This month we mark a milestone, announce a major publication, update our Digital Media and Learning Competition, and kick off our 2017 event schedule.
We’re starting the year off right.
HASTAC Reaches 15,000 Members
We’ve reached another HASTAC milestone. This month HASTAC welcomed its 15,000th member. Now THAT is a number we celebrate.
Everyone knows that many web statistics are nebulous--pageviews, visits, bounces, sessions--these are markers of activity, but they're too often misused and paraded.
But 15,000 registered network members is a big deal. We're stronger when more of us are more connected. We're all better off when more of us have a voice.
Coming Soon from HASTAC: Structuring Equality
Structuring Equality: A Handbook for Student-Centered Learning and Teaching Practices, a new publication from HASTAC and the Futures Initiative, is in the final stages of production.
The book includes essays, lesson plans, and assignments—based on principles of engaged, active learning—that offer concrete methods for building equality in the classroom, and throughout academe.
The title, Structuring Equality, comes from the theoretical ideas that motivate this project, namely that you cannot have engagement or innovation without equity. Our idea is that you cannot counter structural inequality with good will. You need to structure equality or it won't happen.
The book will be available on the web, as a download, and in print. Coming Spring 2017.
The Future of Education is Now, by Cathy Davidson
HASTAC Cofounder and Director Cathy N. Davidson was asked to kick off a series on "the future" for Anthropology News, the official publication of the American Anthropological Association.
Event: Accessibility, Mobility, and Design
FEB. 8, 2-3 PM EST
THE GRADUATE CENTER, NYC
Join the Futures Initiative for a conversation about the meaning of mobility and the role of design as a process that can cultivate a culture of accessibility that goes beyond accommodations. Sara Hendren (Olin College of Engineering) and April Coughlin (SUNY, New Paltz) will discuss physical, structural, and attitudinal barriers within and outside of the classroom that shape access to education for students with disabilities. The discussion will be moderated by Jessica Murray (Futures Initiative Fellow, GC Doctoral Student in Human Development).
TWITTER CHAT 1-2pm EST #fight4edu
LIVESTREAM 2-3pm EST
Designing Playlists for Learning with DML 6 Grantees
How do playlists help guide learners toward mastery? How do we map the learning pathways associated with the development of expertise and learner identities?
Our DML 6 Playlists for Learning grantees are taking on these questions, and others, as they adapt their learning content to work in playlist format on the LRNG platform, complete with assessments, evidence of learning, and digital badges.
Mark Your Calendar!
HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities
November 2-4, 2017 [CORRECTED DATES!]
Plan to join us for the next HASTAC conference! You won’t want to miss this one. Planning is in full swing for provocative keynotes, stimulating sessions, festive social events, and networking opportunities..
The lead sponsor and organizing group for the conference is the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium, which includes a dozen institutions in the State of Florida that seek to promote an understanding of the humanities in light of digital technologies and research.
Look out for the conference website and CFP in January, with a deadline in March.
Digital Humanities at The MIT Press: 30% off for HASTAC members!
The MIT Press is thrilled to offer members of HASTAC a 30% book discount on all MITP digital humanities titles. Use discount code MHASTAC30 when prompted during checkout to receive 30% off the list price. While this code can only be used for books purchased directly through the MIT Press website, it can be used more than once, for multiple titles, and for both print and e-editions. Happy reading from The MIT Press!
Register for the 2017 Digital Humanities Summer Institute
HASTAC is partnering once again with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), giving HASTAC members the opportunity to register for the institute’s digital humanities courses at a discounted rate. DHSI will be held on June 5-9 and June 12-16, 2017 at the University of Victoria.