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Digital Assignment Showcase

October 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Are you interested in including digital teaching methods in your assignments and class activities? Come to the Digital Assignment Showcase on Wednesday, October 24 from 1–2pm in 440 Curry to see examples of assignments, in-class modules, and lessons that merge digital proficiencies with course objectives! There are two primary goals for this showcase: a) to demonstrate different possibilities for incorporating digital methods in classrooms across disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, and b) introduce the CSSH/NULab Digital Teaching Integration initiative, which will pair graduate student consultants with faculty members who are interested in incorporating digital teaching methods into their classrooms.

In this showcase, there will be five brief presentations that demonstrate the range of digital projects and lessons across the disciplines:

  • Digital editing project: Marina Leslie (Associate Professor of English) and Sarah Connell (NULab Assistant Director) will discuss their partnership in using the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) markup language for archival work in several  English courses.
  • Text analysis module: Laura Nelson (Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology) will show a Political Science classroom module that demonstrates how to analyze texts using Python, a computer programming language.
  • Website building/Excel project: Cara Marta Messina (English PhD student) will show an assignment she helped create with Lisa Doherty, Co-op Coordinator in the Department of English, to incorporate spreadsheet and website building techniques in the co-op course.
  • “Big Data” and data analytics module: Alexis Yohoros (Criminology PhD student) will show a classroom module that demonstrates how to analyze large quantities of data using digital methods in social science research.
  • 3D modeling project: Cameron Blevins (Assistant Professor of History) will show how he has used Google’s SketchUp to frame an assignment in his classroom.

This event is free and open to the public, but if you are not a member of the Northeastern community, please email Sarah Connell (sa.connell[at]northeastern[dot]edu) to RSVP.


October 24, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


440 Curry Student Center
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115 United States