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News and Announcements | April 14, 2016

Day of DigPed: Workshop topic announced

Day of Digped logo squareBased on your votes, ACERT will be hosting a workshop on creating open access digital books as part of our May 3 Day of Digital Pedagogy, a celebration of faculty and students’ innovative use of digital technology in the classroom. This hands-on workshop, led by Jack Dougherty (Professor of Educational Studies, Trinity College), will feature the open-source Pressbooks platform, a WordPress derivative that generates books in multiple formats. Jack will also draw comparisons between Pressbooks and similar tools such as Git+Book and Scalar.

Jack and his collaborators published Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning (University of Michigan Press, 2015) using a self-hosted Pressbooks site. Currently, he and his students are using Pressbooks to create On The Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and its Suburbs, which includes interactive maps and oral history videos.

Jack is author of the award-winning More Than One Struggle: The Evolution of School Reform in Milwaukee (University of North Carolina Press, 2004) and has co-written and co-edited several influential open-access volumes on digital humanities scholarship and pedagogy.

Light refreshments will be served.

Participation is limited. Click here to RSVP for this and other Day of DigPed events.

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