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Coffee & Learn

coffeelearn_headerCoffee & Learn is a new series of mini-workshops held at the Arts & Humanities Café in Bartlett 201 every Monday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Members of Dartmouth's Digital Humanities community will discuss technologies for research and teaching, and participants will have plenty of time for guided practice over delicious afternoon cappuccino. Read more for a list of Coffee & Learns that we've organized for the remainder of winter term.

February 13th: Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Laura Braunstein (Digital Humanities Librarian)

Join us for some hands-on experience with Wikipedia! During this one-hour session, you will create an account and learn how to edit articles. We will also discuss potential applications of Wikipedia and Wikipedia-editing to your teaching. No prior experience necessary, but please come with your laptop!

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February 20th: Intro to Text Mining for the Humanities - Jed Dobson (Department of English)

Are you interested in learning how to use text mining tools to help you and your students interpret large textual archives? We’ll examine collections of Dartmouth-student-produced social media posts with a variety of small, open source, and modular tools. Our approach will be focused on the collection and generation of textual evidence, while simultaneously discussing the affordances and limitations of the methods we use.

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February 27th: Teaching with Google Maps - Steve Gaughan (GIS Specialist, Research Computing)

Come to Coffee & Learn this week to learn how to use maps and geographic information in your teaching.  Maps provide value-added context and geographic information systems can be used to examine patterns and clustering.  We'll introduce you to using web-based tools in Google Maps and Google Fusion Tables to bring geographic context to your teaching and research.

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March 6th: YouTube Secrets - Kes Schroer (Instructional Designer, Educational Technologies)

Learn six tricks for using YouTube videos more effectively in your class:

  1. Set a private channel that only your students can access.
  2. Get a free transcript of any video or audio file on YouTube.
  3. Create a link that will start a YouTube video at a certain time.
  4. Embed a YouTube link in your Canvas course page.
  5. Send your students a video about YouTube's copyright rules, featuring a cast of puppets!
  6. Find the next viral video that no one knows about yet.

Each trick takes just a minute to learn, so bring your laptops and prepare to practice!

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