Associate Professor of English, Kenneth Sherwood, has been chosen to participate as a poetry scholar in the NEH-funded NEH-funded Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities: "High Performance Sound Technology for Access and Scholarship" (HIPSTAS). The year-long project focuses on developing and using new technologies to access and analyze spoken word recordings within audio collections.
The DHC and the department of English are pleased to welcome Dr. Adrian S. Wisnicki to IUP. At present Adrian is completing a monograph that explores British knowledge production on the African "frontier" through close analysis of works by Livingstone, Burton, Kingsley, Conrad, Buchan, and others. His next project, which will be published through Livingstone Online, entails producing a digital, multidisciplinary, critical edition and image database of Livingstone's final exploration diaries (1869-1873). For more information, see http://www.livingstoneonline.ucl.ac.uk/
DHC co-director Kenneth Sherwood is continuing the teaching explorations of blogging with English 101 students this year -- using a new tool called Wordpress/Buddypress. Students are conducting audio interviews and using a blog to document their writing processes.
As Dr. Eric Glicker's research shows, one dimension contributing to the value of writing through blogs is the opportunity to create a community of learners in dialogue. So having others read the blog and comment is crucial to gaining the motivational and shaping effects of audience.
Blogging has emerged as an intriguing educational tool in recent years, particularly for those of us teaching writing. Recently, IUP doctoral student Eric Glicker defended his dissertation entitled "The Student Writer as Blogger: A Longitudinal Study of a Blogger's Critical Narrative Events." DHC co-director Gian Pagnucci directed the dissertation, and DHC co-director Kenneth Sherwood was also a reader.
Announcing the companion website for "Reading Rebooted: Glimpsing the Future of Literature in the Digital Age" which offers the opportunity to preview the works selected from twelve digital writers and artists from the United States, Europe, and Australia. Visit http://readingrebooted.iupdhc.org to learn about future of literature in the digital age.
A 2007-08 Tour of IUP Faculty Explorations in Teaching Technology
Presentation for the Emerging Technology Committee of ACPAC
2pm - Thursday, May 1, 2008
Presentation for the IUP Spring Methodology
Conference on Foreign Language Teaching
Dr. Dawn Smith - Sherwood
Dr. Kenneth Sherwood
Visit the wiki for a brief outline of the general educational uses of the wiki, and a look at the explorations in progress of IUP Faculty.
You are welcome to contribute to this Wikis In Education 101" page, which has been composed for a presentation to the ACPAC Emerging Technology Committee at IUP.