Week 1 – New Media, New Literacies

08/19   A New Culture of Learning

  • Howard Rheingold, “Five Literacies in a Nutshell” in Net Smart: How to Thrive Online (2012)
  • Cathy N. Davidson, “Twenty-first-Century Literacies – a Checklist” (Appendix) in Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way we Live, Work, and Learn (2012)
  • Watch “Changing Education Paradigms” (RSA Animate)
  • “Web Design Terms”

 

Week 2 – Reading, Writing, Linking, Archiving

08/24   Program or Be Programmed

08/26   Archiving and/as Thinking

 

Week 3 – Distraction & Attention

09/01   Reading Online

09/03   Experiments in Attention

 

Week 4 – Grammar & Punctuation

09/07   No Class – Labor Day Holiday.

09/09   Marks and Hieroglyphics

 

Week 5 – Introduction to Digital Humanities

09/14   What is Digital Humanities?

09/16   The Promise and Perils of Digital Humanities

 

Week 6 – Children’s Literature & Special Collections

09/21   Curious George Goes to Hattiesburg

NOTE: Class will meet outside McCain Library & Archives for our visit to Special Collections

09/23   The History of Children’s Literature

 

Week 7 – Writing, Print, and the Future of the Book

09/28   Writing Technologies

09/30   Reading Technologies

 

Week 8 – Multimedia Composition

10/05   Introduction to Multimodal Projects

  • Final Book Review Due.
  • “Chapter 1: What are Multimodal Projects?” & “Chapter 2: Analyzing Multimodal Projects” in Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects
  • Selections from The Craft of Research
    • “Prologue: Planning Your Project: An Overview” and “Chapter Three: From Topics to Questions,” pp. 31-50
  • In Class: Discuss the finding aid with your groups for the Digital Project

10/07   Multimedia Storytelling

 

Week 9 – Elements of Design

10/12   Design and Diagrammatic Writing

10/14   Engaging Sources

  • Deadline for Outline of Sources – Blog Post Due
  • Find one source relevant to your project.  Save it and bring it to class (either on a laptop or printed out)
  • From The Craft of Research: “Chapter Six: Engaging Sources,” pp. 84-99
  • “Sources and Assets” in Writer/Designer, pp. 61-63

10/14   Letters and Typography

 

Week 10 – Data, Metadata, & Classification

10/19   Digitization & Digital Workshop

10/21   Metadata & Classification

 

Week 11 – The Library Beyond the Book

10/26   Libraries Then, Libraries Now

  • Jeffrey T. Schnapp and Matthew Battles, The Library Beyond the Book
    • Read “Prospects” and “Windows,” 14-37 and 38-53

10/28   Cold Storage

  • Written Pitch of Digital Exhibit Due
  • Jeffrey T. Schnapp and Matthew Battles, “The Library Beyond the Book
    • Read “Database” and “So…,” pp. 72-81 and pp. 120-129
    • Browse “Provocations” in the right-hand margin
  • In Class: Watch the documentary Cold Storage. Also found at Library Beyond the Book

 

Week 12 – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

11/02   Records, Sources, Libraries

  • In Class: Workshop on Digital Exhibit
  • Robin Sloan, Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

11/04   Records, Sources, Libraries

  • In Class: Workshop on Research Project
  • Robin Sloan, Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
  • From The Craft of Research: “Chapter Eight: Making Claims,” pp. 120-126

 

Week 13 – Copyright & Citations

11/09   Commerce & Copyright

11/11   Citations and Bibliographic Records

  • Annotated Bibliography Due – Turn in paper copy to Professor Carey by this date.
  • From The Craft of Research: “Chapter Thirteen: Drafting Your Report,” pp. 187-191
  • “Citations” in The Craft of Research, 190-202
  • “Copyright” in Writer/Designer, pp. 63-76

 

Week 14 – Writing Workshop

11/16   Writing Workshop

  • From The Craft of Research: “Revising Your Organization and Argument,” pp. 203-210

11/18   Writing Workshop

  • Drafts of Written Sections of Digital Exhibit Due
  • From The Craft of Research: “Introductions and Conclusions,” pp. 232-248

 

Week 15 – Curating the Archive

11/23   Curious George Presentations

  • Final Reports and Mockups for Digital Exhibit Due

11/25   Curious George Presentations

  • Final Reports and Mockups for Digital Exhibit Due

 

Week 16 – Sharing & Presenting 

11/30   Share and present final research projects.

12/02   Compose, design, curate, and edit final portfolios.

  • Research Project Due

 

 

Final Portfolio Due: Monday, December 7th (by 1:30 p.m.)