Geocaching Activity for Digital Humanities

Carly A. Kocurek

Abstract


This assignment is designed for use in an upper-level course in Digital Humanities, although it could be adapted to work in various other courses. This course fulfills upper-level general education requirements for students across the campus, most of whom are pursuing technical fields. The goal of the assignment is to introduce students to the use of geography tools, namely the Global Positioning System (GPS), as a way of presenting historical research. By the time students reach upper-level courses, they generally have experience with scholarly writing and research methods. Creatively applying these skills to other forms of writing is a challenge central to Digital Humanities and essential for students working to translate their academic skills to work environments. The ability to translate scholarly research into interactive activities is a key learning outcome for this Digital Humanities course.


Keywords


college courses; higher education; curriculum; local history; digital humanities

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