Perspectives on Cultural Context: The Use of an Online Participatory Learning Environment as an Expansion of the Museum Visit

Perspectives on Cultural Context: The Use of an Online Participatory Learning Environment as an Expansion of the Museum Visit

Date: August 2010
Creator: Sreenan, Patrick N.
Description: Technology offers opportunities for museums to expand the ways in which cultural perspectives relevant to objects on display can be exchanged and understood. Multimedia content offered online in an environment with user input capabilities can encourage dialogue and enrich visitor experiences of museums. This action research project using narrative analysis was an effort to develop the use of web technology in museum education practice, with an emphasis on constructivist learning. Concepts including the visitor-centered museum and multiple narratives led the researcher to collaborate with a pre-service art teacher education classroom and a local Hindu community to create content that might better develop understandings of one museum's Hindu sculpture collection that are personal, cultural, and complex.
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Engaging the Twitter Backchannel as Digital Scholarship: Methods for Analyzing Scholarly Engagement in Alternative Media

Engaging the Twitter Backchannel as Digital Scholarship: Methods for Analyzing Scholarly Engagement in Alternative Media

Date: March 26, 2013
Creator: Najmi, Anjum & Keralis, Spencer D. C.
Description: Article on methods for analyzing scholarly engagement in alternative media and engaging the Twitter backchannel as digital scholarship.
Contributing Partner: UNT Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo)
APA Review: Citing Social Media and Websites

APA Review: Citing Social Media and Websites

Date: February 2014
Creator: Whitmer, Susan
Description: Presentation at the University of North Texas (UNT) for the research fellows from the National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan. This presentation discusses citing social media and websites.
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Social Media: Federal Agencies Need Policies and Procedures for Managing and Protecting Information They Access and Disseminate

Social Media: Federal Agencies Need Policies and Procedures for Managing and Protecting Information They Access and Disseminate

Date: June 28, 2011
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Federal agencies increasingly use recently developed Internet technologies that allow individuals or groups to create, organize, comment on, and share online content. The use of these social media services-- including popular Web sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube-- has been endorsed by President Obama and provides opportunities for agencies to more readily share information with and solicit feedback from the public. However, these services may also pose risks to the adequate protection of both personal and government information. GAO was asked to (1) describe how federal agencies are currently using commercially provided social media services and (2) determine the extent to which agencies have developed and implemented policies and procedures for managing and protecting information associated with this use. To do this, GAO examined the headquarters-level Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, and YouTube channels of 24 major federal agencies; reviewed pertinent policies, procedures, and guidance; and interviewed officials involved in agency use of social media.."
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Mr Secrets and Social Media:  the Confession of Richard Rodriguez

Mr Secrets and Social Media: the Confession of Richard Rodriguez

Date: May 2013
Creator: Burns, Amanda Jill
Description: Richard Rodriguez's works create troubling situations for many scholars. Though numerous critics see him as the penultimate Chicano writer, many others see his writing as only pandering to the elite. However, all politics and controversies aside, he is a writer whose ideas upon language and public confession have been revolutionary. Throughout the thesis, I argue that Rodriguez's ideas upon language and identity are applicable to the social media landscape that we reside in currently, especially the public confession. Also, I use deconstructionism, along with postmodern criticism, to illustrate the changing arc of Rodriguez's confession from his first autobiography to his final one. In his first memoir, Rodriguez remains in the closet upon his sexuality, and the reader only catches glimpses of the 'real' character inside his work. In the second memoir, the reader sees a better glimpse because of his coming out; yet, even in this regard, he does not do so wholly and still leaves his confession unfinished. By the third, he applies themes and problems seen in his first and second works to discuss our browning nature, and how we are all sinners and that we desire to confess our sins. In my assessment of Rodriguez, I argue ...
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Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Justin Strickland Hoff

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Justin Strickland Hoff

Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Hoff, Justin Strickland
Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, Justin Strickland Hoff.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Ann Howington

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Ann Howington

Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Howington, Ann
Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, Ann Howington.
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Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: XuHao Yang

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: XuHao Yang

Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Yang, XuHao
Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, XuHao Yang.
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Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Caleb Zouhary

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Caleb Zouhary

Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Zouhary, Caleb
Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, Caleb Zouhary.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Cassie Phan

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Cassie Phan

Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Phan, Cassie
Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, Cassie Phan.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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