Time: Thursday, February 20, 12:00pm
Location: New Media Center (NMC), 1st Floor, Lewis Library Building
*To Register: http://bit.ly/PSMapTools
“A map does not just chart, it unlocks and formulates meaning; it forms bridges between here and there, between disparate ideas that we did not know were previously connected.”
― Reif Larsen, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
This Productive Scholar session will cover the use of easily accessible and easy-to-use mapping tools that can help you visualize geo-spatial data for your teaching and research. Use Google Maps to collaboratively build a location-aware research archive. Overlay a historic map on the globe in Google Earth. Visualize complex narratives and data sets using points, regions, paths and other information in custom maps. Collect photographs and information in the field using a smartphone and plot that information on a map.
Janet Temos, Director of the Educational Technologies Center (McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning) and Ben Johnston of the Humanities Resource Center (OIT) will talk about using some free, simple, geolocation tools to achieve rich results for data visualization.
Ben Johnston is Manager of OIT’s Humanities Resource Center (HRC) in East Pyne, and Consultant to the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI). Ben has been involved with educational technology for over thirteen years in positions at Columbia University, Bryn Mawr College, and Princeton University. While at Princeton, Ben has worked with educators and researchers across the Humanities and Social Sciences to facilitate the use of digital assets, technology tools, databases, and digital video in teaching and research.
Janet Temos is the Director of the Educational Technologies Center, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton. A member of Princeton’s undergraduate class of 1982, she received her Ph.D. from the Department of Art and Archeology at Princeton in 2001. Janet has been working in the field of Educational Technology for the past 20 years.
The ETC provides instruction and training in all aspects of educational technologies for the campus community. We provide talks and training on demand to academic departments, and each staff member holds regular office hours for consultations.
*Walk-ins will be admitted, space permitting