Dr. Celeste Tường Vy SharpeWe’re excited to have Dr. Celeste Tường Vy Sharpe, the Academic Technologist for Instructional Technology at Carleton College, come to campus twice this spring to help us envision how we can use digital tools in our pedagogy. Her first interactive presentation will be held March 27, 2:30-4:00 in the Saint Peter Room.


What Even Is This? Questioning as Assignment Design in the Digital Liberal Arts

Question mark grafittiInquiry is a core feature of academic life, and the introduction of digital technologies into the curriculum opens up new, exciting lines of questioning. Central to this session are key questions for laying the foundations for digital assignments and projects  — what are the goals for faculty and students, and how can they be aligned? What might be a good way to start introducing digital work into a course? What kind of data and sources (images, objects, texts, etc.) and preparation makes sense for developing an assignment across different iterations of a course vs an ongoing research project? What are common practices that can be developed locally to lower barriers of time and effort? We’ll start by asking and answering these questions in a short talk and discussion, before moving on to a hands-on workshop where participants will discuss two different categories of assignments, working with existing datasets and creating datasets from primary sources, and come away with strategies for planning such assignments in their own courses.

Bring your laptops and your questions. Refreshments will be available. Thanks to the Provost’s Office and the Kendall Center for their support. Photo courtesy of Bilal Kamoon.

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