Everything below is subject to revision.
Jan 29: Introductions
- Icebreakers–round-robin intro/bios
- Review of syllabus/requirements
- Week-by-week breakdown
- Regular Blog Posting
- Weekly commenting
- Signing up as class motivators
- Final Project
- Discussing use of online tools (Academic Commons)
Feb 5: Contexts and Practicalities
Guiding questions: In what contexts do projects such as the ones that will emerge out of ITP flourish? What are the skillsets scholars producing such projects must develop? How do we measure what’s possible, and what’s right for us?
- Chris Stein, “Contexts and Practicalities, Core 2 ITP Spring 2011. https://itcpcore2spring2011.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2011/02/02/readings-for-week-2/ (explore included links)
- Tom Schiendfelt, “Toward a Third Way: Rethinking Academic Employment,” in #alt-academy, May 6, 2011. http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/alt-ac/pieces/toward-third-way-rethinking-academic-employment
Feb 14: Trends in Online Teaching and Learning
Guiding questions: how is online teaching and learning changing in the contemporary academy? What are the pressures being placed upon these trends, and how are academics responding?
Hybrid pedagogy, online learning, and MOOC MOOC MOOC MOOC.
Weekly Motivation by Michelle Johnson
- Luke Waltzer, “The CUNY Online BA,” Cac.ophony.org, December 5, 2012. The comments are meatier than the post: http://cac.ophony.org/2006/12/05/the-cuny-online-baccalaureate/
- Andrew Ng, “Learning from MOOCs,” Inside Higher Ed, January 24, 2013. http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2013/01/24/essay-what-professors-can-learn-moocs.
- Thomas Friedman, “Revolution Hits the Universities,” New York Times, January 27, 2013. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/opinion/sunday/friedman-revolution-hits-the-universities.html.
- William G. Thomas, “The MOOC Bubble: Where Do We Go From Here?” January 28, 2012, http://railroads.unl.edu/blog/?p=967.
- Clay Shirky, “Napster, Udacity, and the Academy,” Clay Shirky, November 12, 2012. http://www.shirky.com/weblog/2012/11/napster-udacity-and-the-academy/.
- Aaron Bady, “Questioning Clay Shirky,” Inside Higher Ed, December 12, 2012. http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/12/06/essay-critiques-ideas-clay-shirky-and-others-advocating-higher-ed-disruption.
- Maria Bustillos, “Venture Capital’s Massive, Terrible Idea For The Future Of College,” The Awl, January 31, 2013. http://www.theawl.com/2013/01/venture-capitals-massive-terrible-idea-for-the-future-of-college.
- Clay Shirky, “How to Save College,” The Awl, February 7, 2013. “Your Massively Open Offline College Is Broken”.
- Mike Caulfield, “Both MOOCs and Textbooks Will End up Courseware,” Hapgood, January 29, 2013. http://hapgood.us/2013/01/28/both-moocs-and-textbooks-will-end-up-courseware/
- Audrey Watters, Hack Education, series on ed tech trends in 2012. http://hackeducation.com/blog/tag.php?Search_Tag=ed-tech%20trends%202012
- Jim Groom, “Open Architecture: Our Course Could Be Your Life,” Bavatuesdays, October 1, 2012. http://bavatuesdays.com/open-architecture-our-course-could-be-your-life/
- Gardner Campbell, “A Personal Cyberinfrastructure,” Educause Review, September 4, 2009. http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/personal-cyberinfrastructure
- Explore model MOOCs: http://change.mooc.ca/, http://coursera.com, https://www.udacity.com, http://ds106.us
Feb 19: Tools
Guiding questions: given the swift emergence and evolution of a range of digital tools, how do we assess their usefulness for our purposes? What questions should we ask of them, and how do we go about answering those questions?
- Assignment: The entire class will devise and implement a strategy to assess, update, and expand the Kitchen Table Utilities wiki page on the CUNY Academic Commons. https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/wiki/index.php/Kitchen_Sink/Kitchen_Table_Utilities
You might refer to this resource to assist you: CogDog’s 50 Storytelling Tools.
Feb 26: Assignment Design
Guiding questions: what pedagogical opportunities do emerging technologies make possible? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the common technologies that universities deploy in support of teaching, and how do we adapt them to different instructional contexts?
In class, we will break into groups by discipline and come up with assignments that integrate technology in some way.
Digital elevator pitch due.
- Randy Bass, Bret Enyon, Eddie Maloney, Susannah McGowan, John Rakestraw, and Theresa Sclafly, “New Media Technologies and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,” Academic Commons, January, 2009. http://www.academiccommons.org/issue/january-2009
- Selected case studies from the Visible Knowledge Project. http://www.academiccommons.org/issue/case-studies-vkp. Read a few of them.
- DS106 Assignments, http://assignments.ds106.us/ , http://assignments.ds106.us/about/ , http://ds106.us/handbook/success-the-ds106-way/writing-up-assignments/
March 5: When To Do What Publicly
Guiding questions: more and more, academics are opening up their work to the public earlier in their processes, despite training that often encourages them to do the opposite. What are the potential costs and benefits of taking your work public before it’s “done”? How do you assess those questions in the specific contexts for your work?
- Kathleen Fitzpatrick, “ADVICE ON ACADEMIC BLOGGING, TWEETING, WHATEVER” Planned Obsolescence, October 1, 2012. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/advice-on-academic-blogging-tweeting-whatever/
- Brad Delong, “The Invisible College,” The Chronicle Review, July 28, 2006. http://chronicle.com/article/The-Invisible-College/28939. View on his blog if you don’t have Chronicle access: http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2009/07/hoisted-from-archives-the-invisible-college.html
- Read Ta-Nehisi Coates for a week, including comments. http://www.theatlantic.com/ta-nehisi-coates/
- Explore The Academic Blog Wiki — http://academicblogs.org/index.php/Main_Page — and be ready to report on the nature of blogging in your discipline.
- Chris Stein’s YouTube Page. http://www.youtube.com/user/profstein
March 12: Collaboration
Guiding questions: digital scholarship and pedagogy rewards and often times requires collaboration at a level not previously expected of academics. How does this change the labor we do, our approaches to imagining and designing projects? What rules and conventions should govern collaboration, and what are some of the best ways to go about designing collaborative work? How might we integrate collaboration into assignment design, and our own research projects?
- “A Practical guide to Collaboration in the Digital Age,” The Bracero Archive, http://braceroarchive.org/Collaboration.pdf
- John Unsworth, “Creating Digital Resources: The Work of Many Hands,” Remarks at Digital Resources for the Humanities, Oxford, England, September 14, 1997. http://people.lis.illinois.edu/~unsworth/drh97.html
- Selections from Collaborative Futures – Read “Introduction,” “Background Concepts,” “What is collaboration anyway?”
- Commons In A Box (CBOX), http://commonsinabox.org/
- Description of CBOX by Lead Developer Boone Gorges, https://dev.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2012/11/19/commons-in-a-box-1-0-beta-1/
March 19: Resources and Project Management
Guiding questions: how do we know what kinds of resources are necessary for our projects, and how can find out what resources are available? How does resource allocation fit into project management? What are the core principles of project management, and what methods are available to keep projects on task?
- The Project Management Institute’s (PMI), Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). While you don’t need to fully follow it for a grad student project, it’s good to know how professionals think about things. A link to the PMBOK guide and two quick looks at what it contains follow.
- Library of PMI Global Standards, Project Management Institutue, http://www.pmi.org/en/PMBOK-Guide-and-Standards/Standards-Library-of-PMI-Global-Standards.aspx
- Jean Sheid, “Learn the Basics of Project Management in a Fun Way,” Bright Hub PM, http://www.brighthubpm.com/methods-strategies/121942-learn-the-basics-of-project-management-in-a-fun-way/?cid=parsely_rec
- Ronda Bowen, “An Overview Of PMBOK,” Bright Hub PM, http://www.brighthubpm.com/certification/19525-an-overview-of-pmbok-nine-elements-of-project-management/#imgn_0
Education-related Project Management
- Beverly Paisan and Gary Woodill, editors, “Plan to Learn: Case Studies in eLearning Project Management,” Canadian eLearning Enterprise Alliance, http://www.celea-aceel.ca/Default.aspx?pageId=109628
- Suzie Boss, “Project Management Keeps Learning on Track,” edutopia, http://www.edutopia.org/project-learning-classroom-management
The first resource has an infuriating number of ads in the middle of the text but it does break down the components of a grant and include proposals.
- Non Profit Guides, http://www.npguides.org/
- Barbara Davis, “Writing a Successful Grant Proposal,” Minnesota Council on Foundations, http://www.mcf.org/nonprofits/successful-grant-proposal
- “Grant Writing Tips,” Corporation for Public Broadcasting, http://web.archive.org/web/20121031163232/http://cpb.org/grants/grantwriting.html
- Model grants from the Office of the Digital Humanities, NEH.
Project Management Tools
- Trello: https://trello.com/ , http://www.tedcurran.net/2012/03/trello-project-management/
- Basecamp: http://basecamp.com/
- Huddle: http://www.huddle.com/
- Teambox: http://teambox.com/
- Wiggio: http://wiggio.com/
- Flow: http://www.getflow.com/
Tools that can be used for Project Management
- Google Drive: https://drive.google.com
- Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/
- Evernote: http://evernote.com/
- Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/
- Git Hub: https://github.com/
- Project Management Tools above have communication built in
- text message
- IM / IRC / chat
- Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate, Adobe Connect)
- Screen Sharing
- Google Hangout
April 9: Images, Media and Design
Guiding questions: how are emerging technologies changing the way we see, read, think, and learn? How can we best go about integrating design principles into our projects? How can we best stay informed about matters of design, and what technologies govern how they get integrated into the work academics do?
Clioweb reading, forthcoming
- Philip J. Ethington, “Los Angeles and the Problem of Urban Historical Knowledge: A Multimedia Essay to Accompany the December Issue of The American Historical Review.” http://cwis.usc.edu/dept/LAS/history/historylab/LAPUHK/Text/Essay.htm
- Design Thinking for Educators, http://www.designthinkingforeducators.com/
- Derek Bruff, Visual Thinking posts, http://derekbruff.org/?cat=105
- Basic Design Principles (CRAP)
- Robin Williams, The Non-Designer’s Design Book, http://www.peachpit.com/store/non-designers-design-book-9780321534040
- Garr Reynolds, http://www.presentationzen.com/ and Nancy Duarte, http://blog.duarte.com/
- Tim Brown interviews Sandy Speicher, http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20121113225351-10842349-a-design-lens-on-education
April 16: Working with and visualizing data
Guiding questions: what options are available to academics for working with medium and large size data sets? What rules govern how they should be digested, analyzed, and presented? What are the trends in data visualizations across disciplines?
- Tooling Up for the Digital Humanities, http://toolingup.stanford.edu/?page_id=1247
- James Grossman, “”Big Data”: An Opportunity for Historians?” Perspectives on History, February 24, 2012. http://www.historians.org/perspectives/issues/2012/1203/Big-Data_An-Opportunity-for-Historians.cfm
- Ted Underwood, “Where to Start with Text Mining,” The Stone and the Shell. http://tedunderwood.com/2012/08/14/where-to-start-with-text-mining/
- Lev Manovich, “Trending: The Promises and the Challenges of Big Social Data,” in Matthew K Gold, Debates in the Digital Humanties, http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/15
- Nancy Duarte, “Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech analyzed by Nancy Duarte”, http://blog.duarte.com/2011/01/communicate-like-mlk-and-change-the-world/
- Cole Nussbaumer, http://www.storytellingwithdata.com/
- Handsome Atlas, http://www.handsomeatlas.com/,
- Feltron Annual Reports, http://feltron.com/,
April 23: Applied Free Culture and OER
Guiding questions: how is the notion of free culture and the emergence of Open Educational Resources changing the ways that academics approach their work?
- Lessig, “REMIX: How Creativity Is Being Strangled by the Law.” http://www.ted.com/talks/larry_lessig_says_the_law_is_strangling_creativity.html
- Ashley Dawson, “DIY Academy? Cognitive Capitalism, Humanist Scholarship, and the Digital Transformation,” in The Social Media Reader (ed. Mandiberg)
Selections from http://www.socialtextjournal.org/, http://publicculture.org/. http://criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu/
- Assignment: everyone must find at least one journal in their field that has transitioned to a hybrid online/offline or fully online model, and write a blog post by midnight April 21 assessing the effort. Some questions to consider include whether there are few or many in your field that have gone online, and why? What is gained and what is lost by transitioning online? Are there any examples you can find that skipped the print version, and created themselves anew in digital form? How have these organizations addressed issues of open access?
April 30: Failure
Guiding questions: what role does failure play in the work that we do? How can we harness failure for progress? How do we fail better?
- Guggenheim Museum, “The Aesthetics of Failure,” (http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/education/school-educator-programs/teacher-resources/arts-curriculum-online?view=item&catid=750&id=170) Website for Maurizio Cattelan retrospective.
- Richard Gabriel, The Rise of Worse is Better http://www.jwz.org/doc/worse-is-better.html
- Scott Berkun, The Myth of Innovation, hour long lecture based on book. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amt3ag2BaKc
- Edward Tufte, The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint, (pamphlet), http://www.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/fileadmin/Redaktion/Institute/Kultur_und_Medien/Medien_und_Kulturwissenschaft/Dozenten/Szentivanyi/Computerspielanalyse_aus_kulturwissenschaftlicher_Sicht/tufte1.pd
May 7: The Future of the Internet (Web 2.0/3.0/++)
Guiding questions: where are we going? How do we assess where we might be going, and, most importantly, how do we prepare ourselves to adapt to wherever we are going?
- Jonathan Zittrain, The Future of the Internet (and How We Can Stop it) Section II pp. 63-148; suggested: conclusion, pp. 235 – 246. http://futureoftheinternet.org/download
- Jared Ficklin, Table Talk Demo 002, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U58anpSNvTg
May 14: Student Presentations 1
May 21: Student Presentation 2
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