Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative

Founded in 2015, the Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative consists of a team of creative people who help the Grinnell College community develop and infuse digital resources into its scholarship, teaching, and learning.

By harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit of Grinnell faculty and students toward the meaningful incorporation of technology into the teaching and learning of the liberal arts, the Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative’s goal is to assist the College in maintaining its leadership position among its peer institutions by providing a model of liberal arts education in the twenty-first century.

We provide the support, expertise, and resources that enable the College to strive toward a culture that apprehends the learning potential afforded by technologies, one in which faculty feel emboldened to experiment and play, in which students feel empowered with new skills, and in which all understand their ethical responsibilities as both digital citizens and members of a small liberal arts community.

In the spring 2020 semester, DLAC is again offering a series of workshops to support integrating technology into teaching and learning. “Tech Tuesdays” drop-in sessions will be held between 4 and 5 p.m. in the HSSC, Room N1160. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome. 

For additional information about these workshops, please contact Gina Donovan.

  • Feb. 4 — Attendance Apps
  • Feb. 11 — BlackBoard Gradebook
  • Feb. 18 — Rezzly
  • Feb. 25 — Flipgride
  • March 10 — WordPress
  • March 31 — Podcasting
  • April 7 — Podcasting
  • April 14 — Digital Storytelling
  • April 21 — Digital Storytelling
  • April 28 — StoryMaps
  • Katie Walden gives a presentation about digital mapping.

    Collaboration Across Campus Helps Expand Students’ Skills with Data

    The world is awash in data.

    “There are massive amounts of data collected by the government and commercial entities, but it’s often used to drive the bottom line and reinforce structures of inequality, class, and race,” says Katie Walden, digital liberal arts specialist with Grinnell’s Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative.

    Her expertise in data ethics and critical approaches to data were exactly what Tammy Nyden, associate professor of philosophy, was looking for in a partner.

    Nyden was developing a special topics course, The School-to-Prison Pipeline (STPP). A crucial component was locating and processing data — lots of data.

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