Title: ‘Digital Detectives – Bridging the Gap Between the Archive and the Classroom’
Event: Digital Literacies – Building Learning Communities in the Humanities, HEA Arts & Humanities Workshop, Liverpool John Moores University, 2 April 2014.
Hashtag: #DigitalLiteracies // Storify
Notes: Last week I attended a brilliant HEA workshop organised by @DrHorrocks. In my presentation I spoke about my recent attempts to integrate digital research into my undergraduate teaching. I outlined how we can use digital archives to transform undergraduate history students into empowered producers, rather than just passive consumers, of research. If you’re interested in learning more about the ‘Digital Detectives’ model of undergraduate history teaching then please get in touch – I offer talks and practical workshops for history departments that would like to make better use of their digital resources.
I didn’t write out a script for this presentation – the text below is a rough approximation of what I said on the day, accompanied by some of my powerpoint slides. I have also added some student feedback data, which was not available at the time of the presentation.
About 5 years ago, when I first started teaching, I led a small seminar group of 1st year history students. In the final class of the year […]