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 fall 2018, DLAC is partnering with the Language Learning Center to offer a series of workshops to provide faculty with ideas and support for integrating technology into their teaching. Each session will be offered twice: once on Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30, and again on Wednesday afternoon, from 3:30 to 4:30. All sessions will be held in the Digital Liberal Arts Lab.
- September 4/5 — WordPress Use WordPress sites for student blogging, media space for classes, e-portfolios, and more.
- September 11/12 — BlackBoard Tools Leverage self-grading quizzes, embedded e-learning, and learning to use tech tools Quizlet, YouTube, and Kaltura.
- September 18/19 — Rezzly This is a gamified learning dashboard to motivate students and create accountability.
- September 25/26 — Oral Proficiency Learn about "Can Do" statements and proficiency testing techniques.
- October 2/3 — Podcasting Help your students showcase their learning in an audio storytelling format.
- October 9/10 — Flipgrid Flipgrid is an interactive video recording and response dashboard.
- October 30/31 — GooseChase Use GooseChase to create digital scavenger hunts to motivate your students.
- November 6/7 — Digital Storytelling Engage your students in creating audiovisual digital stories.
- November 13/14 — ThingLink Use ThingLink to make creative interactive maps or images.
- November 27/28 — 360 Image Utilize existing 360 degree imagery in the classroom with Google Cardboard goggles.