What is digital humanities, and how does it impact student learning outcomes? Through an empirical study, this session will explore the use of Scalar, an open-source scholarly publishing tool that can be used to create media-rich content, in an undergraduate American studies course in a liberal arts college. We'll discuss the course goals, the use of Scalar as a good fit for these goals, the assessments of individual and collaborative projects, and the scaffolding for students, as well as the outcomes. Interview results on how students feel about their experience will be shared. Data-based course design suggestions will also be discussed.
Outcomes: Recognize the significance of digital humanities (DH) and identify relevant resources that can help faculty develop DH initiatives * Identify the capabilities of Scalar that can create media-rich content, promote student-centered pedagogy, and facilitate collaborative learning * Discuss data-based best practices to integrate Scalar into course design for improving student learning outcomes
Senior Director, Academic and Research Computing Services, Harvey Mudd College