There are two components to these assignments: the reflection post, and a comment on one of your classmates’ posts.
Reflection posts are short multimodal essays (meaning that you will incorporate text, images, code snippets, audio, video … whatever you need to make a strong argument)
Assignment Objective: Develop an intensive critical understanding of how digital humanities engagement with text in different ways affects our understanding of cultural and historical subjects.
Over the course of the semester we will take time to reflect upon our experiences with the work we do in each module by writing a series of three reflection posts on the WordPress course site. In order to write these posts we will rely on our own experimentation with these tools as well as our analysis of professional scholarly artifacts that make use of digital humanities tools, and pertinent readings. For each reflection post I will give you a specific prompt. Posts will be associated with particular learning modules throughout the semester.
Each post must include the following elements:
450-600 words, written in full sentences and well-formed paragraphs.
Your paragraphs should do the following:
- Describe your progress in working on your module assignment and your interaction with team mates (if this is a collaborative project);
- Explain how the assignment you are working on helps you to think about its strengths and/or weaknesses as an approach to communication (the encoding and decoding I’ve described in class).
Incorporate relevant supporting evidence from the associated assigned reading for that module.
- Two (2) “images” that appropriately illustrate the way in which you have experimented with and your experience using the tool. These code be screenshots of code you’re developing, a photograph of your outline/diagram for the project, an example of a project that you’ve been consulting to help you shape your own.
- Use the appropriate category for your post from the list provided in the WordPress editor (the category will be included in the prompt). Remember that categories are important for organization of your article into the larger corpus of submitted work.
Add keywords (a.k.a. tags) to your post. Keywords aid in more fine-grained searching and demonstrate for your audience how you see your work as connecting with the course and the work of other authors.
Each post will be assessed on analysis and support, grammatical and form-associated conventions and organization.
Each comment must be 50-75 words long, in full sentences, and must incorporate specific feedback on your correspondent’s post and comparisons to your own work, and one suggestion for how your experience might help their project development -or- how one expression of how their project development might influence yours.
Each post is worth 5 points of your course grade; see the Rubrics page for evaluation and marking parameters.
Each comment is worth 1 point of your participation mark, and counted as completion.