In this 45-minute presentation Ashley Sanders Garcia will provide participants with a road map for planning a course that incorporates, or is built around, a digital humanities project based on the principles of “backward design.” This talk will cover the basics of backward design, how to stage a digital humanities project, choose a project stage for course integration, and scaffold the necessary knowledge and skills for students to successfully complete the assigned portion of the DH project. Each step will include practical examples of best practices and lessons learned from other DH projects. The final 15 minutes will be reserved for Q&A.
Ashley Sanders Garcia is Vice Chair and a core faculty member in the Digital Humanities program at UCLA. She holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialization in Digital Humanities from Michigan State University and B.S. in both History and Mathematics from Western Michigan University. In her previous position at The Claremont Colleges, she served as Director of the Digital Research Studio and a faculty member at Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate University, where she taught DH courses and provided DH project and course design consultations.
This webinar is open to all interested AMICAL members.
It’s the second webinar being organized to support the AMICAL cohort to DHSI 2018, a group of project-based teams from five AMICAL institutions that will be attending the 2018 Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria. The webinar will be followed by a consultation session with Ashley for the members of the DHSI cohort.
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