By the conclusion of this course, students should learn to:
> Collaborate with their peers through not only the use of new technologies but also an agreed-upon and democratic workflow,
> Purposefully read, analyze, and synthesize electronic texts and new media using the appropriate research tools and techniques,
> Concisely articulate issues (e.g., social, cultural, economic, technical, and aesthetic) common to digital humanities research and explain why they are relevant to today’s audiences,
> Persuasively communicate the stakes of digital humanities research,
> Demonstrate awareness of various strategies used by digital humanities practitioners to interpret history and culture, and
> Collaboratively produce a proof of concept for a new digital humanities project, which is relevant to students, staff, and faculty at the University of Victoria.
Student work will be evaluated through individual blog entries, a collaborative project, a project proposal, an oral presentation, and class discussions. (Learn more on the assignments page.) Throughout the term, students will use a course WordPress blog as a networked writing environment to provide constructive feedback on the work of their peers. The collaborative project will be iteratively and incrementally developed, giving students the opportunity to periodically share and revise their work.