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Dear Colleagues,

We hope you’re enjoying the final weeks of this crazy semester!  Here are the latest reminders and updates from the Digital History Lab.

  1. Workshop Today: This afternoon (Monday 11/16) at 3 pm, DHL co-director Craig Gill will host a workshop on Zotero for Research Management–join us to learn more about how Zotero, a popular bibliography tool, offers powerful options for organizing and streamlining research.  Join us on the Zoom link here.
  2. Digital History Working Group: the next meeting of the DHWG is this Thursday, 11/19 at 4 pm. if you’re interested and join us on the Zoom link here.
  3. Teaching Resources: As usual, the internet overflows with advice on teaching during the pandemic–here are some selected highlights.
    1. Two recent articles from Inside Higher Ed may prove thought-provoking as you plan courses for the Spring.  Colleen Flaherty writes on new research on active learning in the digital classroom.  Cathy Davidson and Christina Katapodis discuss ways to improve group work in online settings.
    2. Though first published on IHE in May, this article on equitable exams is a valuable reminder as we enter finals week.
    3. Two teaching workshops in December may be especially interesting for graduate students:
      1. CIRTL, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting, December 1
      2. Graduate School, Course Development Institute for Graduate Students, December 7-8
    1. The DHL is happy to discuss tools and techniques for digital pedagogy as you adapt your teaching.  Excellent resources, including one-on-one consultations, are also available from Keep Teaching UNC.
  1. As usual…the DHL continues to seek volunteers to write for our blog, Teaching History Online, and to record episodes on our podcast, The Lens: Historians and Popular Media.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for how the DHL can better serve the department, let us know

Have a great week!

-Gabe, Emma, Craig, and Ash

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