Africa is a Country? Digital Diasporas, ICTs, and Heritage Development Strategies for Social Justice

by Marla L. Jaksch and Angel David Nieves

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Runaway Quilt Project: Digital Humanities Exploration of Quilting During the Era of Slavery

by Deimosa Webber-Bey

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Teaching Online Journals in Tanzania: Knowledge Production and the Digital Divide

by Tom Fisher

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How the San of Southern Africa Used Digital Media as Educational and Political Tools

By Philip Kreniske & Jesse Kipp

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Transcultural Dialogue Mashup

by Richard Kabiito, Christine Liao, Jennifer Motter, and Karen Keifer-Boyd

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“All Corners of the World”: the Possibilities and Challenges of International Electronic Education

by Sheila T. Cavanagh

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Teaching Fails

Assignments

  • The Commonplace Book Assignment

    March 11, 2014

    Vimala Pasupathi, Hofstra University

    This assignment asks students to create their own Commonplace Book, encouraging them to think about reading practices in old and new forms of media.

  • Authentic Hybridity: Remix and Appropriation as Multimodal Composition

    March 17, 2013

    Marina Hassapopoulou, University of Florida

    Students are asked to choose a video and a picture/image online that represents them and to write a reflection explaining their choice and how they might remix it.

Tool Tips

  • Teaching Using Google Glass and Apps

    June 2, 2014

    Ralph P. Hall, Virginia Tech

    Creating a platform to enable the fluid and continuous exchange of ideas and information.

  • Strategic Google Forms Biographies for Large-Group Classes

    September 9, 2013

    Scott Winter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    How starting large-group classes with comprehensive Google Forms surveys can transform the classroom dynamic, personalize assignments for students and increase active participation and engagement.

  • Xtranormal for Educators

    October 2, 2012

    Michael J. Cripps, University of New England

    Animated characters reflect on the potential uses of Xtranormal’s text to speech software in the freshman composition classroom. Also, a sample assignment is provided.

Reviews

  • A New Twist on Page and Stage in Shakespeare Studies

    February 10, 2014

    Christy Desmet, University of Georgia

    Wordplay Shakespeare Macbeth for iPad includes videos featuring live actors, which makes “half the page” of this iBook into a “stage.”

  • Learning Technology as Infrastructure for Innovation

    April 7, 2013

    Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist at The Library of Congress and Digital History Instructor at American University
    Marjee Chmiel, Educational Technology Specialist at The Smithsonian Science Education Center

    In this review, concepts introduced in Steven Johnson’s book Where Good Ideas Come From are used to determine how educational systems and learning technologies can best foster innovation.

  • Knowledge Under Pressure

    September 5, 2012

    Amanda French, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

    David Weinberger’s new book Too Big to Know convincingly argues that the era of expertise has ended.

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