Archive for Barbara Fister

Barbara Fister is a librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College. You can view her profile here


Digital Public Discourse

Is digital discourse different? Should our writing instruction include preparation for writing publicly online? Could digital discourse help students grasp the rhetorical concepts of purpose, audience, argument, evidence, and the acknowledgement of sources in a more tangible way than more traditional writing assignments?  Are there privacy concerns when encouraging students to create and interact with […]

Digital Humanities

Do you have an interest in digital humanities? What’s going on in your discipline that seems particularly interesting? How do you see digital humanities developing at a liberal arts college with limited technology resources and a teaching emphasis? What role should it (could it) play in our curriculum? Are their contributions liberal arts college faculty […]

Refresh: Using Technology to Update Course Content

One of the things we hope to instill in students is the inclination to be lifelong learners, comfortable with the fact that knowledge is never finished, prepared to confront new information and make sense of it. Yet students often resist the ambiguity of unfinished knowledge and are more comfortable knowing what to read rather than […]