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Collaborative Digital Projects

« The Pedagogy Project

In this section’s chapters, we see the benefits of collaboration in action. Indeed collaboration is considered not only one of the markers of the digital project (see N. Katherine Hayles’s How We Think) but also one of its strengths. By combining diverse skill sets and multiple minds, we, as instructors, institute an atmosphere of creative and technical possibility.

This exciting section includes assignments including a team-based German-language web writing exercise (Kick), a collaborative Second Life assignment wherein students create virtual ‘curatorial tours’ (Steele), and group annotation (Arteaga) and archive (Enszer) projects. As an unintended manifesto of sorts, organizing the section’s embrace of collaborative experimentation, Phillips fleshes out five important—and very useful—lessons that will be of interest to anyone teaching or interested in teaching nontraditional courses or assignments.

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