DigLibArts: collaborate, teach, transform
Whittier’s Digital Liberal Arts Center (DigLibArts) is a collaborative initiative to enhance the liberal arts at Whittier College by empowering faculty, staff, librarians, and students to make full and better use of the digital technologies that are reshaping pedagogical approaches and transforming research throughout the liberal arts. The emerging center is designed to support and inspire faculty (by providing personal assistance, workshop training and stipends, and tools) to integrate digital technologies into their pedagogy and to foster the building of relationships with other liberal arts colleges developing similar initiatives.
Howard Rheingold recently visited Whittier to discuss the mindful use of social media and becoming empowered participants. Read the twitter stream at #DigLibArts.
DigLibArts @ Whittier College seeks to:
- increase the number of faculty who integrate digital technologies into their pedagogy
- enhance the ability of faculty innovators and first adopters to extend their work further and make new innovations
- continue to develop an interactive, collaborative faculty and library community supporting the development of new initiatives
- utilize the network of existing relationships with other liberal arts colleges and consortia to share positive results and learn from each other.
DigLibArts is generously funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.