Diversity and Democracy

Resources Related to New Technologies

Imagining America: Public
Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life launched Public, its new peer-reviewed multimedia e-journal, in October 2013. As Jan Cohen-Cruz notes in her Editor’s Welcome, the journal’s editors aim to create a resource for readers and writers both inside and outside of academe, “a space where a diversity of people exchange ideas and share projects integrating humanities, arts, and design in public life.” The inaugural double issue is available online at http://public.imaginingamerica.org.

As described on its website, HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) “is an alliance of individuals and institutions inspired by the possibilities that new technologies offer us for shaping how we learn, teach, communicate, create, and organize our local and global communities.” Offering membership to anyone who registers, HASTAC’s website serves as a portal to engagement with a community of scholars and thinkers contemplating a range of topics, including civic engagement and the digital divide. To learn more, visit http://www.hastac.org.

National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education
Headquartered at Southwestern University, the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) is “the key organization for liberal arts colleges and universities seeking to engage students in the unique learning experience that liberal education provides and to use technology strategically to advance the liberal arts mission” (from the website). The NITLE website offers various resources, including case studies showcasing innovative uses of technology to advance global learning or community engagement. To access these resources and learn more, visit http://www.nitle.org.

Center for Collaborative Online International Learning
The State University of New York’s Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) has developed models for international collaboration that support students’ intercultural learning in online and hybrid environments. The COIL website offers information about various modes of implementation, as well as case studies based on specific courses. A Faculty Guide for COIL Course Development is available upon request. For more information, visit http://www.coil.suny.edu/home.

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