This fall semester of 2015 we have begun another series of lunchtime colloquia for our Digital Scholars Institute, organized and hosted by Sue Fernsebner and Debra Schleef.

We began on October 23 with a presentation by Jeff McClurken (Professor of History and Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology and Innovation) titled “Century America: Engaging in Synchronous, Inter-Institutional, Digital Project Creation With Students.” Jeff discussed two Century America classes ( that he co-taught with Ellen Pearson of UNC-Asheville and 15 students from across the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges(COPLAC), along with the projects they created (  Leah Tams also contributed to the presentation as a fellow veteran of the project.

On Nomber 12, 2015 Dr. Antonio Causarano, Assistant Professor of Education, gave a presentation about the use of digital storytelling in K-12 education to teach content literacy. Antonio talked to the group about his work in progress in the use of digital storytelling in one graduate course that he teaches at Mary Washington-EDCI515 Literacy Across the Curriculum. He discussed the importance of digital storytelling in the literacy curriculum and showcased some work done by his students in fall 2014 on how to teach math via digital storytelling.

Stayed tuned for the spring 2016 schedule with two more lunch-time talks from and for colleagues across campus.