I have been pursuing the Graduate Teaching Certificate with a focus on the use and integration of Digital Media (GTC+), through the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT). The workshops and courses I have participated in have helped me think much more deeply about the role that technology and digital media play in my own teaching and in humanities teaching more broadly. Below are a few projects that I have completed — I am particularly interested in the ways that disciplines which are traditionally text- or literature-based can usefully integrate technology (as opposed to using technology for technology’s sake, even when there isn’t a clear pedagogical gain). Some of my other reflections on teaching and technology can be found here, and a proposed digital pedagogy assignment which I’ve developed can be found here.
I worked with Professor Karla Mallette of the Departments of Italian and Near Eastern Studies to develop a digital timeline project for her Italian 240 course, “The Italian Mafia.” This project was funded by a grant from the Institute for the Humanities. Full details of this project and the obstacles we needed to address in order for it to work effectively are available in a blog post that I wrote after the project, which is available here.
I organized a workshop introducing a range of technologies and brainstorming ways to implement them in classics-specific courses. A full description of the workshop, including feedback from participants, is available here.