Student Thoughts About Podcasting Assignments

If we weren't required to leave the room, we would probably look like this...(Leaning over the table while students write)

When requiring students to complete non-traditional assignments like blogging and podcasting, it can be difficult to predict how students might respond to these kinds of learning activities. In this post, Evan shares some of the input he received from students who did blogging and podcasting in his classes. He also shares the questions he uses for his Technology Evaluation that he asks students to fill out at the end of the semester.

Blogging in the Classroom: Three of My Mistakes


Evan reflects on three mistakes he made while using blogging in the courses he’s taught.

Using Microsoft Word for Managing Citations

Create a New Source with the Citation Manager

Until recently, I used Scrivener for all my writing projects.  However, when I started to share drafts with my writing group and my advisors, everyone used Microsoft’s Word comments and track changes to mark up my writing.  Rather than deal importing and exporting from Scrivener, I thought I would try Word again.  When starting to […]

Organizing Your Research with DEVONthink Pro Office

Devonthink Pro Office Logo

When it comes to organizing research, the humanities scholar has any number of options. Most of us need to be able to organize a mix of notes, images, articles, and other kinds of documents in a way that allows us to group them in different ways. I eventually decided that DEVONthink Pro Office (available for OS X) makes the most sense to me to store the ten thousand or so items that make up my dissertation research.

Drawn In: Collaborative Storytelling and Brandon Generator


What does the writer/director of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim have to show us about writing and publishing collaboratively on the Web?

Web Publishing and the Monograph


Many books are presented in a digital form that attempts to mimic the traditional experience of their paper predecessors. When thinking about how to present scholarship on the Web, I am left with a problem. I am not all that interested in creating an archive, and I am not interested in simply distributing a book-like object online. Instead I would like to see something in between these two models–a monograph that allows for a participatory narrative. Scholarship on the Web doesn’t have to conform to something that has a counterpart in the analog world. The issue: what might this look like?

Imagination, Interiors, and User Interfaces (Spatial Turn Series)


Designers, writers, and developers have the challenge of finding the right balance of interaction among sources, interface, and user, and “virtual tours” are no different. My favorite digital humanities projects are those that get this balance right. They draw me in and allow my imagination to go anywhere. By looking at three examples of virtual tours, we can start to see the ways in which sources, interface and users interact to produce moments of interest and imagination.

Finding WordPress Help


When starting to use WordPress, finding answers to your questions can be overwhelming. Because so many people use WordPress to run their web sites, there are countless options for finding assistance. Understanding a little more about WordPress can help you narrow down your options and get the help you need.

Change a Display Name


One of the easiest things you can do to make your blog posts look a little more polished is to change how your name appears in your byline.  WordPress allows you to change this easily in your Profile. 1.) Log in to your site. 2.) Click on your name in the Admin Bar in the […]

What is the “Spatial Turn”? GIS and the Historian

World Map Project: China Map

What does historical research look like when using GIS?