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‘Journal Tribune’ features story on UNE’s embrace of digital learning

mcrippsThe December 8, 2013 issue of the Journal Tribune featured a story on UNE’s use of the $120,000 Davis Educational Foundation grant to incorporate digital projects in humanities courses and to improve writing course offerings.  The article also discussed that a portion of the grant is being used to establish the Digital Humanities Faculty Seminar.

Michael Cripps, Ph.D., associate professor of rhetoric and composition in the Department of English, was interviewed for the article. Cripps discussed UNE’s mainstreaming initiative, which enables eligible students to complete their English composition requirement in one semester rather than two, and a soon-to-be-developed writing fellowship program in which students will serve as peer writing tutors to fellow students.

Senior English major James Muller was quoted regarding the value of digital literacy in University’s curriculum:  “Practically speaking, ‘doing’ digital humanities is a must for anyone seeking to better understand a adapt to our rapidly changing scholarly world.”

Read the story.
 

Posted on: 12/13/2013

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