This digital essay on water combines the work of researchers from several disciplines. Each has contributed their own perspectives to thinking about water in the Chicago region. Special thanks to essayists: economist Louis Cain (Loyola University Chicago); historian Theodore Karamanski (Loyola University Chicago); and geographer David Solzman (University of Illinois at Chicago). Historians Sarah Marcus and Gwen Jordan, both on staff at the Chicago Historical Society, contributed key galleries to this project. The origins of this essay rest in the vision of Janice L. Reiff. The overall shape of this digital essay on water is the result of lively discussion and debate which included these scholars, as well as Carl Smith (Northwestern University), James Grossman (The Newberry Library) and Russell Lewis (Chicago Historical Society). Finally, a special thank you to the developers and designers from Northwestern University who produced this essay, including Harlan Wallach, Bill Parod, and Jeremy Brunjes.
Massive open online course platform edX may change the nature of grading at colleges such as Boston University through a new digital essay-grading system that eliminates the time taken by traditional essay grading, officials said.
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Digital Essay by Tirtha Prasad Mukhopadhyay and Reynaldo Thompson, University of Guanajuato, Mexico I INTRODUCTION: ON A STORY LINE FOR A YOUTHFUL GROUP In this paper we describe the […]
Professors from a wide range of disciplines are using the concepts of digital storytelling to create what can be called “The Digital Essay.” The five to seven minute mini-documentaries explore a subject from a third person point of view much the way a written essay investigates a subject. Through the use of video students incorporate visual in auditory information that is not possible with the written essay. The digital essay is quickly becoming the popular way that professors are providing interesting ways for students to explore subjects and to use creative ways to examine their coursework while incorporating digital technology through high impact digital media.Nicholas Spice, publisher of the London Review of Books, doesn’t pull any punches. In the middle of the discussion, and after a few defences of the concept of a ‘digital essay’, he asked: “Does visualising words weaken how they work on our brain?”