Earlier today, you should have received an email message from me with the link to the course evaluation. Let me know if you didn’t get it, or if you have any trouble with the Google form.
Please complete the evaluation no later than Monday, December 12th. Thanks for your feedback!
Two notices about skills labs:
1) I’m having a little trouble tracking down the sign in-sheet from the Data Visualization lab on Oct 31. So—on the honor system—if you attended the session, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll update my records accordingly.
The information in my earlier post was incorrect. I have since been told the Lightning Talks event starts at 6pm (NOT 6:30pm). Steve wants as many of you as possible to attend, so he’s planning to let class out early this Monday to accommodate the earlier start time.
It’s a great opportunity to see the range of projects being undertaken by GC students, and to see practical applications of some tools you’ll be exposed to in ITP Core 2. So plan to attend Monday’s Lightning Talks!!
The DH Lightning Talks event is this coming Monday. We moved that night’s skills lab so you could attend. If you are currently working on a project, consider signing up to give a talk. This from the organizers:
“The GC Digital Initiatives is organizing a second annual CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative event on November 7th at 6:30 – 8:30 PM in rooms 9202-9205 at The Graduate Center. The CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative is one opportunity to collect and to share the digital humanities efforts of graduate students, faculty, and staff across CUNY’s campuses. We welcome projects of all size, orientation, and perspective, and hope that through this community-building exercise, we can continue to foster a community of practice throughout our unique institution.
If you are registered to attend the Game-Based Learning skills lab on Monday, October 24, please note the following:
The lab facilitator, Teresa Ober, asks that you bring your own laptop to the session, if possible. She would like to give you hands-on experience creating a game, which will require downloading and installing a (free) web app. The library computers in the lab space typically don’t allow students to do this, so it would be great if you had your own machine to work on.
Just to clarify what’s stated in the syllabus, please read the following from Austerity Blues for Thurs, Oct 6. A full-text PDF of the book is available on the group site.
- Chapter 2, “The State Expansion of Public Higher Education”
- Chapter 3, “Students and Faculty Take Command”
It has been brought to my attention that the selections from Anya Kamenetz’s book, DIY U, aren’t up on the group site with the other readings for Oct 6. As it turns out, we don’t have access to this text to post it in time for class. As an alternate, I am posting a PDF of her e-book, The Edupunks’ Guide, which outlines strategies for students to acquire high-quality education and credentials outside of the traditional classroom.
This is optional reading, but you are encouraged to peruse The Edupunks’ Guide and evaluate it as a response to the current cost, access, and quality crises in higher education.
Some folks are having trouble locating the files for next week’s readings on the group site. The files are in reverse chronological order, so there’s a second page that can easily be missed. If you click “Show All Files,” it actually only shows the files on the first page, though one would think that this action would display all of them.
To make things easier, I’ve grouped the files into folders by week. You can access the folders on the right sidebar. Here’s a screenshot:
Fall Workshops & New Hours at The Graduate Center Library
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**New Fall Hours**
Fall 2016: August 25 – December 23, 2016
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Friday 9 am – 11 pm 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 6 pm Closed
Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm Closed
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