Computational Notebook

Posted January 22nd, 2016 at 10:38 am.

Project Team

Douglas Blank

Courses Involved

EMLY022: Humanity and Technology

Timeline

Platform development: Summer-Fall 2014
Piloted in courses: AY 2014-2015

Goals and Description

Through Mellon funding, Douglas Blank has created a computational notebook for liberal arts education. Blending reading, computation, and writing, this innovative project provides students with a new way to express themselves through multiple kinds of media. Students are learning coding while experiencing first-hand how data is transformed into paradigms. Students will be able to incorporate computation-generated timelines into their writing as well as map portions and tables, showing opinions and data in different ways. Douglas has incorporated this system of expression in an Emily Balch Seminar, and hopes to potentially continue in future courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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