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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.