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Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities wins a 2020 DH Award!

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The peer-reviewed, open access Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities, edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the MLA, has been won a 2020 DH Award in the special category "Best DH Response to COVID-19."

Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, curated collection of reusable and remixable resources for teaching and research. Organized by keyword, the annotated artifacts can be saved in collections for future reference or sharing.

Featured Group: Teaching Remotely

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The new Teaching Remotely group provides a space for MLA members to build collective resources, share experiences with one another, and ask questions. Open to all MLA members, sign in to MLA Commons (or register, if you don't already have a Commons account) to join the group. Here are some ways to contribute to its sense of community:

  • Reply to or create discussion topics.
  • Upload syllabi, teaching materials, or other related scholarship to the CORE repository and share them with the group.
  • Subscribe to get e-mail notifications when there is group activity.
  • Let other MLA members know about the group.

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Log in and add academic interests to your profile to get personalized recommendations about people, groups, and open-access scholarship of interest!

Help Shape the Commons

Two advisory groups—the technical advisory group and the user advisory group—will provide ongoing feedback and advice from users to shape the network as it grows. Learn more, including how to volunteer, on the HC Team Blog.

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Collaborate, connect, and share work

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Post in groups related to your interests. You're automatically joined to your MLA forums' groups on the Commons, plus you can join other groups or create new ones.

Bringing Your Course Online

The MLA's Bringing Your Course Online Commons site includes strategies for teaching remotely, information addressing questions of equity and accessibility, and a collection of resource guides.

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Add your suggestions or questions by submitting a resource on the site or contacting mla [at]

New Theme for Course Sites

Learning Space Get your class online fast Built by the Modern Language Association

Create a site on the Commons and check off Is this a course site? and you'll get a site with the Learning Space theme activated with spaces for your syllabus, lessons, assignments, course documents, and events. Visit the Learning Space Demo site and learn more!