The DSC specializes in a variety of digital research tools and methods that can be readily applied to coursework. Contact the DSC if you’re interested in learning more about any of the following opportunities or in sending any of your students to the center for assignment support.
DSC staff members have expertise in a variety of digital tools and pedagogical theories, such as digital gaming and critical making, and welcome opportunities to talk to instructors interested in using makerspace equipment, text analysis, data visualization, digital exhibitions, or other technologies in their classrooms.
Every semester, the DSC offers a variety of workshops on digital tools and methods. All Temple community members are welcome to attend, though please alert the DSC if you plan to bring your course or a large group of students as soon as possible ahead of time. You can view past and on-going workshop descriptions on our workshop page, as well as the current workshop schedule on our events calendar.
If you’re interested in a DSC supported resource not covered in our current workshop series, contact the DSC as soon as possible about the possibility of scheduling one for your course.
The DSC supports Omeka and its Neatline plug-in for digital exhibitions, as well as Scalar for digital publishing. These platforms are popular for both faculty research and student projects, offering opportunities for students to collaborate on research, writing, and designing digital content.
Specialized Software and Equipment
The DSC supports a wide range of specialized software and equipment for student use. We have open computers and digital fabrication equipment available during open hours, as well as circulating 360 degree cameras and arduino kits for use outside the library.
Innovative Teaching with Makerspace Technology Grant
In collaboration with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, the Digital Scholarship Center sponsors the Innovative Teaching with Makerspace Technology Grant. Faculty recipients receive a grant of up to $3,500 to cover new makerspace equipment and materials, as well as DSC staff support for course design and technological training. A call for proposals will go out in the spring semester.