Online digital scholarship projects are abundant. Parsing a digital project is important to figure out what it’s trying to accomplish, what research goals. It helps to have a set of reliable criteria to use to break down a project into its components. The video by Dr. Miriam Posner lays out the 3 basic layers of a project.
Objectives for Annotation:
- Become familiar with a process for evaluating digital projects.
- Critically evaluate a digital process and consider what criteria are important for assessing an online scholarly project.
- Establish group collaboration expectations, including time management and communication, and complete first collaboration.
- Contact your Annotation group members. Decide how you will all contribute to the assignment in a way that is equitable.
- Watch the Posner video carefully to make sure the 3 components of a project are clear.
- Evaluate the project assigned to your group. See next section below for details of what to include in your write-up.
- Draft group charter (instructions in D2L with the group assignments).
Turn In on D2L:
A complete Write-up will include:
- 1 short paragraph for each of the 3 parts of a project as described by Dr. Posner (sources, processed, presented).
- What other aspects of creating and presenting a research project could be included in evaluating a project? Add additional criteria with a short blurb about why you think it should be part of a critical evaluation of a project. Draw on readings about critical digital literacy (Bali and Brown) and think about the metadata Lab you did last week!
1 group member posts the write-up to the Discussion Board in D2L on behalf of the team by Friday, 9/4 at 11pm. Make sure everyone’s name is included with the write-up.
Email to Dr. Sharpe:
- Group charter document, with all group members cc’d on the email, by Sunday 9/6 at 11pm.