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.
- Close-Reading as Collaboration: A Digital Reading of Ruth Ozeki's My Year of Meats
- Collaboratively blogging / authoring a website in the foreign-language classroom
- Designing Curator Tours via Second Life
- Gaming the System: Things I Learned by Asking Lit Majors to Design Their Own Digital Games
- Teaching Annotation using MIT’s Annotation Studio Interface
- Teaching and Making Digital Archives
- Visualizing America's Wars
- Infrastructure and Collaboration: On Crafting an Assignment Sequence for a Web-Based Final Project in a Composition Course
- Collaborative Creation: Annotated Bibliography