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Earhart, Amy. "Digital Skills for Humanities Graduate Students."

"I’ve just concluded my first graduate course in digital humanities and have become convinced that the boundaries between teaching, service and research are surprisingly fluid in digital scholarship. Our class read a number of essays from Debates in Digital Humanities including Alex Reid’s “Graduate Education and the Ethics of Digital Humanities.”  The students were very interested in thinking about ethics and graduate education, in large part, I suspect, because they were coming to terms with the realities of the scholarly job market in the face of increasing student  debt load.  In some ways, their discussions represented our profession-wide crisis of faith in the sustainability of graduate education.  Even those students who had little interest in defining their area of study as digital humanities were interested in understanding how technology impacted their work. Accordingly, they drafted a list of digital skills that they believe that all humanities students should learn in school."


  • When I raved to a friend about what I like about (some) online courses, I didn't realize it but I was giving her more or less this list. Huh. 

    I would be curious to look at syllabuses or moodle-etc spaces for English courses, or whole curriculums or programs, with these elements purposefully built in -- mostly just curious, but it also sounds like the assignments related to these learning goals would be more interesting than writing zillions of papers. 

    sarah beth June 10, 2012 - 3:54pm

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