“Investigate and gain proficiency with a variety of digital platforms and critically reflect on the related impacts on our culture and society.”
We are pleased to present the Digital Scholarship Fellows Program, offered by the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Group in partnership with the Sophomore Journeys Grant.
Students are engaged in a series of workshops, led by Nicole Roché, and Eric Williams-Bergen. The workshops and related tasks are designed to progressively increase the students’ skills in the use of digital technologies for scholarly research and to acquaint them with the debates about the role and challenges of technology in our society.
Mary Jane Smith, Sophomore Journeys Coordinator, and Associate Professor of History notes,
“The Sophomore Journeys Digital Fellows Scholarship offers students mentored, hands-on, experiential learning that they will be able to transfer to their classroom assignments, SYE mentored research projects, and/or internships, fellowships, and post-graduation employment. After working one-on-one with LIT digital learning experts, the Digital Fellows will employ their newly learned expertise in digital technology platforms to advise faculty and/or students working on digital scholarship projects while continuing to enhance their own digital technologies research skills.”
Fellows receive a stipend for their participation in the program. Activities include regular DSF collaboration meetings and digital skills workshops. Meetings and workshops are relaxed and productive to help guide progress through the program.
Developing digital skills from workshops enhance scholarly research used in a variety of collaborative digital scholarship projects on and off campus. Upon completion of the program, fellows have a foundation of various digital skills and project experience. This experience enhances future college and professional work at St. Lawrence and beyond!
Learn Digital Skills in Workshops
Student Fellows attend workshops to increase their repertoire of computer skills and technical knowledge, while simultaneously deepening their understanding of digital scholarhship.
With hands-on experience, fellows learn the basics of HTML and CSS, building blocks of every webpage and ubiquitous tools for presenting digital information. Fellows learn how to arrange and stylize web content manually by building a simple but attractive personal website. Students also gain experience building WordPress- and Drupal-based websites.
Artificial Intelligence, along withVirtual and Augmented Reality technologies are changing the world from entertainment to scientific research, but they have scholarly and pedagogical applications as well. In this workshop, students experience various Augmented Reality tools for smartphone and tablet, before embarking on virtual journeys to ancient Rome, the African savannah, and the depths of solitary confinement.