• Teaching DH on Raspberry Pis. A Minimal Computing Approach to Digital Pedagogy

    Author(s):
    Wout Dillen (see profile) , Joshua Schäuble
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    DH2020, Digital Humanists, Library & Information Science, Textual Scholarship
    Subject(s):
    Teaching
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    DH2020
    Conf. Org.:
    ADHO
    Conf. Loc.:
    virtual
    Conf. Date:
    20-25 July 2020
    Tag(s):
    minimal computing, Pedagogy
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/m1ym-5x50
    Abstract:
    In this paper, we propose a 'minimal digital pedagogy' that applyies the principles of Minimal Computing in the classroom. As a working group of ADHO's GO:DH Special Interest Group, Minimal Computing sets out to rethink DH work for areas in the world where factors such as high-end hardware, software, network capacity, power, etc. are not a given, by performing our computational research "under some set of significant constraints" (see: https://go-dh.github.io/mincomp/about/). It is precisely such constraints, we believe, that allow us to get to the fundamentals of the technologies we are using – and to give our students a critical understanding of the tools they are using by building and configuring them from the ground up. This is the setup we have adopted for the Antwerp Summer School in DH – an intensive one-week summer school that aims to teach students the basics of developing and hosting their own digital archives and editions. In the last two years, we have developed a tutorial for deploying a IIIF-compliant image server on a local network of Raspberry Pis (RPi). At the next iteration of the summer school, we want to take this setup one step further by teaching students how develop a full-fledged Digital Scholarly Edition based on those reproductions.
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution
    Share this:

    Downloads

    Item Name: pptx dh2020-dillenschauble.pptx
      Download
    Activity: Downloads: 41