We hope you had a good first week and are staying safe in this crazy time. We are your Co-Directors of the Digital History Lab this year. For those of you who don’t know us, we are physically located in 510 (next to the grad lounge) but will be operating remotely for the time being. We can help you get your course online, provide consultations on digital projects and course work, and suggest or teach you how to use certain digital tools. We also update your bio pages on the department website. We have a Teaching History Online blog, a podcast, a twitter, and a website. You can reach us at our individual emails or at email@example.com if you have any questions or want to set up an appointment.
Over the course of the year, we are planning to still record our podcast, update the blog, and hold tutorials on digital tools. If you are interested in participating in any of those, including teaching your own tutorial, please let us know.
We will also send out a weekly newsletter that highlight tutorials, digital projects, tools, or events that are related to digital history and pedagogy. For our first newsletter, we want to highlight a few helpful links for teaching online:
—While we have our own THO blog and would love for you to contribute to it, the AHA also has a blog with helpful tips for teaching online and calls for contributors
—The DHL recommends two readings on effective online teaching: alternatives to videoconferencing (here) and the book Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes (available through the library with your ONEYN)
Stay safe and have a good week!
Emma, Craig, and Gabe