storytelling
March 16, 2017, 12:30 - 2:00 pm in the Library Lecture Room

Digital storytelling can be many things: narrative, interactive, linear, nonlinear, immersive, artistic, educational. What happens when we use digital storytelling to communicate academic research? When we use it in the classroom to teach digital skills as well as content? This workshop explores these questions and more, including practical strategies for integrating digital storytelling into the classroom across disciplines.

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Teaching Literature Through Technology Event poster

Joanna Swafford, Ph.D.

Teaching Literature Through Technology: Sherlock Holmes, London, and the Digital Humanities
November 30, 2016, 4:00 - 5:00 pm in FND 120

How can we balance the needs of teaching literature with teaching students to use technology? This talk takes up two classes as case studies to address this question. “Digital Tools for the 21st Century” uses the Holmes stories as a corpus on which to practice digital humanities methodologies and tools, including visualizations, digital archives, mapping (GIS), and distant reading. “Virtually London: Literature and Laptops” uses digital archives and digital mapping to examine how issues of gender, class, and race were embedded in the geography of London itself, and by extension, in literature about London and its environs.

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