Digital Humanities is not just about using tools and making digital projects but also about learning to think critically and ethically about the digital.
Teaching students to think critically and historically about digital tools and culture has never been more important. In an age of fake news, algorithmic culture, and virtual instruction, digital literacy is no longer an option; digital literacy is literacy. We must recognize how media inform message, and we must teach our students to do the same.
The following resources can help you implement such lessons into your classes and inspire you to think of new ways to teach digital literacy. This list has been created and/or curated by DH faculty, who have taught these lessons in their classes. The following is a list of lessons, texts, and external sites to visit to assist you in incorporating lessons that teach students to think critically about the digital. DH@SDSU can assist you in doing the same. Click on a topic below to see lesson plans, sample student projects, videos, reading suggestions, etc. Also listed is a faculty point of contact associated with each lesson. (Listed alphabetically)
- Algorithmic Thinking: teach critical thinking about algorithms and how they operate
- Digital Literacy: teach critical thinking about how to use the Internet, especially for writing classes (search engines, wiki-creation, peer review, bookmarking, etc.)
- Ethical Programming & Value Sensitive Design: teach ethical design and programming
- Media History: The History of the Book
- Media History: The Web
- Media History & Archival Thinking: The Evolution of Newspapers
- Social Justice & Activism: DH projects and collectives that work for social justice.
- User design & Interface design: lessons on thinking critically about interfaces
- Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a curated collection of reusable resources for teaching and research. Organized by keyword, each annotated artifact can be saved, shared, and downloaded. You can read DigiPed like a manuscript, or use it as a platform to create your own collections of digital resources. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/
- Curated reading list on Digital Humanities: books, journals, and blogs suggested by our affiliated faculty.
- Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom: A Practical Introduction (a Scalar book) by Claire Battershill and Shawna Ross