ITP Skills Labs are open to all members of the CUNY community; ITP students must take six labs per semester with the Core 1 and 2 courses as part of the certificate requirements.


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Thursday, Feb 17 @ 6:30pm, online
Join us to learn about basic considerations and best practices for preserving digital projects. Jesse Merandy, who completed the first all-digital dissertation at the Graduate Center, will share insights from his experience delivering and preserving the project. This lab is designed to help participants think through the long-term sustainability of their work and how to navigate complexities in the process of digital project preservation.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT | Kimon Keramidas & Michael Mandiberg
Thursday, Feb 24 @ 6:30pm, online
This professional development workshop will focus on how to manage the various aspects of a project, including setting realistic benchmarks and meeting them, sticking to budgets, scope creep, and failing forward. Participants will gain an understanding of things to consider while completing a project. This lab is required of all students enrolled in ITP Core 2 in Spring 2022.

OER PEDAGOGY | Cailean Cooney & Joanna Thompson
Monday, March 14 @ 6:30pm, online
Join us for a hands-on introduction to open educational resources, free and open source research and pedagogy tools. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of OER: from definitions, it’s positioning in higher education, to strategies for finding, evaluating, and incorporating existing OER into your teaching, and creating your own OER.

Thursday, March 31 @ 6:30pm, online
Offered in partnership with the Quantitative Research Consulting Center, this lab introduces quantitative methods and reasoning applied to various kinds of research projects. It will cover the basics for an interdisciplinary audience, from questions related to research design and data collection, to choices that arise in analyzing data. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect upon incorporating quantitative approaches into their own projects under development. Students across the disciplines, especially those outside computational fields, are encouraged to attend.

INTRODUCTION TO OMEKA | Ricardo Martin Coloma
Monday, April 4 @ 6:30pm, in person Room 9204 online
Omeka is a free Content Management System (CMS) and a web publishing system built by and for scholars that is used by hundreds of archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and individual researchers and teachers to create searchable online databases and scholarly online interpretations of their digital collections. If you have a digital collection of primary sources that you want to publish online in a scholarly way, you’ll want to consider Omeka. Omeka allows to describe the items according to archival standards, import and export that descriptive information from other systems, and to create interpretive online exhibits in a myriad of ways. Alongside how to create a collection, this workshop will teach how to exhibit your collections following diverse criteria such as 1) Pictures: using on Omeka’s integrated miniature tool users will be able to create a gallery of an specific collection, 2) Location: this tool will allow users to display a set of items in an interactive geographical map using coordinates information attached to each item, and 3) Time: the tool will allow users to lay out a collection of items over an interactive timeline based on the date attributed to each item.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand some of the conceptual challenges faced when developing digital archives
  • Create an online database of digital archival items
  • Create a public facing exhibition featuring items from your collections in the format of a gallery
  • Create a public facing exhibition featuring items from your collections in the format of a map
  • Create a public facing exhibition featuring items from your collections in the format of a timeline

Monday, April 11 @ 6:30pm, online
Do you have folders full of documents like “draft_1”, “draft_final”, “draft_finalfinal,” and “draft_reallytrulyfinal”? Are you worried about backing up your work and looking for a secure way to save drafts of your work? Does the idea of accessing the vast quantity of code available on the internet terrify and excite you? If so, come learn the most basic steps of using git version-control software and GitHub, the web-based git repository hosting service. This introductory level lab will guide you through the basic structure of git on your own computer and GitHub.com. You will learn the basics: what a repository is, why you would use one to back up your code, and the basic commands that allow you to do so.

These no-credit lab sessions are designed to build particular technological skills applicable to teaching and learning in particular disciplines. The labs are taught by doctoral and other CUNY faculty and, where appropriate, by advanced graduate students and non-university IT and media professionals.

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