Ohio Five Scalar Workshop – October 2020
The Five Colleges of Ohio Digital Collaborations Group invites you to attend a workshop on Scalar, a robust tool for developing pedagogical and scholarly digital projects. The workshop will be conducted over Zoom on Saturday, October 17 from 10am – Noon.
Scalar is an authoring and publishing platform for creating long-form born-digital projects that juxtapose text with visually rich multimedia content (images, video, interactive visualizations, audio) in both linear and nonlinear forms.
This workshop is intended to provide a hands-on introduction to the platform. It will cover the features that make Scalar unique among publishing platforms and discuss its strengths and weaknesses as they apply to a range of digital pedagogy and scholarship. The workshop will include both instruction and interactive hands-on sessions that will give attendees time to become familiar with Scalar’s interface and begin to build projects of their own.
For a few examples of Scalar projects from Ohio Five faculty, the following offer a good mix of scholarly and pedagogical approaches:
- Popular Protest in Postwar Japan: The Antiwar Art of Shikoku Gorō, Ann Sherif, Professor of Japanese, Oberlin College. The project was developed as a resource for both general audiences or for courses in history, Asian studies, art, politics, and peace studies
- Frankenstein: A Digital Edition, Jacob Heil, Digital Scholarship Librarian and Director of CoRE, College of Wooster. This project was developed collaboratively by students in a first-year seminar course.
- The Moment Seizes Us: Study Abroad in Turku, Finland. Langyi Ye, ‘20, Denison University. A travelogue created for Denison’s “Home to the Hill” course in which students reflect on time spent studying abroad.
Attendees will be granted access to a Scalar sandbox site hosted by the Five Colleges of Ohio which will allow for practice and experimentation both during and after the workshop. Logins for the sandbox site will remain active for 90 days following the workshop. Sessions will be co-led by Catie Heil, Digital Curation Librarian at the College of Wooster, and Megan Mitchell, Academic Engagement Librarian and Digital Initiatives Coordinator at Oberlin College.
To register, complete the registration form by Thursday, October 8, 2020. Attendees will receive further instructions about participation in the workshop following the registration period on October 9th, 2020.