Digital Pedagogy Institute
This institute is intended to help faculty identify 2 or 3 modules or assignments in a course that could use a refresher or update. During the institute, faculty will work collaboratively with Library & IT staff to integrate established teaching methods with emerging digital methodologies and tools in order to 1.) meet course learning outcomes, 2.) increase student engagement, and 3.) further students’ digital literacy skills. The institute is aligned with the University’s digital scholarship initiative, whereby teaching and research are enhanced, extended, or reconsidered through application of technology.
Applications for the institute will be accepted on a rolling basis until 10 participants are selected or until 12:00 PM on May 10th. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application on a rolling basis but not later than 5 PM on May 10th. Please use the online form to apply for the institute.
Summer Research Projects 2019
We are excited to work on 7 digital scholarship projects this summer. Faculty and students will be collaborating with DP&S staff on the following projects this year:
- Philip Asare (Electrical and Computer Engineering) – Digital Narratives at a Community Garden Revisited
- Kevin Daly, & Stephanie Larson (Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies) – Digitizing the Ancient Objects of Thebes
- Mehmet Dosemeci (History) – Stories of Disruption
- Jan Knoedler (Economics) – Analysis of the Socioeconomic Factors Driving the most recent elections: The Culture of Discontent
- Vanessa Massaro (Geography) – “The unexpected costs of prison closure: understanding local economic dependency as a barrier to progressive prison reforms”
- Ghislaine McDayter (English) Literature of Flirtation
- Stu Thompson (Electrical and Computer Engineering) – “ARe you ReadySetFit? Exploring Augmented Reality for the ReadySetFit Project”
Scholarly communications month in the DSS
L&IT hosted a series of workshops during April on the topic of scholarly communication and reputation management. The workshops covered a number of tools that researchers can use to manage their online presence and promote their work. Topics included: ORCID for research identifiers, WordPress for website publishing, and Twitter for social media.
Giant Salamanders and GoPros
Over the last month, Mizuki Takahashi (Biology) worked with Brandon Karcher and Wes Bernstein to develop a mobile research kit that will allow him to conduct field research and capture high-quality video of giant salamanders. Professor Takahashi will be conducting research starting this summer in Japan. The equipment he will be using includes GoPros, advanced batteries, microphones, and various mounts. More details are online.
Changing Ways to Produce Digital Scholarly Editions
In 2018 Diane Jakacki and Bucknell received an NHPRC-Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives Planning Grant to develop REED London Online, a collection of archival materials related to London theatre, performance, and music throughout the medieval and early modern periods (1200-1650). The grant supported creation of a prototype digital edition using the CWRC platform developed by the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory. More details are online.
Solving Industrial Problems with Math and GIS
Janine Glathar worked closely with Nathan Ryan (Mathematics) this spring to help support a new course, Mathematics 219: Solving Industrial Problems. Many of the projects in the class involved the use of geographic information systems (GIS) to solve practical problems such as routing buses, and analyzing social networks. A recent story online shares some of the students experiences.
See you in the fall.