When used mindfully, digital humanities tools can be used to enrich discussion and discovery in the classroom. They can be especially useful in our current climate, with so much of our teaching and learning happening online. This webinar will provide a brief introduction to digital humanities, and then jump into introducing digital humanities tools and methods that librarians and instructors can use to increase engagement in the (virtual) classroom and move peer to peer interaction beyond the message board. Participants will be introduced to free and easy web applications for doing interactive document annotation, quick text analysis, and making timelines. No digital humanities experience required!
Molly Castro is the Digital Humanities Librarian at Florida International University, where she manages the Digital Scholar Studio at the Green Library and provides instruction and consultation on digital scholarship. Prior to that, she worked in digital collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society and the University of Wisconsin-Madison(where she also received her MLIS). She is passionate about teaching and learning, digital scholarship, and open access.