Developing reusable technology workshops to enhance digital literacy

TitleDeveloping reusable technology workshops to enhance digital literacy
Faculty/College/UnitUBC Library
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2020
Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2020/2021
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorJeremy Buhler
Year 1: Funded Amount15,136
Year 1: Team Members

Jeremy Buhler, Data Librarian, UBC Library
Jacqui Brinkman, Director, Graduate Student Professional Development, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Allan Cho, Research Commons Librarian, UBC Library
Ekatarina (Eka) Grguric, Digital Scholarship Librarian, UBC Library
Sally Hermansen, Professor of Teaching, Geography, Faculty of Arts
Raymond Ng, Professor, Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Evan Thornberry, GIS Librarian, UBC Library
Joseph Topornycky, Manager, Graduate Student Programs, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

Year 1: Summary

This project helps graduate students develop research-enabling digital scholarship skills through workshops offered by the UBC Library Research Commons. The output will be a series of six reusable workshops about digital scholarship technologies with potential to enhance students’ academic research and future work. The project responds to growing interest in data science among UBC students and focuses on technologies relevant to geospatial data systems (GIS). We focus on GIS for its multidisciplinary appeal and its relevance to curricula in Geography, Forestry, and the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA).

The project will hire six content developers (postdoctoral fellows and/or graduate students). Each will receive facilitation training from the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), then develop and deliver a two-hour workshop on a GIS topic. Workshop content will be deposited into an open repository. Future iterations of the project could target other research-enabling skills aligned with student needs.

Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2021/2022
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorEka Grguric
Year 2: Funded Amount14,912
Year 2: Team Members

Ekatarina (Eka) Grguric, Digital Scholarship Librarian, UBC Library Research Commons
Jacqui Brinkman, Director, Graduate Student Professional Development, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Jeremy Buhler, Data Librarian, UBC Library Research Commons
Mary Chapman, Director, Public Humanities Hub
Allan Cho, Research Commons Librarian, UBC Library Research Commons
Megan Meredith-Lobay, Digital Humanities Analyst, Advanced Research Computing
Patrick Pennefather, Assistant Professor, Theatre and Film, Faculty of Arts / Emerging Media Lab
Evan Thornberry, GIS Librarian, UBC Library Research Commons
Joseph Topornycky, Manager, Graduate Student Programs, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

Year 2: Summary

This project helps graduate students develop research-enabling skills through workshops offered by the UBC Library Research Commons. The output will be a series of six reusable workshops that respond to growing interest in data science among UBC students, focusing on technologies relevant to Digital Scholarship (DS) practice. We chose this focus for its multidisciplinary appeal, especially among disciplines that are not traditionally technology focused; the increasing number of tools and platforms catering to DS practice; and its curricular importance at UBC across disciplines and particularly in the Digital Humanities and Computational Social Sciences.

The project will hire three to six content developers (postdoctoral fellows or graduate students). Each will receive instruction design training from the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) as they develop and then deliver two-hour workshops on Digital Scholarship topics. Workshop content will be deposited into an open repository under a permissive open license.