Guided by Davidson’s primary purpose “to assist students in developing humane instincts and disciplined and creative minds for lives of leadership and service” we strive to include digital spaces in these endeavors. In what ways can technology be leveraged for active learning, working outside of classroom walls, creating authentic assignments, and building student agency?
The Digital Learning Team collaborates with faculty on the use, development, and evaluation of a wide range of teaching and learning technologies. We are available to assist in the design of assignments, projects, or courses that involve digital tools and spaces. You may have an idea for a project or assignment that uses story mapping, timelines, podcasts, video, infographics, and social media, or you would like to develop an online course space.
Jacob Heil (he/him)
Assistant Director of Digital Learning
On any given day, I'll be working with the incredible Digital Learning team as we consult with faculty and students on digital projects and pedagogies, collaborate with library colleagues to build sustainable platforms and practices for digital scholarship, and connect this work to our collective vision for the Library of the Future.
Please be in touch if I can help you to think about (and with) digital tools or methods, open educational resources, critical literacies, or the intersections between the material and the digital.
Tiffany Camp Johnson (she/her)
Research Librarian for Digital Scholarship
Tiffany partners with staff, faculty, and students to foster and support the use of digital tools and techniques to enhance research and to improve teaching and learning, as well as connect the community with digital scholarship. Tiffany frequently collaborates with the library’s Research Learning and Outreach team and the Archives, Special Collections and Community team to bridge the work of librarianship with digital learning, Her interests include research management, open access, and IP.
Thomas Espy (he/they)
Digital Media Specialist
Thomas collaborates with people from the Davidson community to facilitate uses of technology for teaching and learning. particularly digital storytelling, filmmaking, and podcasting. They use traditional and experimental forms of digital storytelling to produce digital media that explores the human condition, teaching and learning, and memory and nostalgia. Their interests are horror and documentary films, coffee, walking, and writing.
Matthew Davis (he/him)
Systems and Data Services Librarian
Matt collaborates with people from all areas of Davidson College to find the appropriate platforms to discover, create, and share their research. He also works a lot on the back-end of the Library Service Platform to maintain and explore library systems for the Davidson College community. His interests are coffee (farm to cup), research data technologies and storytelling, scholarly communication, and practical theology.
Zara Rao (she/her)
Digital Learning Fellow
On a typical day, I meet with students and faculty and consult on the use of technology to enhance scholarly communication and learning outcomes. I also research and document how to use various digital learning tools so that the Davidson community can access the resources that empower them to achieve their goals. I create and publish these resources, which are available through the Digital Learning site, along with blog posts and other forms of outreach I create.