DigLibArts 2020: A Whittier.Domain for Oneself

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been working on a slow rollout of one of DigLibArts’ larger projects, Whittier.Domains, our local version of Domain of One’s Own, originally an enterprise from of University of Mary Washington. This initiative was started at Whittier College to allow students, faculty, staff, and campus organizations to register for …

Digital Storytelling Learning Communities

Digital Storytelling is about community.  We tell stories to transfer knowledge, to make sense of experience and to teach values. Stories address the listener as a human being, not as a member of a class or society.  Stories are told with the anticipation to connect to others. Digital Storytelling is simply, a way to tell …

DigLibArts 2020: “Only Connect”

Ubiquitous technology challenges us to ponder and practice the values that motivate us as individuals and unite us as a community. Digital technology can isolate us. With headphones in place, screens held up to our eyes, and thoughts far away from the present moment, we can ignore the person sitting next to us. Focused on recording a …

DigLibArts 2020: Digital well-being for the liberal arts

What is digital well-being, and how does it relate to the liberal arts? Digital well-being can be defined as the ability to define and develop a nurturing personal and/or community cyberinfrastructure.  This goal articulates one facet of Whittier’s mission to “prepare students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society” by empowering individuals …