Social Media | Hootsuite

All you academic social media butterflies and program directors who can’t keep your many profiles straight, this one’s for you: known as “the world’s #1 platform for managing social media,” Hootsuite offers three levels of its integrated social media toolkit. For those of us on more than one social media platform, or managing social media […]

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App of the Week | Canvas Mobile App

Though you are all likely to be familiar with the web tool Canvas (to both your delight and dismay perhaps), our App of the Week is the Canvas Mobile App, with which you might not be as familiar. It offers almost all the features of the full site, but on the go on both iOS […]

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Books We Like | Elissa Shevinsky, Lean Out

Elissa Shevinsky, Ed. Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-up Culture (New York O/R Books, 2015) Ever wanted to get some gender in your class on technology or capitalism? Get technology and capitalism in your course on gender? Find transgender, queer and woman of color voices from the worlds of business, banking […]

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Online Teaching Resources | How Do Students Learn?

In the Chronicle of Higher Education blog Wired Campus, Ellen Wexler summarizes a new report from Carnegie Mellon, “Learning is Not a Spectator Sport: Doing is Better Than Watching for Learning from a MOOC.” Using data culled from an online course in which students were given two paths — passive or active learning — the […]

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Blogs We Like | ProfHacker’s Anastasia Salter on Preparing Online Lectures

One of our longtime favorite blogs at the Digital Humanities Initiative is ProfHacker at The Chronicle of Higher Education. If you look at the group that produces it, you will find some of the great names in Digital Humanities: Brian Croxall, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Adeline Koh and Ryan Cordell are only a few of the exciting […]

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App of the Week | Boomerang for Gmail

Those of you who have been running into Digital Humanities Initiative Director Claire Potter in meetings have probably heard her enthusing about her latest find, Boomerang. Technically, Boomerang is a plug-in, not an app, and it improves the performance of your New School Gmail. How? Because Boomerang: Schedules your email. This is what Claire likes […]

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Featured Course | Introduction to Digital Humanities

NHUM2001: Introduction to Digital Humanities, Claire Potter (online). Register here. Computers enable us to rethink, reform and reorient every stage of our intellectual process. Digital humanities methods, and the collaboration they require, allows us to understand a book, an archive, a painting, a space, an idea, a film — or our own minds — differently.  In this […]

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Featured Course | Women’s Intellectual History: Beginnings

NHIS3891, Women’s Intellectual History: Beginnings, Gina Luria Walker. Register here. This course combines classroom lectures with online assignments and discussions. All students are expected to participate online. Women’s intellectual history complements and corrects the traditional narrative of Western thought, mainly by and about men. Our inquiry starts with questions: What were the historical assumptions about the connections […]

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Featured Course | History and Digital Media

GHIS5156/LHIS4556, History and Digital Media. Claire Potter (onsite, Fall 2015). Register here or here. Browse the full syllabus for Fall 2015 here. What is at stake for historians as we confront the power of computer technology and the opportunities presented by digital humanities methods? The preservation of new electronic archives provides evidence about the recent past […]

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