Areas of Interest & Research:
Digital Edition Building
Online Learning Environments
Publication: Digital Pedagogy
My interest in digital humanities extends beyond my research interests to my pedagogical philosophy. During summer 2015, working under Simon Fraser U faculty member Dr. Michelle Levy and alongside U Toronto Ph.D. student Ashley Morford, we held a Teaching and Learning Development Grant to research the digital edition building in the undergraduate literature classroom. As Graduate Research Assistants, Ashley and I developed teaching materials to assist students with the technical demands of creating a digital edition. We also co-taught a seminar on edition design and planning. Following the conclusion of the course, we review student evaluations in order to gauge how successful the projects, and our various interventions, had been. We wrote a collaborative article summarizing our experiences, lessons learned, and best practices in an essay published in the “Romanticism and Technology” (2017) edition of Romantic Circles Pedagogy Commons. We also created a companion website in order to share our teaching resources, provide technical instruction (via videos), and display successful student projects as examples of what kind of research and exploration can be accomplished through this medium.
Publication: Social Knowledge Creation Bibliography
In the fall of 2016, the ETCL Graduate Research Assistants collaborated to revise a extensive bibliography on social knowledge creation in the humanities. Originally developed in 2012-2013 and published in 2014, the first version was conceived as a compilation of three, separate, annotated bibliographies. Now revisited and renewed, the Social Knowledge Creation Bibliography knits the disparate documents together, broadens the contextual scope, and adds notable subject additions, including public humanities, crowdsourcing, digital publishing, and open access. Not only does our team engage with theories and examples of social knowledge creation throughout the entirety of the document, but we also purposefully practiced social knowledge creation values by collaborating on the intellectual direction of the new iteration, by working together in collecting resources, and by writing cooperatively using electronic authoring platforms, like Google Drive. The bibliography was published in 2017 by Iter Press and is featured in the first volume of Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities.