What’s a Digital IS?

Have you ever thought of what research could look like in a digital space? Do you like to try new things or digital tools? This co-sponsored workshop hosted by Educational Technology and The College of Wooster Libraries will help give you a leg up on competition by thinking critically about the aspects of  a digital independent study. The workshop is recommended for first years, sophomores, and juniors who are just beginning to think about their Senior Independent Study projects. To register, visit: Events.


Education Technology can help with…

Educational Technology Staff can help provide guidance in the use/exploration of educational technology tools and applications (ie. mapping, WordPress, web tools, and data visualization, and more) into your research, projects, and more.

Educational Technology Staff:

Location and Hours: 4th Floor, Morgan Hall available from 8 AM – 5 PM, M-F

Jon Breitenbucher, Director: jbreitenbucher@wooster.edu 

Emily Armour, Educational Technologist: earmour@wooster.edu

Megan Smeznik, Educational Technology Associate: msmeznik@wooster.edu

The Libraries can help with…

The Libraries can help you plan your project, find datasets, organize, and preserve your project. We can provide guidance on entry level digital media production, textual analysis, and curatorial projects (e.g. Omeka and Scalar). Also, the library is the place if you need physical materials digitized for your project.

Library Staff:

Location and Hours: Andrews Library, available from 8 AM- 5 PM, M-F

Jacob Heil, Director of CoRE and Digital Scholarship Librarian: jheil@wooster.edu 

Catie Newton, Digital Curation Librarian: canewton@wooster.edu 

Resource File

Digital Project Plan template

Educational Technology Tools and Applications

Place, Space, and Time

ArcGIS, Story Maps

Knight lab’s StoryMaps JS, Timeline JS

WordPress and Web Based

Film and Digital Storytelling

Documentary and Digital Storytelling

Data Visualization

Tableau and R Studio

VR and AR

Applications and Software

Library Technologies and Applications

Textual Analysis

  • Example project:

Omeka and Scalar


  • Technology Services, 4th Floor Morgan
  • Digital Studio, Andrews Library

Training/ Software Downloads

Resources for Training and Tutorials