DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. For more information, visit the DPLA website.
This workshop will equip you with hands-on experience and community-created lesson plan frameworks to empower you to teach text analysis workshops at your home institution. After an introduction to text mining concepts and to the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) tools and services, you will collaborate in small groups to draft lesson plans that incorporate text analysis techniques. Representatives from the HTRC will lead the session using best practice in instructional design to guide curriculum development. You will have the opportunity to think through learning goals, â€œbig ideas,â€ and requisite skill development for a text analysis workshop as you map out short lesson plans. At the end of the workshop, you with have the framework of teachable lesson guides you can implement in your local instructional practice. With your permission the guides will be assembled into an open community resource for others who teach (or seek to teach) text analysis workshops.