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Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program February Skills Labs

The Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Program invites you to join the following February Skills Labs:


Quantitative Methods & Reasoning Across the Disciplines | Monday, February 6 @ 6:30pm, Room 6418 | Walter Kaczetow & John Orellana

  • Offered in partnership with the Quantitative Research Consulting Center, this lab introduces quantitative methods and reasoning applied to various kinds of research projects. It will cover the basics for an interdisciplinary audience, from questions related to research design and data collection, to choices that arise in analyzing data. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect upon incorporating quantitative approaches into their own projects under development. Students across the disciplines, especially those outside computational fields, are encouraged to attend.
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Introduction To Omeka | Tuesday, February 21 @ 6:30pm, online | Ricardo Martin Coloma

  • Omeka is a free Content Management System (CMS) and a web publishing system built by and for scholars that is used by hundreds of archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and individual researchers and teachers to create searchable online databases and scholarly online interpretations of their digital collections. If you have a digital collection of primary sources that you want to publish online in a scholarly way, you’ll want to consider Omeka. Omeka allows to describe the items according to archival standards, import and export that descriptive information from other systems, and to create interpretive online exhibits in a myriad of ways. Alongside how to create a collection, this workshop will teach how to exhibit your collections following diverse criteria such as 1) Pictures: using on Omeka’s integrated miniature tool users will be able to create a gallery of an specific collection, 2) Location: this tool will allow users to display a set of items in an interactive geographical map using coordinates information attached to each item, and 3) Time: the tool will allow users to lay out a collection of items over an interactive timeline based on the date attributed to each item.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand some of the conceptual challenges faced when developing digital archives.
  • Create an online database of digital archival items.
  • Create a public facing exhibition featuring items from your collections in the format of a gallery.
  • Create a public facing exhibition featuring items from your collections in the format of a map.
  • Create a public facing exhibition featuring items from your collections in the format of a timeline.

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