Posts tagged interdisciplinarity
Christine Erlien, Thompson Writing Program
One of our initiatives in the Thompson Writing Program is to “make texts public.” We are working on doing that in a variety of ways, but one that speaks specifically to the use of instructional technology has been the participation of several of our faculty members in the WordPress pilot program. I think it would be valuable to share how writing instructors in a range of disciplines are using blogging software in their courses.
[CourseCast recording] or YouTube video (below)
Barbara Lau, Pauli Murray Project, Duke Human Rights Center and Center for Documentary Studies
My presentation is about a project my students and I created last fall. We made a Google Map that located civil and human rights activism in Durham, NC. Each map point includes writing, images and in some cases audio documentary work. To be successful, students had to learn about Durham history, civil and human rights activism, google technology, documentary techniques and the Pauli Murray Project. Students were required to engage with the Durham community which they reported was very gratifying. The map can be viewed at www.paulimurrayproject.org. The project has been nominated for the Oliver W. Koonz Human Rights Prize.
Victoria Szabo, ISIS
Previous ISIS Capstone projects have included the original interactive Duke map, 3D models of some of East Campus, and a Duke Global Health/WISER project on multimedia mapping. This year we are building on prior work and expertise and focusing closer to home to create a rich virtual presence for Duke in Google Earth. Our students are modeling key buildings and surrounding areas, mashing up new and existing media elements into rich annotation layers, and creating online tours to be embedded in an interactive website. Developed in consultation with Admissions, ONC, and Facilities, these tours will introduce Virtual Duke to a diverse set of online visitors, and create a sustainable environment for future development in this area.