Digital Tools for Teaching and Research

Instructors: Dr. Jaime Jordan

Dates: February 20 - April 10, 2017

Time: N/A

Location: Facilitated online

Overview

This online short course will offer a practical, hands-on exploration of a variety of digital tools you can put to work in the classroom as well as in your own research.  These free and easy to learn web-based tools will encourage student engagement, organization, and even some fun!   No computer expertise necessary.  Over three modules, we'll cover digital annotations tools (for both textual and visual annotation), textual analysis tools like Ngrams and Voyant, and finally Twine, a tool for making interactive, non-linear narratives (which I use for assignments, as well as drafting syllabi and interactive "how-to" guides).  You'll learn how to use these digital tools, we'll brainstorm about practical applications (in and out of the classroom) and assessment, and finally start a resource bank so we can all benefit from each other's ideas about how to use these tools.  Participants will be given six weeks to complete this self-paced course, in order to accommodate busy schedules.  Actual time spent completing the course should not exceed 10-15 hours.

Instructor Bio

Dr. Jaime Jordan teaches literature and composition in the English department.  Her research focuses on the digital humanities as well as nineteenth-century British literature.  Currently, Jaime is teaching E280: Digital Humanities, and this past summer Jaime co-taught the Charles A. Bimson Humanities Seminar with a focus on the digital humanities.  To see some examples of digital student projects from Jaime’s classes, visit her faculty bio on Interface.