Education

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The Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice

The Institute on Digital Archaeology Method and Practice is collaboration between the Michigan State Department of Anthropology and MATRIX, funded by a $250,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Institute was created as a solution to problems within the digital archaeology field, including, but not limited to, the world of archaeology cutting…

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Oral History in the Digital Age

The Oral History in the Digital Age (OHDA) project serves as a central resource for individuals or organizations looking to do oral history work in the age of digital tools and technologies. The website features numerous essays, articles, and videos about collecting, preserving, and disseminating digital oral histories. Taken together, these articles comprise a series…

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Eli Review

Eli Review is a commercial software package that is built upon the core philosophy that “better writing comes from great revisions; better revisions come from great reviews.” Eli helps make visible the write, review, revise, and resubmit process that is necessary to improve students’ communication skills: both as writers and reviewers. Eli facilitates and scaffolds…

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GradHacker

GradHacker is a blog for graduate students, by graduate students. The goal of GradHacker is to create a community of graduate students— across programs and universities —who can benefit from hearing the stories, tips, and challenges of others who are experiencing the same things. Using ProfHacker as a model, GradHacker tackles a wide variety of…

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Exploring Africa

Exploring Africa is a collaborative effort between the African Studies Center at Michigan State University and MATRIX. Funding and support is also provided by the MSU Office of International Studies and Programs and grants from the U.S. Department of Education, which funds the MSU African Studies Center as a National Resource Center for the study…