• Integrative Learning and Digital Humanities

    Author(s):
    Simon Mahony, Julianne Nyhan, Melissa Terras (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Subject(s):
    Arts pedagogy, Digital humanities, Library and information science, Pedagogy
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    #digitalhumanities, #humanitiesteaching, #digitalhumanitiesteaching, #objecthandling
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6N20Q
    Abstract:
    Whether in universities, cultural heritage organizations such as museums, libraries and archives, commercial contexts and even in individuals’ homes the application of computing to cultural heritage is transforming how the human record can be transmitted, shaped, understood, questioned and imagined. An increasingly mainstream area of academic research, in 2011 some 134 different academic courses offering Digital Humanities were identified (Spiro, 2011) and anecdotally it is clear that this number has increased since. The MA/MSc in DH in the Department of Information Studies, UCL was launched in 2010i. It is an interdisciplinary programme, exploring the intersection of digital technologies, humanities scholarship, and cultural heritage. Through it students with humanities backgrounds can develop necessary skills in digital technologies; students with technical backgrounds can develop necessary skills in humanities. It is designed to produce students capable of performing the roles of project manager, information specialist or researcher within the cultural and heritage industry. It also provides relevant skills for publishing, and for those wishing to work in the construction of computational systems for distributing and archiving vast quantities of information. The course INSTG008 Digital Resources in the Humanities (hereafter DRH) is a core course for students on the DH MA/MSc and an optional course for students on other programmes offered by the UCL Department of Information Studies. Here we explore an exercise developed for the course that aims to fosters integrative learning via an object-based learning approach. This exercise, in turn, reflects some of the many ways that integrative teaching and learning is being incorporated into the MA/MSc in DH as part of a wider object-based learning context. This chapter looks at the role of object based learning for an integrative approach to Digital Humanities pedagogy.
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