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Friday, January 17, 2014

Digital Humanities Short Course for Faculty and other Education GIS News

Nearly two dozen Bowdoin faculty members are taking a turn as students in a four-day course for faculty titled “Digital Humanities @Bowdoin,” taught January 13-16 as part of the College’s new Digital and Computational Studies Initiative.

The course was over subscribed and is introductory. I found this noteworthy since I mostly think of GIS when I hear about digital humanities. The discipline can be thought of as having

 four major categories of digital humanities techniques – image analysis, text analysis, spatial analysis, and network analysis

- Bowdoin News

Among the goals of a three day GIS course from The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS):

Develop mash-ups based on popular web-based GIS applications like Open Street Map [sic] and Google Maps

Interesting we don't see short courses like that in the U.S. - either in person or online. Should we?

- India Education Diary

NJ Spotlight offers a map of the length of the school day in that state. The governor wants to extend the school day and the school year. I found the map a bit tough to interpret:

Length of School Day 2011-12
The larger and darker the circle,
the longer the day, with times
ranging between 5 and 9.5 hours
for full-day programs.

- NJ Spotlight

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/17 at 05:20 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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