Integrating the Gale Digital Scholar Lab Into Your Courses

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Best practices for teaching and learning

| By Lindsey Gervais, PhD, Digital Learning Manager, Gale |

Building on our major release of the Learning Center last March, we’re excited to announce the release of course development materials, now available through the Gale Digital Scholar Lab, to further support faculty teaching digital humanities. Whether this is your first time integrating digital humanities methodologies into a course or you’re looking for a new way to teach using the Gale Digital Scholar Lab, you’ll find curriculum materials to help develop your course with best practices at the forefront.  

In our Learning Center, you’ll find:  

  • Three complete sample syllabi for faculty teaching a full digital humanities course or integrating the Gale Digital Scholar Lab into a humanities course.  
  • A full set of Gale Digital Scholar Lab learning objectives ready for scope and sequence alignment. These learning objectives range from skills related to text and data mining projects to essential project management skills necessary to carry out a research project.  
  • End-to-end project outlines that help bring project-based learning into your course through a bite-sized mini-project activity and an end-to-end project outline to ensure all the pieces are included in a project report.  
  • Easy access to three sample projects with critical-thinking supplements that are structured around the Gale Digital Scholar Lab “Build, Clean, Analyze” workflow. They provide our student, instructor, and librarian users with several completed project models that are situated within the context of a narrative format. Users can now be guided through the research process while also being provided with expanded information to deepen understanding of each phase of the research process. 
  • Teaching and learning consultative support from our team to help integrate the Gale Digital Scholar Lab into your courses.  

This is just the start! Stay tuned for additional curriculum materials, including discussion questions, assessment rubrics, activities, and more, to help bring digital humanities methodologies into the classroom using the Gale Digital Scholar Lab.  

For more information, contact Digital Learning Manager, Lindsey Gervais.

Meet the Author
Lindsey Gervais, PhD, is a digital learning manager at Gale where she assists in the learning design and development of the Gale Digital Scholarship Program. With a doctorate background and research recognition in the field of Cognition, Instruction, and Learning Technology, Lindsey is helping to elevate the instructional framework of the Gale Digital Scholar Lab. She is a graduate of UCONN and taught Educational Psychology and Research Practicum for undergraduate and graduate students for six years. She also prides herself on her creativity, extensive coffee knowledge, and devotion to the performing arts.

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