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Course | Digital Skills Workshop

LUCDH Teach the Teachers Workshop in Digital Skills

Monday 24 January 2022 - Friday 28 January 2022
Monday - Thursday 09:30 - 13:00 (each day); Friday 10:00 - 12:00
On Campus if possible. (Online if Covid restrictions prevail.)
Digital Lab - P.J. Veth 1.07. (Or Kaltura online)

Digital Lab@Veth

From Monday 24 to Friday 28 January 2022, the Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities and the Centre for Digital Scholarship will co-organize a Teach the Teachers workshop in Digital Skills and Thinking for the Humanities.

After this week you will have seen a wide range of examples of concepts and tools for digital data, analysis, (visual) storytelling, and didactics and will have gained working knowledge with some of them. The aim of this workshop is to (better) integrate digital skills, methods, and theory in our teaching, but the things you will learn here will also benefit your research.

The schedule and planned topics are as follows:

Monday (9:30 – 13:00) Computational Thinking

  • Introduction to Jupyter notebooks (Jelena)
  • Introduction to Python programming (Jelena, Peter)

Tuesday (9:30 – 13:00): Text Mining & Tool Criticism

  • Sentiment analysis (Peter)
  • Topic modelling (Jelena)
  • Tool criticism (Peter)

Wednesday (9:30 – 13:00): Text Representation & Web Technologies

  • Put meaning into text with HTML and Markdown (Ben)
  • Make your own webpage (Ben/Angus)

 Thursday (9:30 – 13:00): Data Visualization

  • Data visualization (Angus)
  • Maps (Angus)

Friday (10:00 – 12:00) Lab@Veth Day

  • Bring and analyze your own data
  • Try out 3D printing, VR glasses, OCR

Is this course for you?
The 5-morning workshop is meant specifically for those who provide education at the Faculty of the Humanities.
If you are non-teaching or non-Humanities staff, but have an interest in participating, please send us an e-mail with your motivation so we can place you on an ‘interested’ list. We cannot guarantee participation, but will open up any remaining spots for people on the ‘interested’ list in January. Regardless, your indication of interest will help us in designing and planning other workshop forms.

How do I register?
If you would like to participate in this 5-day, 3 hour/day workshop, please send an e-mail before December 15, to lucdh@hum.leidenuniv.nl. The teaching preference is to hold the workshop fully on campus at Leiden University,  and only move to fully online if Covid restrictions prevent meeting up on campus. 

Your e-mail should include the following information:

  • Your name and (institutional) affiliation.
  • A brief characterization of your current digital proficiencies and interests (NB you do not need these to qualify for participation, this workshop is aimed at people with non- or a basic understanding of digital technology in the humanities/teaching).
  • Optional: which of the courses you teach and would like to (better) integrate digital concepts and skills with. Please include a link to the e-study guide per course or provide another form of course description.
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