Anna’s omeka.net Story
- Allow yourself time to get to know the tool, including customizing it for your course / discipline.
- Plan to scaffold your students in their use of it, including getting them signed in, and getting them used to the tool before a high stakes assignment is due.
- A curator has the power, as in a brick-and-mortar museum, to choose which pieces are displayed in their “exhibit” from their “collection.”
- Dublin Core is a standard way to categorize any type of digital item, and having students use it in this context is good training, if that standard is used in your discipline.
- Since some major museums use this site for their collections, having art history students, or students in similar disciplines, use Omeka is a way for them to engage with the professional world.
- Students can do collaborative projects, which allows them to contribute to something worth showing off, that is bigger than their own work.
Teaching with Omeka
More examples (from omeka.org/codex/Teach_with_Omeka)
- Hist 5010: Digital History, taught by Cathy Moran Hajo, William Paterson University History Department, Master of Arts program, Spring 2013. Student site on New Jersey history made with Omeka
- English 395: Fantastic Voyages, taught by Devin Griffiths, University of Pennsylvania, Spring 2012. Students produced an online edition of a previously unpublished text. The Peries Project
- G57.2033: Creating Digital History, taught by Dr. Cathy Moran Hajo, New York University Archives and Public History Program, Fall 2010, 2011, 2012 — Student site on Greenwich Village history made with Omeka
- LIS 462: Digital Libraries, taught by Dr. Candy Schwartz, Simmons University, Fall 2009 — Student site made with Omeka
- G57.2033: Creating Digital History, taught by Dr. Amanda French, New York University, Fall 2009 —Student sites made with Omeka
- Jeffrey McClurken (Associate Professor and Chair of History and American Studies at the University of Mary Washington). “Teaching with Omeka”. ProfHacker blog, Chronicle of Higher Education, August 9, 2010.
- Jeffrey McClurken (Associate Professor and Chair of History and American Studies at the University of Mary Washington), “Teaching and Learning with Omeka: Discomfort, Play, and Creating Public, Online, Digital Collections,” Learning Through Digital Media Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy, 2011.
- Devin Griffiths. “Teaching With Omeka: Presenting the Peries Project”. devolution. May 9, 2012.