Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 10

Holiday snaps

Click through for some highlights from TCSE Day 1:

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Mar 10

Goodbye and thank you!

THATCamp Southeast 2013 is done and dusted. Thanks to everyone who took part! Lots of great discussion and collaboration. See you in 2014!

Mar 09

THATCampSE13 Public Google Docs Folder

Hey all – In the spirit of collaboration and working even past THATCampse13, I have created a public folder where we can all create, share, and contribute to/with each other via google docs. The URL is here: docs.google.com/folder/d/0BxzwUZ6mHy6lNi1ZVFdiZ2FDak0/edit?usp=sharing Please jump in and add/create a session you’re leading, so we can all participate.

Mar 09

Restricted Publishing: What Is It Good For?

I would like to examine, discuss, and debate the benefits of continuing to publish academic work behind pay walls, logins, or other restrictions. I understand that there are some — I just want to take the rhetorical position that there aren’t and see what happens. Some possible directions for the discussion are: institutional benefits, liabilities, …

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Mar 09

It’s here!

Good morning and welcome to THATCamp SE 2013! Just removed the Countdown Clock from the sidebar, which means we’re go for flight in 1 hour and 55 minutes! We’re looking forward to an invigorating 28 hours, so … stay caffeinated. Don’t forget to disconnect your #Twitter account from your #FB account and keep your hands …

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Mar 08

Play Session Proposal: RetroComputing

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I would like to propose a play session on retrocomputing and platform studies. Hardware willing, I will bring two Macintosh Powerbooks from the early 1990s loaded with some software and an early, floppy disk-based ebook of William Gibson’s Sprawl trilogy. While playing with these old computers, we can talk about reading these kinds of texts …

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Mar 08

Literary Analysis & Data Visualization Tools

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I often assign literary analyses that ask students to work with data visualization tools such as Wordle, Prezi, Google Maps, Voyant, and Many Eyes. While it’s fun to play around with literary texts in word clouds and word trees, it is much more difficult to use visualizations for an effective “distant reading” to use Franco Moretti’s term. In the …

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Mar 08

Can FOSSELs Fuel Sustainability?

With the economy in its current state, money -or the lack thereof- is a constant concern. The world of Higher Education is not immune to this problem, sadly. How do we create a model that’s sustainable and still provides the tools and education for the next generation of students to become part of the global …

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Mar 07

Proposal: Quizzes as Games

There is a bunch of stuff I want my students to know in my literature courses, but that I am not qualified or don’t want to teach- identifying countries on a map, translating key terms from other languages, grasping basic historical information, grammar.  Is there a low-stakes, self-directed, automated, and (maybe even) fun way of …

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Mar 07

Technology in the Graduate Classroom

Much of the conversation on the utilization of technology in the classroom revolves around undergraduate classes, but in this Talk session, I’d like to discuss whether graduate students can or should likewise be asked to use Twitter, ebooks, blogs, Premiere, etc. in their seminars. Should graduate students create posters about Derrida, for instance, or digital …

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