Posted on June 22, 2010 by roberthilllong
Director of the HASTAC Scholars Fiona Barnett just sent UODS an invitation to UODS to nominate UO students, graduate and undergraduate, to join next year’s HASTAC Scholars. The nomination deadline is 8/13/2010. Let’s hear the details from Fiona:
“…I’m writing to introduce this program in particular, as I think it has wonderful overlap with your Digital Scholars blog and consortium. This year we had 120+ scholars from all over the world (but mostly the US) in our second year of the program, and it was a huge success this year. We hosted 6 online forums with 110+ rich comments each, and over 10,000 page views! We also had Scholars participating in our online conference, represent HASTAC at other disciplinary conferences (like the MLA, ASA, etc.) and build a community of folks interested in digital media and learning, digital humanities, 21st century education and the questions and tensions that arise at the intersection of technology and other disciplines.
“We’ve now opened nominations for the 2010-2011 HASTAC Scholars and I really hope we can attract a few University of Oregon students this year. Can you circulate this call for nominations to interested faculty and students (both graduate and undergraduate)? The requirements from faculty are fairly minimal: they support their nominee with a $300 fellowship, and in exchange, the Scholar blogs about the department/institution, shares their own work and the work of their colleagues, participates in the forums, writes reviews and interviews, and helps to build this digital community of scholars.
“More information is included in this call for nominations, and I’m happy to answer other questions you have (email@example.com).
“Take a look at our forums this year, too:
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Posted on June 9, 2010 by seansharp
As I’m a little more than a month out from the semester’s end, I’ve been reflecting on different aspects of the semester: things that worked well, things that didn’t work at all, and things that could be tweaked for the future. In particular, I’ve been musing on how I integrated social media into my classes.
via Reflections on Teaching with Social Media – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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Posted on June 2, 2010 by roberthilllong
June 2 Chronicle headlines “Hacking the Academy” here: http://bit.ly/cj7WgW.
By the end of the 1-week submission period, CHNM received 329 submissions–90 of them written specifically to the 5/21/10 call. The collection will come out later this year.
See the 5/24 UODS post here: http://uodigschol.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/52810-deadline-to-crowdsource-hacking-the-academy/
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Posted on June 1, 2010 by Andrew Bonamici
by Marc Parry, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 28, 2010.
This is a substantial feature article with many points of view, for example:
“It’s like the invention of the telescope,” Franco Moretti, a Stanford professor of English and comparative literature, says of Google Books. “All of a sudden, an enormous amount of matter becomes visible.”
“There are still a tremendous number of historians, for example, that are really doing very traditional history and will be,” says Clifford A. Lynch, director of the Coalition for Networked information. “What you may very well see is that [text-mining] becomes a more commonly accepted tool but not necessarily the center of the work of many people.”
Here is another interesting site linked from one of the comments.
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