Piloting an Online National Collaborative Network for Integrating Computational Thinking into Library and Archival Education and Practice

The University of Maryland (UMD) College of Information Studies (INFO) will pilot an online national collaborative network of educators and practitioners to enable the sharing and dissemination of computational case studies and lesson plans through an open source, cloud-based interactive platform based on Jupyter Notebooks. Jupyter is self-described as a free, open-source, interactive web tool known as a computational notebook, which researchers can use to combine software code, computational output, explanatory text and multimedia resources in a single document. This project focuses on participants who have a master’s-level education in order to target the professional development of future practitioners across the nation. The large group of collaborators will support faculty and students through a supportive community of teachers and practitioners, dedicated to modernizing archival and library education. The ultimate goal is to contribute to the development of faculty and library digital leaders.

9/1/2020 - 8/31/2022

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