Through time and space: Data as a narrative device

Marcela Isuster, Michael Groenendyk
2020 Zenodo  
With the rise of digital scholarship, the way students interact and produce information has changed, reframing the meaning of storytelling. In the context of a humanities course, two librarians were tasked with finding and teaching tools and resources that would allow students to produce multimedia storytelling projects using spatial and temporal data. While the process was challenging and learning curves were steep, students learned to discover data, create metadata, and combine multimedia
more » ... bine multimedia information to create a compelling narrative. And they learned to code too! This presentation will discuss the process of introducing humanities students into the world of data. It will explore balancing learning curves with project needs, and opportunities to integrate data into the humanities curriculum. The presenters will also discuss instruction challenges and best practices for librarians and instructors wanting to participate in similar projects.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3775819 fatcat:q3fhqqdxejf5xnpzun47pwneyi