The Digital Scholarship Unit is proud to present the following open learning objects in support of data and digital scholarship literacy. These guided introductory learning objects may be accessed and downloaded for either independent learning or cross-disciplinary instruction.

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Data Resources for Entrepreneurs

This workshop presentation introduces data types and resources relevant to entrepreneurs. Workshop describes industry and market data, and provides an overview of proprietary and open data resources. For more information, please contact The BRIDGE at UTSC.

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Digital Storytelling with StoryMapJS

This module explores the creation of storymaps through textual narratives. Using StoryMapJS, learn how to isolate, organize, and format information textual information to feed into a geographic narrative using a guided example built around narratives from Aesop's Fables.

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Open Educational Resources (OER)

This module explores Open Educational Resources (OER) for instructional use. Module covers Creative Commons Licensing, attributing open resources, finding and assessing OER, and contributing to the OER community.

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Introduction to Bash, Imagemagick & Mogrify

This module introduces the command line through installation and use of Imagemagick, Bash and Mogrify. Module includes command line terminology, installing and using Imagemagick editing and converting bitmap images via the command line.

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Fundamentals of Data Visualization

This module examines the process of creating temporal, geospatial and network data visualizations. Topics covered include categories of visualizations, pre-attentive properties, and organizing and manipulating tabular data for visualizations. Includes examples in Google Data Studio, Palladio, and Voyant.

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Introduction to Digital Storytelling

This module serves as an introduction and toolbox for digital storytelling. Discover the elements of digital storytelling and evaluate tools for the various processes of storyboarding, narration and editing.

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Introduction to APIs

This module introduces application programming interfaces (APIs). Topics covered include identifying and locating APIs through library resources, evaluating APIs for scholarly use, and reading documentation. Module also incorporates hands-on exercises using CORE API documentation.

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Introduction to Encoding (TEI)

This module introduces the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) consortium and standards for marking electronic texts in the humanities. This module provides an overview of the characteristics of TEI and XML, and introduces a number of resources and independent activities.

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Introduction to Timelines in the Humanities and TimelineJS

This module explores the creation of timelines from textual narratives. Using TimelineJS, learn how to isolate, organize, and format information textual information to feed into a chronological timeline using a guided example built around narratives from Aesop's Fables.

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Introduction to Islandora 7

This module provides an overview of the digital asset manamgement system Islandora, including architecture, common uses, and a tutorial of the Islandora Sandbox environment. Note that this module covers the Islandora 7 iteration of the software.

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Image Annotation

This learning module introduces textual and digital annotation processes. Topics covered include image file formats and interoperability frameworks, best practices, and popular projects and tools, including a demonstration of the Szoter annotation tool.

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Writing and Publishing for the Web

This module covers writing, editing and organizing information for publication on the scholarly web. Exercises include website reviews, comparing and editing web pages, and tutorials for posting and tagging content on Wordpress.com and Medium. Module also contains a blogging platform comparison chart.

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