Hope Thing Two is going well, and Google hasn’t thrown up any unpleasant surprises! I’m looking forward to reading your blog posts on your online identity this week.
Next week’s Thing is on Bibliometrics, and by lucky chance, tomorrow’s Guardian Higher Education Network Livechat is on the topic of altmetrics – alternative measures of scholars’ impact, such as the very tools we’re exploring in this module. I’ll be following at 12 tomorrow! It should suggest some interesting issues for you to blog about.
Follow the discussion at 12 tomorrow here.
And another Guardian article on ‘altmetrics‘.
Our first few DH23Things participant blogs have been set up! I’ve linked to them in the blogroll in the righthand column of this blog, so you can find them and see what other participants have to say (see the image in this post to see what the blogroll looks like). When you’ve registered your own blog, I’ll link it here.
I hope you’re getting on ok with setting up your own blog – thinking of what to say in your first post is a common problem, but the reflective framework in the Thing One post below suggests four things to write about, and you can also look at the other participant blogs, and the additional reading in Thing One, for more ideas to respond to.
Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the email list, firstname.lastname@example.org, where you can ask questions, raise issues and suggest tips among the group for the rest of the programme. If you’re having any trouble setting up your blog, try sending an email to the list and see if someone can help you out.
Thing One of the DH23Things will be posted here on Monday 10th Sept next week, beginning Module One of the programme! We’ll post a Thing a week for six weeks for you to explore, with instructions on how to use the digital tool of the week, and some reflective prompts for you to think and blog about.
To keep up to date with each Thing as it is posted, you can follow this blog and receive notifications by entering your email address in the box to the right of this post. If you’re familiar with RSS, you could also use this to stay in touch!
If you’ve signed up for the Launch event on Monday, then we look forward to meeting you there! If you can’t make it, don’t worry, we’ll be filming the presentations and posting them here, so you can attend digitally, if not in person!
23Things for Digital Humanities (DH23) is a self-directed, peer mentored reflective programme to help researchers in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Cambridge University to explore digital technologies and the ways in which they impact on various aspects of their working lives, and thereby to develop their own strategic approach to engagement with digital technologies. It is a way to discover and explore digital tools which might be useful to you but also a framework for evaluation, reflection and wider integration of digital technologies to enhance your work, to the level which is appropriate for you.
The DH23things programme will begin in September, 2012. We will hold a launch event in CRASSH to begin the programme, where you can meet us and other participants, and find out a bit more about some of the Things we will be exploring. You can register using the ‘how to join’ page, or at the launch event. Check back here for updates over the next month (alternatively, you could follow this blog to receive updates by email – see the right hand menu).