New Courses | Comparative Ethnicities in the Americas

The poster for Comparative Ethnicities in the Americas is here! Registration space for this class is still available for anyone still thinking about their Fall 2016 schedule.  

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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor: Teaching Civics Through Play

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor: Arizona senator, first woman to serve as Majority Leader, first woman appointed to the Supreme Court and most recently, video game creator. After retiring from the Supreme Court in 2006, Justice O’Connor started the iCivics group in 2009. iCivics is a non-profit organization “dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive and engaging […]

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Twitter Steps Up Its Game: Can We Do the Same?

Last week, Twitter announced that users can now use alternative text with images, a device to help the visually impaired make full use of social media. Now, tweets can associate images with text for screen readers, which read aloud text on web pages. Prior to this announcement, images on Twitter were irrelevant for people who are visually impaired. (If you’re interested in […]

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The Devil and Video Games

The most recent NY Times Retro Report details the history of the famous tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons, and its alleged ties to satanism and the occult. Sparked by the disappearance of a gifted young college student who happened to be an avid D&D player, evangelical Christians spearheaded a witch-hunt and “moral panic” against the […]

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Digital Scholarship Webinar Series

Throughout this year the Online Learning Consortium will be sponsoring and hosting several web seminars on various topics related to digital scholarship. Webinars range from building your digital scholarship brand to researching the models of online education. From their website: Join OLC as we host prestigious scholar-experts in the field of digital scholarship who will share […]

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What We Wish You Knew: Professors and Students Spill the Beans

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you have some connection to academia, as a professor, student, or administrator. When you look back on your years teaching or learning, if you are like most people, you will have some complaints. There were probably some things that you took issue with, some things you wish your […]

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Writing History Podcasts–Listen Here!

In case you missed our Writing History series, we have three of the podcasts available for your listening enjoyment! Just click on the name of the speaker and you’ll be taken to a separate window to listen to the podcast: enjoy! Adam Arenson Nathan Connolly  Edward Ball For more information, email us or visit the […]

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App of the Week | Trello

If you’ve been following our App of the Week recommendations, you are probably heralded around the office as a master of online communication. You’ve conquered late emails with Boomerang, you’ve got your blackbelt in messaging with Slack, and you can fearlessly lead 25 people in a video conference with Zoom. Now it’s time to brush up on your […]

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DH Minor Spotlight: Bookshelves to Big Data…

Next up in our DH Minor Spotlight on Fall 2016 Courses, Bookshelves to Big Data: Archaeologies of Knowledge. “Throughout human history we have relied on various institutions and politico-intellectual architectures to organize, index, preserve, make sense of, and facilitate or control access to our stores of knowledge, our assemblages of media, our collections of information. […]

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DH Minor Spotlight: Digital Storytelling Across Media

Next up in our DH Minor Spotlight of Fall 2016 Courses, Digital Storytelling Across Media. “Narrative and documentary storytelling through film and video is now commonly transferred to a variety of small-screen media, including social media platforms, mobile devices, and multiple-platform cross-media. In this course, students begin by engaging with storytelling fundamentals, such as premise, […]

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