Date: Tuesday, June 2
Time: 10:30 – 12 noon
Location: Gore Hall 104

Measuring and Enhancing Critical Thinking of Students from Summer Faculty Institute 2015

Jesse Stommel’s The Decay of the Digital Human on Vimeo

This workshop will explore methods and approaches for designing assignments that leverage digital tools for humanistic inquiry. We’ll look at several digital humanities assignments as examples, but the workshop will also raise larger interdisciplinary questions. We will talk about when and how to assess digital projects. Much of our work in education resists being formulated as neat and tidy outcomes. When learning is the goal, space should be left for wonder and experimentation.

Jesse Stommel is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also Founder and Director of Hybrid Pedagogy: a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology. Jesse is an advocate for lifelong learning and the public digital humanities. He teaches courses about digital pedagogy, digital storytelling, horror film, and Shakespeare. He experiments relentlessly with learning interfaces, both digital and analog, and works in his research and teaching to emphasize new forms of collaboration. He can be found on Twitter @Jessifer.