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By Bridget Draxler on Mar 19th, 2014
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In our first post, Matt Lavin and I talked about using Skype and social annotating to create a course exchange between our first y
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By Bridget Draxler on Feb 25th, 2014
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This weekend, I had the privilege of participating in the second meeting for the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) "Introducing Change"...
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By Bridget Draxler on Feb 17th, 2014
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This post is co-authored by Matt Lavin (St. Lawrence University) and Bridget Draxler (Monmouth College).  We are both teaching first-year...
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By Bridget Draxler on Jan 6th, 2014
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This semester, I tried an experiment in my senior capstone course.  Instead of deciding for my students how their final grade would be...
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By Bridget Draxler on Oct 30th, 2013
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This weekend, I spent two days with a brilliant group of faculty, library staff, and consortium leaders for a joint meeting to brainstorm how CIC...
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By Bridget Draxler on Feb 25th, 2013
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On Saturday, I participated in a fabulous one-day conference organized by UIowa’s HASTAC Scholars called “Rewiring the Classrooom." The opening...
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By Bridget Draxler on Feb 23rd, 2013
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This week, I spent three days at the University of Iowa to give a series of talks on digital writing, civic engagement, and the transition from life...
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By Bridget Draxler on Feb 13th, 2013
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This weekend, I spent three days at the Macalester College campus in St. Paul, MN as part of an “Introducing Change” workshop.
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By Bridget Draxler on Dec 7th, 2012
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 Recent articles like this one have explored the connection between MOOCs and the liberal arts. Cathy Davidson has carried the conversation...
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By Bridget Draxler on Nov 8th, 2012
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The 2013 Digital Humanities conference may include a panel on The Future of Undergraduate Digital Humanities.  That's us!  Here are some...
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Bridget Draxler is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of an interdisciplinary writing program at Monmouth College, a liberal arts college in Monmouth, IL. Her current role at the college allows her to support student speaking and writing skills by developing public digital humanities initiatives within the college's core curriculum. As a graduate student at the University of Iowa, Bridget served two terms as a HASTAC Scholar and as a fellow at the Obermann Graduate Institute for Engagement and the Academy. Bridget recently developed a course in Iowa literature as part of The University of Iowa UCOL Mobile Application Development Team, highlighting UNESCO's designation of Iowa City as a World City of Literature through undergraduate student research. She continues to collaborate with the UCOL team, and her students are writing multimedia biographies of civic leaders for a "Local Heroes" mobile app.
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