What Is Learning? 12 Principles of Peer-Led, Connected, Interactive Education

By Cathy Davidson|December 17, 2014|Mapping, Reflection|0 comments

Cross-posted to the Futures Initiative HASTAC Group. Here are a baker’s dozen of the main principles of connected learning. As you will see, they form an “ecosystem,” where each component influences and changes the others. These apply in any field (although differently in each field). These principles draw from constructivist, engaged “public educators” (Stuart Hall’s term)  going back as far as Lev Vygotsky and John Dewey and including Howard Gardner,

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Recap of F.I. Open Session “How ProQuest Fits in with the Changing Dissertation Landscape”

By Michael Dorsch|December 17, 2014|Event Recap, Reflection|0 comments

On December 1, 2014 the Futures Initiative along with JustPublics@365 and the Mina Rees Library at The Graduate Center, CUNY, hosted a discussion with Austin McLean, Director of Scholarly Communication and Dissertations Publishing at ProQuest®. Polly Thistlethwaite, Chief Librarian at the Mina Rees Library, opened the discussion with a look back at how the Graduate Center has historically dealt with the publication and archiving of dissertations. A Short Timeline of

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Digital Platforms for Multimedia Scholarship

By Lisa|November 12, 2014|FI Events|0 comments

#remixscholar #remixthediss Our Digital Platforms for Multimedia Scholarship will be both an in-person event at the Graduate Center (CUNY) in Room 9206, and an online livestreamed event. The livestream will start here a few minutes before the event: http://bit.ly/FuturesED-live. What is a digital “book”? What does it mean to publish and read online in a time when more and more people read on their devices? How does this effect/enhance scholarly

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ProQuest Discussion: December 1st, 1pm EST (livestreamed)

By Lisa|November 4, 2014|FI Events|0 comments

The Evolving Dissertation Landscape: A Conversation with Proquest A Futures Initiative Open Session Monday, December 1, 1pm EST Graduate Center Library, room C 196.05 Livestream: http://bit.ly/FuturesED-live (coverage begins a few minutes before the event) We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a discussion with Austin McLean, ProQuest‘s Director of Scholarly Communication and Dissertations Publishing. This discussion will build on questions raised during our recent What Is a

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#remixthediss: Resources and Reflections

By Katina|October 23, 2014|FI Events, Reflection|0 comments

  Many thanks to everyone who joined us for “What Is a Dissertation? New Models, Methods, Media.” We were blown away by the energy and thoughtful discussion, both in the room at the CUNY Graduate Center and virtually all over the world. The livestream was viewed over 300 times, with most viewers staying all the way through the Q&A. There were nearly 2,500 tweets that used the #remixthediss hashtag. The

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By Cathy Davidson|October 5, 2014|FI Events|0 comments

What Is a Dissertation? New Models, New Methods, New Media #remixthediss — When? October 10, 4.00-5.30pm EST, see more detailed schedule below. Where? English Department Lounge (Room 4406), The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, NY NY 10016 Live streamed? The event will be livestreamed here. Live tweeted? It will be  live tweeted (#remixthediss) by Futures Initiative and CUNY DHI fellows. Google Doc? Anyone may contribute to an open public Google

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Publish your dissertation digitally or not?

By Kalle Westerling|October 2, 2014|FI Events|0 comments

Wondering if you want to publish your dissertation as open-access or embargo it, in a private depository for a year, two, or more? This question can be tricky to navigate for graduate students going on the job market. The Graduate Center, CUNY’s library recently addressed the question in the event “Share It Now or Save It For Later: Making Choices about Dissertations and Publishing” last Spring. The event featured Jill

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Welcome to all our New Virtual Partners

By Kalle Westerling|September 30, 2014|FI Events|0 comments

We want to extend a welcome to all of our virtual partners for the upcoming event “What Is a Dissertation? New Models, Methods, Media”: Hybrid Pedagogy; Rutgers-Camden Digital Studies Center; Studio for New Media at Iowa State University; The Image Lab at University of Wisconsin; Simpson Center at the University of Washington; Sherman Center for Digital Scholarship at McMaster University; Maker Lab and ECTL at the University of Victoria in

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