World Wine Web: Digital Dictionaries
The MMLC is gearing up for another World.Wine.Web. event! Stop by next Friday, May 17th, at 4:00pm in Kresge 1-375 for the last high-tech happy hour of the year! This month's topic: Digital Dictionaries: Russian Visual Dictionary & NUDe
The digital world opens a host of possibilities for teaching, but also for our students to negotiate meaning and learning. With the Russian Visual Dictionary, Lis Elliott (Slavic Languages) examines how we can make students be aware of "misculturation" and introduce so-called third places or intercultural comparison in language even at the very beginning levels. The Northwestern University Dictionary-e-version or NUDe is a new project, where Lis will guide students in their own creation of a digital-born dictionary of Northwestern, while thinking critically both about dictionaries and the waning age of information in physical book form.
The discussion will be lively and the drinks will be flowing, so join us for another rousing event! Hope to see you there!
Workshop: Prezi, PowerPoint, or Keynote?
The MMLC will hold the second event in a series of short workshops on presentation software Wednesday, May 8 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Kresge 1-315.
Last week, the MMLC gave an overview of effective techniques, and offered a list of recommended resources for building and delivering outstanding presentations.
This week's hands-on session will focus on the specific features of PowerPoint and Keynote that add the greatest value to presentations.
NOTE: Space is limited to 20, to register for this event, please RSVP to Sarah Klusak, firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Tuesday May 7, 2013.
Writing After the Death of Print?
Over the past decade, access to high quality video cameras, computers and editing software has steadily increased and, with it, students' ability to produce creative and scholarly video work. Yet, are we truly ready for students to turn in videos instead of papers? What does it take to teach and evaluate this format?
This month, the MMLC's "World. Wine. Web." happy hour series welcomes John Bresland from the Department of English who is both an accomplished video essayist and thought leader on the topic. In a discussion titled "Writing after the Death of Print: Video Essay Production for Beginners," John will talk about his experience teaching students, including true beginners and technical novices, how to create publishable works for the digital age.
Please join us for stimulating talk, tasty food, and delightsome drinks Friday, April 19, 4-5 pm in Kresge 1-375. All faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcome.Continue reading "Writing After the Death of Print?"
Analog Music ▶ Digital History
The MMLC is at it again with another World.Wine.Web. event! Join us Friday, March 15th, at 4:00pm in Kresge 1-375 for drinks, discussions, and desserts!
This month's session is titled "Analog Music Makes Digital History: Teaching the US Folk Music Revival on a Networked WordPress Platform"
Michael Kramer joins us from the Department of History to lead the conversation. He will share information about his digital folk music history course and the modern digital tools his students use to investigate history, and how these methods fit into the broader emerging field of Digital Humanities.
Close out Reading Week with a little bit of fun! We'll have a glass waiting for you!Continue reading "Analog Music ▶ Digital History"