From individual course assignments to full syllabi, informal training to structuring of degree programs,digital humanists are frequently asked to teach their students and collaborators new methods for digital research in a variety of different situations.. This course focuses on digital humanities instruction activity at several scales: individual assignments, semester-long courses, and full programs. While the conversation will be geared primarily to sustained, long-term instruction typical of credit-bearing courses, the activities and discussions will be relevant for a range of different teaching contexts.
Participants will work together to consider how their individual teaching values and philosophies shape their digital and analog pedagogy. We will focus on tangible expressions of digital humanities pedagogy:
- Digital humanities teaching philosophy statements;
- DH course assignments;
- Syllabus frameworks;
- Curricula for a DH program (minor, certificate, etc).
Participants will discuss theoretical approaches to each genre, critique examples, and spend time collaboratively workshopping draft components for their own use.
This course is open to instructors looking to integrate digital humanities into teaching. Students interested in digital humanities pedagogy are especially encouraged to enroll in the course. It may also be relevant to administrators or others charged with developing digital humanities curricula at their institution. While not a prerequisite, some experience in teaching will be helpful for participants taking this course. Please feel free to write if you have concerns about your background or ability to participate in the course – we are happy to discuss it with you.