Libraries and DH practitioners are increasingly called upon to lead workshops on DH tools for students, faculty, and other professionals. We may be invited to teach use of library databases or catalogues; use of platforms like Scalar and Neatline Omeka; or use of tools for analysis like topic modeling or sound analysis. Challenges for this kind of teaching include: engaging students/audience with the screen; teaching across multiple computers; teaching across degrees of computer literacy; and teaching across different audiences.
How do we teach digital tools in an engaging environment that encourages active learning? How do we teach digital skills while also encouraging critical reflection? How do we produce coherent lessons that open new doorways for future learning?