Happy Thanksgiving. Here are some of the things we’ve been working on. You can read more about our activities and support for digital scholarship online.
Summer Research Program Applications for 2019
Library & Information Technology Summer Research Grants support faculty interested in utilizing digital tools and methods to further their research. These grants are aligned with the University’s digital scholarship initiative, whereby research is enhanced, extended, or reconsidered through application of technology and furthers the goal of engaging students in digital scholarship outside of the classroom. Grants provide $3,000 for student summer funding and a stipend of $500 for the faculty member. Information on the grants and the application process is online.
January DP&S Workshops
Introduction to Digital Pedagogy
Instructor: Matthew Gardzina, Director Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Department
Date/Time/Location: January 7-8, 2019 / 9:00am-3:00pm / Library Lab (Bertrand 025)
Are you curious about the possibilities for including a multi-modal or digital project in a class but hesitant about the technology, the learning curve, or the process? Perhaps you think digital projects are just for show and only create extra work for you and your students? If you’re new to these approaches, join members of DP&S and Research Services for a two-day workshop where we will help you identify and develop a short module that incorporates digital tools to meet your learning outcomes, increase student engagement, and further students’ digital literacy skills.
Introductory Video Storytelling
Instructor: Wes Bernstein, Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Department
Date/Time/Location: January 10-11, 2019 / 10:00am-3:00pm / Digital Scholarship Studio
The video storytelling workshop introduces the fundamentals of storytelling; reviewing processes, techniques and equipment resources. Participants in this session will learn the importance of media literacy, media as advocacy, production commitments, identifying audiences, introductions to technology and helpful assessment practices, as well as hands-on experience producing videos. Over the course of two days, participants will produce a brief video narrative as the course progresses through three phases of production, and will culminate with a review and course integration analysis.
Instructor: Todd Suomela, Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Department
Date/Time/Location: January 11, 2019 / 10:00am-3:00pm / Digital Scholarship Studio
Nvivo, by QSR International, is a software package for qualitative data analysis. The workshop will provide a brief introduction to the features of Nvivo, an opportunity for assistance with setting up a research project, and a discussion of teaching with Nvivo. Come to learn more about Nvivo and the resources available to support Nvivo on campus. You will learn the most if you are able to bring your own data to work with.
New Video Specialist – Wes Bernstein
Wes Bernstein has joined the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Department from Messiah University. He worked there as a Digital Media Specialist and adjunct instructor for eight years before joining us at Bucknell. Wes has already started working with us on workshops for the Digital Scholarship Studio (see above). He is also helping us configure and document the Simple Video Studio (aka one-button studio) in the library which will be open next semester. You can read a profile of Wes online.
New Digital Scholarship Studio Space in Bertrand Library
The Digital Scholarship Studio has a new space in the library. It is now located behind the 24-hour student study space which was added over the summer. You can view the rooms online and send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in meeting in one of the rooms for your digital scholarship project.