Faculty Academy 2012

Four Years of Digital History Links

  1. Adventures in Digital History — HIST 471C3
    1. 2008 Course Site; 2010 Course Site; 2012 Course Site
  2. Class components
    1. 2012 Class Syllabus
    2. Sample Group Contract
      1. 2012 Contracts
      2. My ProfHacker piece on using Student Contracts
    3. Digital Tool Kit
      1. “digital toolbox” for students to use – UMWBlogs (WordPress), Omeka,Simile/Timeline (now also available as a WordPress plugin), basic video/audio editing tools, YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo.
  3. 2008 Projects
    1. Historical Markers Project
    2. UMW Alumni Project
    3. James Farmer Project
    4. James Monroe Papers Project
  4. 2010 Projects
    1. UMW Images Project
    2. Life and Legacy of Mary Ball Washington
    3. James Monroe’s Letters as Minister to France
    4. City of Hospitals: Fredericksburg in the Civil War
  5. 2012 Projects
    1. James Farmer’s Reflections
    2. UMW Building Names
    3. Southeast Virginia Historical Markers
    4. James Monroe Museum’s Political Cartoon Collection
  6. My blog posts on the course (and other digitally inflected courses)
    1. http://mcclurken.blogspot.com/search/label/Digital%20History
  7. Student Reflections on Digital Projects/Blogging
    1. Reflections from 2008/2010 alums in March 2012 on impact of the course.

Information Age Links

  1. Information Age Class Blog – http://infoage.umwblogs.org/
  2. Syllabi Versions
    1. Shell – 0.9
    2. First revision – 1.0
    3. Final 2.0
  3. Class Timeline — http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/
  4. Project Assignments — http://infoage.umwblogs.org/project-assignments/
    1. Timeline entries
    2. Building on the timeline (students chose one of these options)
      1. Actually use an early system of communication to convey information (demonstrated to the class)
      2. Describe the process and complications of using such an early system to convey information.  (300-500 words, plus sources, posted)
      3. Research and discuss the significance of an information technology in the life of a specific individual before 1950.  (300-500 words, plus sources, posted)
      4. Create an infographic with information about an early system of communication (with sources, posted)
        1. History of Early Photography
          1. Post discussing process of making it.
    3. Advertisements in the style of the 1930s-1960s
      1. Tupperware Print Ad — http://infoage.umwblogs.org/2011/10/24/post-war-woman-and-the-spread-of-information/
      2. Weight-gain Print Ad — http://infoage.umwblogs.org/2011/10/24/gain-flesh-gain-the-girl/
        1. Further explanation of the group’s research and approachsome technical discussion, and photo issues.
      3. Wurlitzer Jukebox meets the Hipster Print Ad — http://infoage.umwblogs.org/2011/10/23/advertisement-project-the-wurlitzer-jukebox/
        1. Discussion of advertising research
      4. Gutenberg Press Radio Ad — http://infoage.umwblogs.org/2011/10/23/radio-advertisement/
        1. Sources used
        2. Further explanation of the group’s research and approach.
    4. Group Assignment to make a documentary (5-10 minutes) on topic from Digital Age
      1. Group 1 – How the rise of modern forms of transmitting information have affected the U.S. Postal Service
        1. Student reports — 1234
      2. Group 2 –  Tutorials Through Time 
        1. Student reports — 1234
      3. Group 3 – Shift from card catalogs to digital catalogs in libraries, with a focus on its effect on librarians
        1. Student reports, 1234
      4. Group 4 – Documentary on the history of the internet and its effect on Higher Education, using the University of Mary Washington as a contextual lens
        1. Student reports — 1234
  5. Final Assignment –  Help improve the timeline
    1. Examples included addition of a number of images, as well as the DS106 unauthorized documentary.
    2. One response to the latter — http://bavatuesdays.com/ds106-stories-in-our-digital-age/
  6. My reflections on the course
    1. Four posts over the course of the semester. http://mcclurken.blogspot.com/search/label/Information%20Age