Articles, Books & Reports

Bowen, William G. Walk Deliberately, Don’t Run, Toward Online Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Mar 25, 2013. chronicle.com/article/Walk-Deliberately-Dont-Run/138109/

Council of Graduate Schools. (2013). Online Graduate Education. Washington, D.C.: Council of Graduate Schools

DeSantis, Nick. Academic Freedom Applies to Electronic Freedom, AAUP Says. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Dec 4, 2013. chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/academic-freedom-applies-to-electronic-communication-aaup-report-says/70039

Duin, A.H., Nater, E.A., Anklesaria, F. (Eds.). (2012). Cultivating change in the academy: 50+ stories from the digital frontlines at the University of Minnesota in 2012. University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy. conservancy.umn.edu/handle/125273

Dunn, Sydni. Digital Humanists: If You Want Tenure, Do Double the Work. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Jan 5, 2014. chroniclevitae.com/news/249-digital-humanists-if-you-want-tenure-do-double-the-work

Gold, Matthew K. (Ed.). (2013). Debates in the Digital Humanities. (Open-access edition). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press

Howard, Jennifer. Born Digital, Projects Need Attention to Survive. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Jan 6, 2014. chronicle.com/article/Born-Digital-Projects-Need/143799/

Johnson, L., Adams Becker, S., Estrada, V., Freeman, A. (2014). NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium. nmc.org/pdf/2014-nmc-horizon-report-he-EN.pdf

Kirschenbaum, Matthew. What is Digital Humanities and What’s It Doing in English Departments? ADE Bulletin (Number 150, 2010). mkirschenbaum.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/kirschenbaum_ade150.pdf

Koller, D., Ng, A., Do, C., & Chen, Z. (2013). Retention and intention in MOOCs. Educause Review. z.umn.edu/rententionandintention

Kop, R. (2011). The challenges to connectivist learning on open online networks: Learning experiences during a massive online course. IRRODL, 12:3. www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/882/1823

Nanfito, M. (2013). MOOCs: Opportunities, impacts, and challenges. www.amazon.com/dp/1494495880/ref=rdr_ext_tmb

Parry, Marc. How the Humanities Compute in the Classroom. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Jan 6, 2014. chronicle.com/article/How-the-Humanities-Compute-in/143809/

Parry, Marc. Historians Ask the Public to Help Organize the Past. The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 3, 2012. chronicle.com/article/Historians-Ask-the-Public-to/134054/

Ramspott, Becca. Essay on need for colleges to engage students in their digital identities. Inside Higher Ed. Feb 10, 2014. www.insidehighered.com/views/2014/02/10/essay-need-colleges-engage-students-their-digital-identities

Saving a language, a people. (Interview with Jessica Harjo; Oct 30, 2013) University of MN. discover.umn.edu/news/design-architecture/typeface-adapts-osage-language-unicode

Schmidt, Peter. Unfettered Academic Speech: Not in Kansas Anymore. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Dec 20, 2013. chronicle.com/article/Unfettered-Academic-Speech-/143697/

Straumsheim, Carl. Try, try again. Inside Higher Ed. Feb 14, 2014. www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/02/18/stanford-u-mooc-instructors-trial-and-error-breeds-success

Yuan, L., Powell, S., & Olivier, B. (2014). Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable online learning in institutions. Center for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards. publications.cetis.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Beyond-MOOCs-Sustainable-Online-Learning-in-Institutions.pdf

Presentations, Essays & Blogs

Cramer, Christopher J. Tales from the MOOC Frontier: Institutional and Individual Experiences (Minnesota eLearning Summit), July 30, 2013. pollux.chem.umn.edu/MOOCFrontierTalesAbridged_130919.pdf

Cramer, Christopher J. What’s It Like to Teach a MOOC?, June 8, 2013. pollux.chem.umn.edu/publications/PoesyEtc/TeachingAMOOC.html

Downes, S. (2014). The MOOC of one. www.downes.ca/presentation/336

Hancher, Michael. Deconstructing the New Humanities, February 2, 2104. blog.lib.umn.edu/mh/dh3/2014/02/deconstructing-the-new-humanities.html

Manifesto on eLearning, eLearning Manifesto: elearningmanifesto.org/read-the-manifesto

The Open Knowledge Cast. The OK Cast is a weekly open source blog and podcast with the goal to explore, connect, use and inspire open knowledge projects around the world to develop the public commons, improve organization and government transparency and communication, and advocate for social justice and social activism. okcast.org/

Proceedings of the European MOOC Stakeholder Summit. (2014). A collection of essays on MOOCs and MOOC pedagogy. www.emoocs2014.eu/sites/default/files/Proceedings-Moocs-Summit-2014.pdf

University Resources & Initiatives

Academic Technology Support Services


Academic Technology Support Services engages the University community in the thoughtful and responsible integration of academic technologies into educational practice through consultations, course production, and investigation of emerging technologies.

Center for Teaching and Learning


The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), seeks to serve the university community through a commitment to exceptional teaching and learning by:
Leading, advancing, and supporting campus initiatives that influence the educational mission of the university.
Initiating and sustaining partnerships with University departments, units, colleges, and campuses to advance best practices in teaching and learning.
Deepening the pedagogical knowledge and teaching effectiveness of the university teaching community.

Digital Arts Sciences + Humanities (DASH)


DASH is a cross-disciplinary initiative from the University of Minnesota Libraries organized around emerging digital tools and methodologies for scholarly, pedagogical, and artistic projects. It seeks to foster collaborations that both utilize and critically engage with multiple methodologies.

Digital Campus


Learning Technologies Media Lab


The Learning Technologies Media Lab (LTML) is an innovative design and research center located in the College of Education and Human Development’s (CEHD) Centers for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Minnesota (UMN). This lab is affiliated with the Learning Technologies academic program area in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction within CEHD at UMN.

Minnesota Population Center


The MPC is one of the world’s leading developers of demographic data resources. MPC provides population data to thousands of researchers, policymakers, teachers, and students. All MPC data are available free over the Internet.

Office of eLearning


The Office of eLearning (OeL) was created on January 1, 2013 within the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. OeL is engaged with eLearning across the student lifecycle from undergraduate to graduate/professional and continuing education.

Digital Humanities Resources & Initiatives

At the University of Minnesota

The Ojibwe People’s Dictionary


Department of American Indian Studies in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Minnesota Historical Society
A searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that features the voices of Ojibwe speakers, illustrated with materials in the Ojibwe collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. Published in 2012.

Ancient Lives: Crowdsourcing Papyrology


Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies and Department of Physics and Astronomy in collaboration with the Ancient Lives Project, University of Oxford

Crowdsourcing techniques used to decipher half a million ancient fragments of Greek-inscribed papyrus recovered more than a century ago from Oxyrhynchus, Egypt. Supervised by professors Nita Krevans and Philip H. Sellew (Classical and Near Eastern Studies) and Lucy Fortson (Physics and Astronomy), in cooperation with Ancient Lives, a project administered by the University of Oxford. For details see Kirsten Weir, “You, too, can translate ancient documents.”

University of Minnesota Press

Electronic Meditations


A book series that explores the humanistic and social implications of new technologies. Established in 1999.

Debates in the Digital Humanities, ed. Matthew K. Gold


Leading figures in the digital humanities explore the field’s rapid revolution. Published in 2012.

Digital Humanities 2.0

Institute for Advanced Study

A collaborative organized to investigate and create ways of advancing humanities research by means of digitization and Web 2.0 technologies. Presentation videos are archived at ias.umn.edu/programs/collaboratives/digital-humanities-2-0/. Established in 2011.

Charles Babbage Institute: Center for the History of Information Technology


College of Science and Engineering and University of Minnesota Libraries

An archival and research center dedicated to preserving the history of information technology and promoting and conducting research in the field. Established as the International Charles Babbage Society in 1978; relocated to the University of Minnesota in 1980.

GroupLens Research


College of Science and Engineering

A research lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, conducting research in recommender systems, online communities, mobile and ubiquitous technologies, digital libraries, and local geographic information systems. Established as NetPerceptions in 1996.

Minnesota Population Center


An interdisciplinary cooperative for demographic research, serving more than 80 faculty members and research scientists at eight colleges and institutes. A leading developer and disseminator of demographic data, MPC also serves a broader audience of some 50,000 demographic researchers worldwide. Established in 2000.



A five-year intercollegiate project funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research to support the spatial sciences and creative activities working with geospatial data. Established in 2011.

Immigration History Research Center

College of Liberal Arts

Founded in 1965, the IHRC promotes research on international migration with a special emphasis on immigrant and refugee life in the U.S.

Sheeko, blog.lib.umn.edu/ihrc/sheeko. Somali Youth Stories. Video interviews by and about Somali youth. Established in 2011.

Minnesota 2.0, https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/mn20. A digital archive documenting how 1.5- and 2nd-generation Mexican, Somali, and Hmong youth use social networking sites to express their emerging sense of identity and social connections. Established in 2010.

Digitizing Immigrant Letters, ihrc.umn.edu/research/dil/index.html. Letters from the IHRC collections that were written between 1850 and 1970 both by immigrants and to immigrants in languages other than English. Established in 2010.

Visualizing Ancient Greek Rhetoric


Interactive Visualization Lab

Stereoscopic, full-scale visual representations of sites of ancient oratory.

Digital Content Library


College of Liberal Arts and College of Design

More than 200,000 learning objects from many different disciplines in image, video, and audio formats.

Minnesota Digital Library


A collaborative project to archive digitized records of photographs, maps, journals, documents, letters, and works of art, which draws on libraries, archives, historical societies and museums across Minnesota. Established in 2001.

Digital Conservancy


University of Minnesota Libraries

Open access to scholarly and administrative works produced by or about the U of M.

Digital Arts and Humanities Working Group

University of Minnesota Libraries

Established in 2012.



The University of Minnesota Libraries is a charter member of HathiTrust, the large academic repository of digitized books and journals. Established in 2008.

Digital Arts Science + Humanities (DASH)

DASH is a cross-disciplinary initiative from the University of Minnesota Libraries organized around emerging digital tools and methodologies for scholarly,pedagogical, and artistic projects.

Digital Humanities Resources and Initiatives Elsewhere


CenterNet is is a clearing house for international information about digital humanities centers. digitalhumanities.org/centernet/

HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory)

HASTAC is an alliance of more than 12,500 humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists and technologists working together to transform the future of learning. www.hastac.org

Office of Digital Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities


Harvard University

metaLAB: metalab.harvard.edu/

The Digital Humanities Initiative: isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k15573

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities


University of Maryland

MITH: Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities


University of Nebraska

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities


University of Virginia

Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities


Stanford University

Stanford Digital Humanities


Yale University

Digital Humanities at Yale