Davies Diaries Electronic Edition

This post is part of an ongoing Digital Scholarship Ontario series which highlights the research of Ontario’s digital scholars.

by James Neufeld

The Davies Diaries Electronic Edition will make available to the general public, online, a fully edited version of the extensive diaries which the Canadian novelist, playwright and journalist Robertson Davies kept throughout his life. The project will begin with an edition of the Theatre Diaries, a small subset of the much larger work. The standard markup language of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) will be used to create xml files for each year of diary entries.

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“Google It!”: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in the Internet Age

by Ali Arya and Luciara Nardon

This post is part of an ongoing Digital Scholarship Ontario series which highlights the research of Ontario’s digital scholars.

Most educators are familiar with students’ growing reliance on online search engines for finding information and researching topics. “Google It!” is a near universal term. The ubiquity of Internet search technology has made it possible for people to find information and solve problems for which they have no personal expertise. While, in daily life online searches have positive uses, in an educational setting the overreliance on search technologies may result in a reduction of student problem solving and critical thinking abilities. This in turn may result in weaker academic performance when search tools are not available, in the long term compromising creativity, adaptability, and originality.

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CSDH/SCHN Conference 2016

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (http://csdh-schn.org/) invites scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers and digital demonstrations for its annual meeting, which will be held at the 2016 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Calgary, from May 30th to June 1 (http://congress2016.ca/).  

The CSDH encourages submissions on all topics relating to both theory and practice in the evolving field of the digital humanities.