DH offers possibilities for teachers to educate in new and engaging ways. Tools are available to make the learning and sharing of information more visual, interactive, and collaborative. However, this prospect can feel overwhelming for those not as familiar with DH practices. Here we offer some guidance and resources.
When incorporating digital methods and practices into one’s teachings, it’s important to ask yourself why am I introducing the digital and how do these digital interventions help me achieve my learning outcomes? This two-part question should be asked on the onset and throughout the development of the intervention, whether for a digital assignment or a digitally-centered course.
The DH Center’s team is available for consultations as you design and implement your syllabi, assignments, and assessments. We also host tool-based workshops and tutorials as well as space for project work-days and final project showcases as part of our efforts to connect faculty and students to the larger DH community. See an example of a collaboration between a History professor and our Digital Humanities librarian here.
Make sure to check out TeachDH, a new website showcasing the ways in which SDSU DH faculty incorporate DH tools, methods, and pedagogy into their teaching. See also Dr. Pam Lach's Spring 2021 Digital Humanities Pedagogy Workshop Series, including slide decks and worksheets. Recordings of the workshops are available on the DH@SDSU YouTube Channel: Workshop #1: Intro to Digital Humanities Pedagogy, Workshop #2: Assignment Design.
Claire Battershill and Shawna Ross. Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom: A Practical Introduction for Teachers, Lecturers, and Students. London: Bloomsbury, 2017. Companion website: http://scalar.usc.edu/works/digital-humanities-in-the-classroom-a-practical-introduction/index.
Brett D. Hirsch (ed.), Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics. Open Book Publishers, 2012. https://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/161
Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, Jentery Sayers (eds.), Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments: https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/. This is a free, peer-reviewed, curated collection of reusable and remixable resources for teaching and research. Organized by keyword, each annotated artifact can be saved, shared, and downloaded. You can read DigiPed like a manuscript, or use it as a platform to create your own collections of digital resources.
See also various editions of Debates in the Digital Humanities, many of which include essays on teaching and pedagogy. https://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/. SDSU Library has the 2012 edition (ebook) and the 2019 edition (print) but all editions are also freely available online.
JITP: Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy: https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/
Hybrid Pedagogy: https://hybridpedagogy.org/
Student Collaborators’ Bill of Rights: https://humtech.ucla.edu/news/a-student-collaborators-bill-of-rights/