This poster presentation showcases the works-in-progress of students enrolled in KPU’s English 4300 - Writing and Persuasion Beyond the Classroom: Apprenticeship in the Digital Humanities, a service learning course where the digital (physical computing) meets the humanistic (rhetorical theory). As part of this summer’s DH iteration of the course, each student is in the process of completing a 12-hour, community-based practicum in which he or she is authoring content and assisting in the development of a digital object using open-source software. These DH projects include the design of a website and social media presence for the KPU Criminology department’s Social Justice Centre; the editorial support of Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film and Visual Narration, an open-access film studies journal sponsored by KPU’s English department premiering this fall; the production of a promotional video for KDocs, Kwantlen’s official documentary film festival; and the management and marketing of the KDocs Outreach Program in its visits this summer to the Pathways Aboriginal Centre and Vancouver’s City Hall. Each practicum is coordinated by English 4300 instructor Greg Chan, in partnership with project supervisors Janice Morris (KDocs Outreach), Manon Boivin (KDocs video), and Michael Ma (Social Justice Centre).
With a cohort of my ENGL 4300 students, I will be presenting this poster on DH practica for the DHSI Colloquium.