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T&T Guest Speaker Series: Understanding Graduate Research Production in the Digital Age

February 2015

photoGuests from the University of Florida – Sophia Acord (Associate Center Director/Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology & Law) and Laurie Taylor (Digital Scholarship Librarian) – met with T&T students and faculty to discuss Open Access and Electronic Dissertations.

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April Anderson: Breaking the Archival Fourth Wall

February 2015

photoApril Anderson, University Archivist at the Milner Library at Illinois State University, presented a lively discussion for T&T students, faculty, and members of the UCF Library concerning Digital Archival Exhibition in the Digital Realm. Dr. Anderson also visited Dr. Barry Mauer’s class, Visual T&T, to discuss Citizen Curatorship of digital materials.

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Congratulations on a Successful Dissertation Defense

February 2015

photoCongratulations to Donnie Merritt for successfully defending his dissertation, “The Impact Of User-Generated Interfaces on the Participation of Users with a Disability in Virtual Environments.”

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Texts and Tech Program Hosts Workshops on How Learning Works

February 2015

photoUCF Texts and Technology hosted two workshops for the program's Graduate Teaching Associates. Led by Eric Main, Associate Director of UCF’s Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, the sessions were based on the book How Learning Works: Seven Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan Ambrose, et al.

The workshops address students’ prior learning and motivation, course organization and climate, mastery learning, providing feedback, and encouraging self-directed learning.

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Congratulations on a Successful Dissertation Defense

January 2015

photoCongratulations to T&T student, Leandra Preston-Sidler, who successfully defended her dissertation on January 27, 2015.

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Congratulations T&T Alum Meghan Griffin!

January 2015

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the Best Online Programs in the nation and T&T Alum, Dr. Meghan Griffin (2012), leads one of the bachelor degree programs offered at Daytona State College (DSC) that ranked #2! Meghan is the Director of the Bachelor of Applied Science Program (BAS) in Supervision and Management, which was the first online bachelor’s program offered at DSC. Meghan says, “Our goal is simple: leverage digital platforms to give our online students the best learning experience possible. Because we serve returning adult and working students, our students have as much to learn from one another as they do from faculty. So we've made our online classrooms highly interactive and team-oriented, where you're part of a network of professionals located across the globe.

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Cuevas Shares Dissertation Advice

November 2014

photoHaydee M. Cuevas, a member of the UCF Texts and Technology Advisory Board, recently shared dissertation advice in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's HFES Bulletin.

Cuevas authored two articles, "Preparing the Dissertation Proposal" and "Preparing the Dissertation Final Defense."

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Scot French Presented Work at the Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting

November 2014

photoT&T faculty, Scot French, presented his latest work on text-mining and topic modeling of the Florida Historical Quarterly at the Southern Historical Association annual meeting in Atlanta, Nov. 14. As part of the SHA workshop, "Computers, Visualization, and Regional History: New Approaches to Visualizing the Literature of a Field," French included examples of student projects from his Digital Tools for Historians (HIS 6165) graduate seminar. His FHQ project collaborator, David Staley, presented on "Hermeneutics through Material Form: Sculpture as Scholarly Performance in Digital History."

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An Interview with Featured Alumnus: Mark Pollitt

November 2014

photoFormer FBI agent Mark Pollitt first visited UCF while working with the National Center for Forensic Science to develop standards for digital forensics. After his retirement from the FBI, he consulted as a cyber-security expert and did some adjunct teaching before accepting a full time position as a visiting professor at UCF. Shortly afterwards, he was accepted into the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program.

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Read Latest T&T Newsletter

July 2014

Read the latest T&T newsletter here, including information on dissertation award recipients, incoming students, and important dates to note.

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Scot French's e-poster Featured on the Spring 2014 Issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities

May 2014

photoThe Spring 2014 issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities featured an e-poster created by T&T Core Faculty member Scot French. The poster -- "Visual Historiography: Visualizing 'The Literature of a Field'"-- represents work presented by French and his co-authors, David Staley of Ohio State and Bill Ferster of the University of Virginia, at the Digital Humanities 2013 conference in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Dissertation Research Award For Texts & Technology Ph.D. Students

April 2014

The Texts & Technology program, the UCF Center for Humanities and Digital Research, and the UCF College of Graduate Studies announced a new award program available to students at the dissertation phase of their research in the T&T program.  Five awards of up to $3,000 each will be made for research travel or related support.  The awards are intended to facilitate the timely completion of high-quality dissertations.  Research support examples that can be covered by this award include: help with travel to archives, libraries, or other sites for primary source access; consultation (or interviews) with subject or method experts; participation in a workshop or appropriate technology conference for specialized training; and/or the purchase of specialized technical equipment, e.g., software, supplies, etc. unique to the student’s research and not available elsewhere at UCF. » Download award information

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Vie Examines Digital Activism in New Journal Article

March 2014

Stephanie  VieStephanie Vie examines "slacktivism" in an upcoming online journal article.

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