Teaching Collaboration

Hi! One of the issues I run into is that humanities scholars (like me!) are trained for solitary research, not collaboration. While we’re eager to collaborate with our cross-disciplinary peers and colleagues, we may lack the soft skills to engage constructively in collaborative activities. How can we incorporate collaborative activities into our pedagogy to instill not only the praxis of collaboration but the spirit of it as well into our students?

Maybe we could use the Voyant suite voyant-tools.org/as a test case to brainstorm how to incorporate collaboration into a teaching activity. I can do a short demo of the suite, and then we can brainstorm how we might model collaboration in the classroom using the range of tools the suite offers.

Categories: Collaboration, Research Methods, Session Proposals, Session: Play, Teaching, Text Mining |

About Spencer Keralis

Spencer D. C. Keralis is Research Associate Professor and Digital Humanities Coordinator with the Public Services Division of the University of North Texas Libraries. He holds a PhD in English & American Literature from New York University. His research has appeared in Book History, American Periodicals, and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) reports The Problem of Data (2012) and Research Data Management: Principles, Practices, and Prospects (2013). He has held a Mellon Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia, a Legacy Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society, and served as a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Academic Libraries with the University of North Texas Libraries. His current projects focus on representations of children and animals in antebellum American literature and material culture; and on the implications of social media, digital curation, and data management for the future of the humanities.