Course: ENLS319: History of the Antigua Sugar Mills
Faculty: Carmen Gillespie
DP&S liaison: Diane Jakacki
Semester and Year: Fall 2016-Spring 2017
The Antigua Sugar Mills project grows out of the Bucknell in the Caribbean program. It seeks to create a spatial visualization of Antiguan and larger Caribbean society and history through the lens of the island’s sugar plantations, in particular the intrinsic link between Antiguan agricultural industry and its reliance on generations of enslaved Africans. Rosecky first became interested in the project while in Antigua for the Bucknell in the Caribbean program. Over Fall 2016 Gillespie, Rosecky, and Jakacki developed the project concept and gathered archival materials to be incorporated into an ArcGIS Online story map application in Spring 2017. It is anticipated that students in the 2017 Bucknell in the Caribbean program will continue to add information to the project.
Course: Computer Science, Computing, Creativity, and the Social Good
Faculty: Darakhshan Mir
DP&S Liaison: Carrie Johnston
Darakhshan Mir (Computer Science) received a Course Design Grant to design a 100-level computer science class, Computing, Creativity, and the Social Good. This course is intended to teach core computing concepts to students in majors outside the STEM disciplines. With the assistance of Carrie Johnston, Mir worked alongside three Bucknell undergraduate students, Jingya Wu, Sierra Magnotta, and Anushikha Sharma, to design a syllabus that would resonate with students who have had no prior programming experience. The course will run during the fall 2016 semester, and students will use the programming language P5 to create visual artifacts that will enable them to investigate and draw novel insights from data sets that may be social, historical, or textual in nature. Wu, Magnotta, and Sharma will serve as Teaching Assistants, and have created a website featuring the syllabus, labs, and other assignments central to the course.
Read more about the project in The Next Page, the newsletter of Bucknell L&IT, Spring 2017.
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Interested in starting a project? Contact us at DPS@Bucknell.edu to get the process started. You can also stop by the Digital Scholarship Center (first floor of Bertrand Library) anytime on Wednesday to meet with a staff member from Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship.