After break: for 20 March

For our first meeting after break

Read/consider/browse the sources below. They all go beyond the mechanical turk kind of collecting and focus on creation of new content.  No need to read everything in the two textbooks linked to. Better to get a good sense of what they are, what kind of stuff they include, and how they were done as projects. But numbers 1 and 4 are really worth digging into.

1. Digital Humanities and Crowdsourcing: An Exploration | MW2013: Museums and the Web 2013

“In our study, we took a different perspective to classify crowdsourcing, and we focused on the tasks that participants are asked to perform.

As the analysis of the thirty-six initiatives progressed, two main trends emerged:

  1. Crowdsourcing projects that require the “crowd” to integrate/enrich/reconfigure existing institutional resources
  2. Crowdsourcing projects that ask the “crowd” to create/contribute novel resources”

2. Hacking the Academy – as an example of how it’s done in the humanities.

3. Open Textbook Tweet – WikiEducator – another example of how it’s done in the humanities. The book itself is at wikieducator.org/images/e/e2/OPEN_TEXTBOOK_tweet_eBook.v1.0sa.pdf

4. Essay on crowdsourcing the humanities curriculum | Inside Higher Ed  “Undergraduate students should join professors in selecting the content of courses taught in the humanities.”  Scan the comments, too.

Project Notes for 20 Mar: From these sources, develop some notes towards creating a crowdsourcing project for us to engage in.  Use this googe docs document.

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