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Googlemaps and Critical Research Skills

Date: January 30th, 2012
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Place: Weigand Room at Santa Clara University

By Noel Radley and Gail Gradowski

Web 2.0 mapping tools currently provide user-friendly platforms with unique affordances, such as visualizing places in literary texts, aggregating history, and embedding rich media. This workshop will feature both the benefits and challenges of Googlemaps, with a focus on critical research skills. How does mapping supplement skills in traditional research? What are best practices for citation?

This workshop features recent Googlemaps projects in English studies, including a student map of California tuition protests, an assignment on mapping censorship histories, and a Googlemap of Joyce’s Dubliners.

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