The Digital Liberal Arts at UMW: a Series of Conversations and Conversation Starters

We are pleased to announce our 2017 series of events around the Digital Liberal Arts.


Summer 2017 at DTLT

Welcome back UMW community! This is a new feature for the DTLT blog that will run every month, so you can keep up with what’s been going on with us!


A rock in the middle of the ocean and two people traversing the ground at its base.

Digital Knowledge: a Domain of One's Own Faculty Initiative

Putting the word “digital” in front of “knowledge” or in front of “liberal arts” begs a whole host of questions: What work does “digital” do as an adjective? What do we imply or privilege if we use it as a noun (“the digital”)?


Writing and STEM: a Workshop

While the ideas and philosophy of traditionally liberal arts disciplines overlap well with the goals and practices of Digital Liberal Arts, many educators in STEM fields find it difficult to identify with these pedagogical strategies that have the potential to enhance their teaching, and importantly, their students’ retention.


What's a Vote Worth? (a.k.a., The Importance of the Quantitative Liberal Arts)

Merging quantitative and qualitative reasoning, applying critical thought to data, synthesizing the arts, sciences, and humanities, … these are essential elements of modern education.


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CryptoParty in the HCC!

There are things we can do to maintain the integrity of our data, to control our private digital identity.
So we’re having a party!


Ten Simple Ways to Integrate Technology into your Teaching: A UMW Perspective

This piece aims to offer suggestions to faculty who may be just beginning the process of incorporating technology into their teaching. As you review these ideas, consider too that these are not “add-on” or “extra” elements—ideally, they will offer a way into the content that makes it not just more accessible, relevant, and engaging, but also helps deepen thinking and creativity for students and faculty alike.


A New Approach to Class Visits

Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies (DTLT) class visits are opportunities for us to get involved with classes in a face to face setting.


Planning the Semester Ahead

As we emerge from our vacation spaces and begin to really look forward to the upcoming semester, we wanted to take the time to bring together some of the resources on our site and on our blog to help you feel less overwhelmed as you map out your course for the Spring 2017 semester.


Assessment as Care, Assessment of Care

What if, instead, we cared about our students, and not their products. The essay is no longer the simulacrum for learning, for the student, but instead what if we make the student the thing we care most about.