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Digital Scholarship and Digital Pedagogy

ECDS offers several opportunities to study digital scholarship methods and digital pedagogy practices in a classroom setting.

Program Overview

The Digital Dissertation Scholars Program (DDSP) is open to Laney Graduate School doctoral students in any humanistic discipline who are preparing for their dissertation prospectus, currently creating their prospectus, or will have just created their prospectus.

This program prepares doctoral students to create meaningful and lasting digital scholarship projects by equipping them with adequate knowledge of theories, methods, and technologies in digital scholarship, an understanding of how digital projects are developed sustainably and with accessibility issues in mind, and training to write about development processes.

The program provides students with access to training, expertise, and mini-grant funds to plan and create digital dissertation components. These components will be submitted with the written dissertation to Emory Libraries' Electronic Theses and Dissertations Repository and preserved as part of the Emory Libraries' Digital Library Program.

Students work closely their advisors, an interdisciplinary cohort of fellow students, and digital scholarship professionals to tailor a plan that is customized to their project needs. They may apply for mini-grant funds towards digital dissertation research needs including:

  • Data and software subscription costs
  • Digitization costs for source material
  • Paid web development time
  • Temporary hosting
  • Travel for digital dissertation research
  • Travel and registration for conferences and training in digital scholarship theories and methods not available at Emory

Students in the program are expected to attend all cohort meetings through the year and present a public scholarship-related contribution for other future DDSP students.

DDSP is sponsored by the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship and the Digital Publishing in the Humanities initiative at the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


The program is continuing with the 2022–2023 academic year, and participants have been selected.

Information about how to apply for future programs will be posted in Spring 2023.


Please contact: Alex Cors (alexander.maximilian.cors@emory.edu) in ECDS, and Keith Anthony (keith.anthony@emory.edu) Executive Director of the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry.

Program Overview

The Laney Graduate School awards a Certificate in Digital Scholarship and Media Studies (DSMS) upon fulfilling related requirements.

The certificate requires the successful completion of four courses from an approved list, one of which must be the Seminar in Digital Scholarship and Media Studies (DSMS 700), and one of which must be an approved internship in digital scholarship.

In addition, students choose two elective seminars from a list of campus-wide courses regularly taught in the Laney Graduate School that feature digital media and scholarship. The certificate program encourages additions to the list of eligible courses (e.g. new courses, cross-listed courses with other departments, or special topics courses offered by visiting faculty) at the discretion of the program co-directors and certificate committee members.


Students interested in the DSMS certificate must be enrolled and in good standing in a PhD program of the Laney Graduate School.

Librarians and staff employed by Emory are also eligible to apply. 


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Program Overview

Emory Foundations for Online Teaching (EFOT) is a six-week professional development opportunity that introduces graduate students to best practices for online teaching. All course sessions use Canvas, and the participant learns from the point of view of an online student. Successful completion of the program may be helpful to students interested in teaching or serving as a teaching assistant in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

Participants will learn about:

  • best practices for and methodology behind online teaching
  • instructional design
  • tools and technologies for the online classroom
  • Emory resources for online education.

Modules focus on:

  • teaching using a learning management system
  • pedagogically sound course design
  • developing learning objectives and assessments for the online environment
  • synchronous and asynchronous communication techniques
  • building an online community.

Sessions are offered for graduate students from any school who are preparing to teach partially or wholly in an online environment.

Participants must have a computer with Internet for Canvas and Zoom access. This course and its sessions are taught 100% online in asynchronous and synchronous components.


Please contact: Alex Cors (alexander.maximilian.cors@emory.edu)

Program Overview

The annual Technology, Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Research (TPC+R) program provides an opportunity for Emory graduate students to explore using new technologies in their teaching and research.

Through a six-week workshop series, participants are introduced to an array of digital tools. TPC+R provides opportunity to discuss practical and theoretical models for digital scholarship, receive assistance in developing materials for their own courses and/or research, design their own professional website, create digital assignments, and craft assessment frameworks for use in their digital pedagogy.

The program, an extension session of the Laney Graduate School's Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity (TATTO) program, is designed to supplement other pedagogical training and professional development programming offered by the graduate school, academic departments, and ECDS.


Spaces in the program are limited to current Laney graduate students.

Preference is given to participants who have teaching experience, wish to design a digital component for a course during the next academic year, or demonstrate commitment to using technology in their dissertation research. As part of the application, participants should explain their interests in integrating technology into their teaching and research.

Participants must have a computer with Internet for Canvas and Zoom access. This course and its sessions are taught in a hybrid model through asynchronous and synchronous components.

Enrollment in the program represents a commitment by participants to attend all 12 classes.


Please contact: Alex Cors (alexander.maximilian.cors@emory.edu)


ECDS Experts

Here to help with the Technology, Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Research Program

Bailey Betik | ECDS Pedagogy Lead

ECDS Experts

Here to help with the Certificate in Digital Scholarship and Media Studies

Allen Tullos | ECDS Co-Director


Here to help with general questions about digital scholarship

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