Monograph to Multimedia: Transforming Assignments

Last fall, a colleague and I worked with a professor to transform his History class’s research paper assignments to multimedia projects using timeline, mapping, and website building online apps.  I propose to share our process and results and to discuss lessons learned.  I also hope to have a conversation with others about their experiences attempting similar objectives.  Suggestions and co-facilitators are welcome.

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About Barbara Lewis

Barbara received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute and her M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. After working 25 years as an Industrial Engineer and Information Systems Analyst for companies such as General Motors, Corning, and Nortel Networks, she began her graduate studies in academic librarianship. Barbara worked as a graduate assistant at the USF Tampa Library, gaining practical experience in her new career field and contributing to the library services and collections available to the USF academic community. She joined the USF faculty as Outreach Librarian for the Tampa Library in 2005. In 2008, she moved to her current position as Coordinator for Digital Initiatives & Services where she is responsible for quality, management, and scheduling of the Library's digitization and oral history projects. Her goals include improving the productivity and capacity of these operations and enhancing the visibility and accessibility of digital and oral history collections.

2 Responses to Monograph to Multimedia: Transforming Assignments

  1. Suzan Alteri says:

    Sounds like a wonderful session. I’ve worked with English and History using Omeka, but I’d love to hear what you do as well.

  2. Laurie says:

    This is fabulous to hear about! Several folks at UF have been involved in Digital History classes, and I just learned about (I think) the longest running Digital History course in Florida and the Caribbean, at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, taught since 2012 by Debbie McCollin ( We should all be sharing more on courses, so it will be great to learn and share together!

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