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Make: Mapping fuzzy logic and fictional universes

Can we use out of-the-box software to communicate our research findings and represent the fuzzy logic of the humanities? Cartographers and artists have long made sentimental and subjective maps that portray the emotional states of individuals and communities. The Google N-grams viewer is … Continue reading

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Multimedia Assignments in Humanities Classes

I propose a conversation about incorporating multimedia assignments into humanities courses. As director of the University of Alabama Libraries’ Sanford Media Center, I’ve helped design and support a number of assignments in areas such as English, art, dance, and multiple … Continue reading

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Talk Session: Tools Users Use

As an archivist, I post content to my website but have fallen behind a bit in knowing the tools my users use and how to prepare my materials for them. As a teacher, F2F and online, I want to know … Continue reading

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Talk: Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning and Research

In some realms of the academy and administration, we are having more and more discussions about technology/content accessibility and universal design. We are seeing tremendous growth in the use of instructional technology, but little to no consideration for giving access … Continue reading

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TEACH: Tips and Tricks for Using the Cloud to Make Your Classroom More Interactive

As an instruction librarian, I have been doing a lot of experiments to try to make my classroom more interactive. Clickers and Poll Everywhere haven’t worked for me. My classes are usually very discussion-based, but in the discussion I felt … Continue reading

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Talk: Alternative Textbooks, MOOCS and Standards in the Humanities Classroom

A lot of noise is being made about this on a national level, and we are starting to talk about it on a professional level, but I would really like to have a local conversation about it. Our initial reaction … Continue reading

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Guilty pleasures . . . for THATCamp!

So my 15-year-old son and his friends attended a science camp this past summer. Their running joke was that they’d decided they could get away with nearly anything if they cried “For Science!” as they did the deed. I’m going … Continue reading

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Workshop: Explorations in Digital Storytelling

When people talk about digital storytelling, they usually mean the use of some form of media production to share a story. I want to propose a session in which we explore possibilities for designing assignments that ask students to present … Continue reading

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Developing subject-based online communities for students in higher education

I’m interested in developing online spaces for student learning and collaboration throughout their university careers.  I’m imagining an interactive space that students can access as needed to supplement research instruction, learn about and discuss digital tools in their disciplines, plus … Continue reading

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