CT Digital Scholarship Exchange
The CT Digital Scholarship Exchange
The Connecticut Digital Scholarship Exchange is a collaborative program hosted by Connecticut College and Trinity College. Designed to create opportunities for faculty to learn about digital scholarship, both institutions will host workshops, tours, and other events to introduce interested faculty to different digital scholarship approaches and discuss core competencies in project management and sustainability. A full slate of events will be announced in this continually updated space throughout the academic year 2022-2023.
External faculty to both institutions are welcome. Both institutions hope the exchange will foster a vibrant digital scholarship community in Connecticut. Co-directors of the project include:
Mary Mahoney, Digital Scholarship Coordinator
Lyndsay Bratton, Assistant Director for Digital Scholarship
Fall Workshop Schedule 2022
*Please Note: All workshops will be virtual.
Using Data Visualization to Teach Research Methods (Connecticut College)
Thursday, October 6 from 1:15 – 2:15 PM
Presenter: Lori Looney
Data-centered courses can be successful in achieving important learning outcomes related to critical thinking. This workshop will demonstrate how data visualization can increase student engagement in the research process both as stand alone activities or as part of a semester long research project.
Register here: https://conncoll.libcal.com/event/9521158
Introduction to Web Scraping Tools for Gathering Data from Social Media and Websites (Connecticut College)
Wednesday, October 12 from 3:00-4:00 PM
Presenters: Lyndsay Bratton and Owen Avery ‘25
This workshop will introduce several web scraping tools that allow you to extract and analyze data from Twitter and any websites that allow scraping. Participants will learn about the use cases for web scraping and the transformative power of no-to-low-code tools in the data gathering process, as well as what is possible with some Python coding skills.
Register here: https://conncoll.libcal.com/event/9622291
Introduction to Podcasting (Trinity College)
Wednesday, November 9th from 3:00-4:00 PM
Presenter: Mary Mahoney, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Trinity College
Podcasting is an increasingly popular means of communication. On average, millions of podcast listeners consume multiple podcast episodes every week (Edison). According to Spotify, there are over 5 million podcasts from which to choose. Podcasting allows creators to craft content in multiple formats (documentary, narrative, interview, reported, conversational, fictional, etc.) and push it out freely to the public. With the benefit of free software and tools, aspiring podcasters can get up and running with little training or effort. This workshop will introduce participants to podcasting and explore the steps required to take an idea from concept to creation. No prior experience required. Attendees will leave the workshop with an understanding of the podcast production process and recommendations for software and tools to support their work. Follow up consultations will also be available.
Creating Maps with ArcGIS Online (Trinity College)
Tuesday, November 15th from 3:00-4:00 PM
Presenter: Cheryl Cape, Instructional Technologist, Trinity College
ArcGIS Online is a powerful cloud-based mapping and analysis platform that can be used to create informative and compelling web and story maps. This workshop will demonstrate the features and functionality available in the latest version of the platform, including a look at the volume of free geospatial data available through Esri’s Living Atlas data repository. During this workshop, using either a free public account or an institutional account, participants will learn how to create web maps focused on socioeconomic and demographic data, including historic redlining districts for major cities in the US.