21st Century Digital Scholarship

The 21st century has revolutionized the way we access and disseminate information in the public sphere. Information is now available to larger audiences; however, this does not mean everyone has access to it. In the last years, the internet has greatly contributed to the development of global networks and a rapid spread of information and…

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The End (for now)

Well friends, this has been fun. Can’t say I will blog again anytime soon but this sure has been an interesting journey. I find myself surprised to be wanting MORE! This week’s material on dissemination of scholarship and access was fascinating. I was particularly intrigued by: Open Access Explained! by PhD Comics. It broke things…

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Reflections on Digital Scholarship

The articles, podcast, and video that we had for this week were very interesting and nicely summarized many of the ongoing conversations in higher education regarding digital scholarship. Leila Walker’s article in particular, reminded me of many of the conversations that I have heard regarding the rapidly growing field of digital humanities. In fact, panels…

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The Scholarship Dilemma

The readings and videos for this week were by far my favorite. As an individual on the tenure track, I spend a LOT of time thinking about my scholarship and how to disseminate it. One of my biggest issues with academia is that more often than not our reach can be limited. Our scholarship may…

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Digital Pedagogy

As a graduate student, I was a Teaching Assistant for a Latin American History course taught entirely online, this experience changed my life. The professor and TA’s not only engaged in online discussions with students but went beyond by creating interactive assignments and activities. This was a pioneering project at the time and it seemed…

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A Different Mindset

This week has definitely been the hardest week of DigPINS for me to connect to so far because I do not teach in the traditional sense. The only “teaching” I do consists of me trying to reexplain items that friends and classmates don’t understand from their classes. The core subject I consider myself the best…

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My Digital Project Disaster

As soon as I read the prompt for this week’s blog I was re-traumatized by the disaster that was my first digital project. A few years ago, one of my colleagues presented an amazing assignment she created on Google+ and how she had her students create posts instead of traditional papers. Sounds easy enough, right???…

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