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Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:45:57 +0000 pfyfe 2417@ <p>That sounds like a great activity! I've always wanted to do more with this. Ryan Cordell describes some of his teaching exercises in hand-setting type in "Programmable Type: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> </p> <p>Personally have had fun with the online "shape type" game <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> and the kerning game: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> </p> rachaelsullivan on "Do you have amazing activities for teaching typography?" Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:05:29 +0000 rachaelsullivan 2416@ <p>Do you have classroom activities, exercises, and lesson plans about typography (font selection, typesetting, etc.)? I have used one activity for years -- it involves taking a serious or playful text and typesetting it (in InDesign) to look the opposite (for example, making a <em>People Magazine</em> or <em>Buzzfeed</em> article look like an article in <em>Harper's Bazaar</em> or <em>The New York Times</em>). I think this idea came from Johanna Drucker but I cannot find the source right now! Some takeaways from the activity are that typographic styles are rhetorical and even small changes make a big difference. At any rate, I would love more ideas for how to teach typography in any college setting / course. </p> Kaarina on "Examples of online teaching modules or lesson plans?" Sun, 06 Mar 2016 12:45:30 +0000 Kaarina 2386@ <p><em>Replying to @<a href=''>katherineharris</a>'s <a href="">post</a>:</em></p> <p>Thank you! This looks great. </p> katherineharris on "Examples of online teaching modules or lesson plans?" Thu, 03 Mar 2016 20:02:23 +0000 katherineharris 2385@ <p>YES!</p> <p>Check out the in-progress collection: Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities.</p> <p>A few keywords that might have assignments and syllabi that fit your needs:</p> <p>Archive: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> Interface: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> Poetry: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>And many, many others. Each keyword has a list of 10 pedagogical artifacts. Feel free to use those materials right now. A finalized published version of the entire collection will be stabilized by January 2017. For now, we continue adding keywords and going through open peer review. </p> Kaarina on "Examples of online teaching modules or lesson plans?" Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:57:09 +0000 Kaarina 2384@ <p>Hello!</p> <p>I am helping to develop teaching modules around a collection of digitized texts and artefacts, so that non-expert instructors and teachers can integrate these texts into their courses. </p> <p>Can anyone think of examples of strong teaching modules/guides/plans that are freely available online?</p> <p>Thanks! </p> Patrick Murray-John on "How did you learn to code?" Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:14:33 +0000 Patrick Murray-John 2378@ <p>I've been unsure how to respond to this question, because it's so big and complicated.</p> <p>All the tools and resources mentioned are right on, and you'll discover how useful they are for your specific purposes as you go along.</p> <p>But, at the risk of bouncing off my personal experience, that doesn't say much about how I <em>learned</em> to code. I worked from a pile of O'Reilly books, and wish that I had all of the resources that are now available online. That's not <em>how</em> I learned, though. Those are tools to help give info and examples.</p> <p>So. How did I learn to code?</p> <p>First. Get to know how you learn. (skipping the 'to code' part)</p> <p>Do you learn from following examples? Or do you learn from studying the abstract principles, and learning how to apply them? Or something else? The point is that the basic 'how do I learn' seems most important.</p> <p>Okay, then, 'how do I learn to code' (which seems like the question underlying what you stated)</p> <p>I'm a big fan of instant gratification. However you go at it, trying something that'll produce quick results that you can see and be proud of is great fun. It's not like an article for a journal where you wait ages for feedback. You can produce your own feedback by trying something and seeing immediately what the result is. Even if it doesn't seem directly related to upcoming project(s), that's a great way to learn. The more you do it, the more you'll be able to tackle bigger things, with more deferred payoff. It's like going through the training rounds in a game.</p> <p>Be comfortable not knowing things. Then experiment to taste to learn them.</p> <p>Maybe even take a cue from the creative writers, and seek out/form a coding group, just like writers get into writing groups. That's not something I did, but some experiences were close, and DH is ready to have those. Forums or dev lists for software or projects are a good approximation.</p> <p>When in doubt, try it out! </p> mweiss on "How did you learn to code?" Sat, 06 Feb 2016 19:08:03 +0000 mweiss 2377@ <p>There may be application/programming clubs on your campus that can be a valuable resource to help you learn a concepts, navigate coding issues, and expand your network of knowledgeable programmers. </p> <p>As for resources.. here is a list our app club came up with during a meeting:</p> <p>Learn to code links:<br /> 1. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> HTML &amp; CSS<br /> Javascript<br /> jQuery<br /> Python<br /> Ruby<br /> PHP</p> <p>2. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> websites, apps, games</p> <p>3. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> Angular.js<br /> SASS<br /> Rails<br /> jQuery<br /> Objective-C</p> <p>4. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> learn realworld skills - pay for courses</p> <p>5. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> programming in 3d env.</p> <p>6. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> make iOS games. some of it is free but leads to paid courses. demo environment.</p> <p>7. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> learn code by gaming - </p> <p>8. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> Back end resources jsp tutorial java's answer to asp</p> <p>9. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> high and low level programming tutorials</p> <p>Version Control</p> <p>1. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> 2. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>mention of <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> and code squah ( <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> ? <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> ?)</p> <p>Competitions<br /> 1. Jeroo. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> High school oop and java syntax</p> <p>2. Grid world - (wikipedia) computer program case study written in Java for use with the AP Computer Science program. It serves as an example of object-oriented programming (OOP) <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> </p> <p>3. UIL competition (University Interscholastic League)<br /> <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>----<br /> Other sites:</p> <p>1. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> 15 min informationally dense screen casts about a number of programming topics. with Gary Bernhardt for the Batman funny video “Wat.”</p> <p>2. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> very advert heavy but quick tutorials. popup blocker plugin reccomended for this website.</p> <p>3. did not get a link or description for this. </p> <p>4. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> dovetail information about obj-c swift, cocoa</p> <p>Reference materials<br /> 1. Pearson books<br /> 2. Murach series<br /> 3. one I missed (maybe O'Reilly in Nutshell series?)<br /> 4. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> occasionally has good deals on subscription based e-books.<br /> 5. Stay away from "for dummies"<br /> 6. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> web development with ruby on rails</p> <p>Framework/platforms:<br /> 1. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> hybrid mobile apps</p> <p>2. .net <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> and <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> to fill in the gaps.</p> <p>3. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> C# and Xamarin</p> <p>4. Cordova - APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function<br /> <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>5. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> micro web-framework for Python</p> <p>6. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> python microframework based on werkzeug and Jinja</p> <p>7. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> web framework "for perfectionist"</p> <p>8. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> pylon community for the framework</p> <p>9. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> web app framework obj-j</p> <p>10. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> building scalable network apps</p> <p>11. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> platform for JVM-based systems and applications</p> <p>----<br /> Other links mentioned</p> <p>Objective c.<br /> Core data programming - automated solutions to common tasks associated with object life-cycle and object graph management, including persistence<br /> <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> $29 dollar a month tech/creative library</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> functional programming </p> SaraJKerr on "How did you learn to code?" Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:38:16 +0000 SaraJKerr 2376@ <p>Hi,<br /> I started my PhD last year and have been learning to code for it. My research is using R and I've taken a couple of online courses, I also found Matthew Jockers' book Text Analysis With R for Students of Literature helpful. There is a great online community for R with tutorials and how to videos, and Stack Exchage has been great for specific problems.</p> <p>With TEI practice is key, working or volunteering on a project which uses TEI really helps. I've helped on the Letters of 1916 project which uses TEI encoding. Anyone can log in and transcribe letters, the transcription desk uses a small number of tags which helps you become familiar with a few before moving onto more complex examples. </p> LeahPowell on "How did you learn to code?" Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:41:19 +0000 LeahPowell 2374@ <p>Wow, thank you all for the wonderful advice and resources. I am in a DH course at LSU right now, and I shared your responses with my classmates, who were also very happy for the practical tips. I have a network visualization project in mind, and I found beginning lessons on Programming Historian, so I might start there. If you are interested in what we're up to at LSU, we have a class website at <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>, which includes our syllabus and weekly posts about our digital explorations. Thanks again! </p> Amanda Visconti on "How did you learn to code?" Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:39:40 +0000 Amanda Visconti 2373@ <p><em>Replying to @Amanda Visconti's <a href="">post</a>:</em></p> <p>As an add-on to Scott's #1: the Firebug extension (available for Firefox, can't remember if there's a Chrome version currently) is both a great way to learn about website HTML and CSS, and a fantastic tool to use everyday as a web designer. It lets you click on specific pieces of a webpage to see how they're coded, and it also lets you temporarily make changes to the webpage by playing with the existing HTML and CSS (e.g. you can visit the New York Times' webpage and alter its font type or color, change how articles are spaced, etc.). Sometimes taking an existing site and trying to alter it a bit is a good way of learning how it was built. </p> Amanda Visconti on "How did you learn to code?" Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:56:21 +0000 Amanda Visconti 2372@ <p><em>Replying to @<a href=''>LeahPowell</a>'s <a href="">post</a>:</em></p> <p>Hi, Leah! You might be interested in reading this collection of "how I got started" stories from the participants at a recent symposium on DH development (the NEH-funded UVa Scholars' Lab's Speaking in Code): <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> Some of these are more origin stories than steps to get started, but some might have some information that's useful (especially since the conference was focused on making tacit DH development knowledge more public).</p> <p>There's also a Digital Humanities Slack (an online chat forum with specific rooms for chatting about DH questions, coding, teaching DH, etc.) you're very welcome to join via <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>. It's a good place to ask questions if any come up as you're coding—or if you want recommendations for tools to build on or programming languages to use. </p> scottkleinman on "How did you learn to code?" Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:01:14 +0000 scottkleinman 2371@ <p>Here are a couple of tips:</p> <p>1. Begin by learning html and css to code your own website (there are plenty of online tutorials, including After you get the basics, decide what else you would like to do and then Google "How do I do _________ in html/css"? (You fill in the blank.) You'll find plenty of answers online. Get used to this Google procedure; it's the best way to learn. Look especially for answers on</p> <p>2. TEI is overwhelming, and most projects only use a tiny bit of the schema. So it is best to have a specific project which requires only a few elements that are easy to understand. Eventually, you'll come across a situation that is not so clear, and for this you'll have to start reading the TEI guidelines. One helpful tip I've found is to go to a definition of an element like <a href="">unclear</a> in the index, scroll to the bottom to see an example, and then back to the top to click on the links to the chapter discussion. That's how I've gradually become much more familiar with how to apply the TEI Guidelines.</p> <p>Both of the above examples involve descriptive coding. If you want to learn programming, I suggest starting with Python, in part because I second The Programming Historian as a source of good tutorials. DARIAH-DE's <a href="">Text Analysis with Topic Models</a> is another good set of tutorials, though you need to have some Python basics down first. <a href="">Learn Python the Hard Way</a> is (despite the name) a very good place to start. Another good language to learn is PHP, which is the basis for Wordpress. It may be the easiest language (along with Javascript) to extend the functionality of your websites. In all these cases, there is a wealth of code samples and discussion about how to do things on </p> Shawn on "How did you learn to code?" Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:29:37 +0000 Shawn 2370@ <p>Hi Leah - it helps to have a pretty good sense of what it is you want to be doing, I think. Otherwise, all of the tutorials one might follow quickly become too abstract. </p> <p>Some folks have found very helpful; it might be more useful for you, to start, to look at some 'how did they make that?' videos or articles: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>The Programming Historian has lots of great stuff, and we're setting up a kind of community work-through-the-tutorials-and-annotate-them-where-things-get-tricksy (see <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> ). Depending on where you're starting from, you might also find things like or helpful (things I've written for my own class). </p> LeahPowell on "How did you learn to code?" Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:52:28 +0000 LeahPowell 2368@ <p>I'm a PhD in English student, and I'm interested in (but very new to) DH. I will start working with TEI soon through a digital archive project I'm working on, so there's that. What other avenues should I explore in my quest to learn coding for the sake of DH research? </p> GeoffreyRockwell on "What texts would you use in a "Literature of Information Overload" course?" Sun, 08 Sep 2013 12:15:36 +0000 GeoffreyRockwell 2094@ <p>I realize it is too late, but I would also recommend the section of Plato's Phaedrus where Socrates tells the story of the invention of writing. It is around 274-275. It is short and others refer back to it like Postman. </p>