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This summer, Humanities Commons will honor one of the most time-honored traditions of the season: summer camp.

That’s right- we’re hosting our very own virtual summer camp for users old and new. The HC Summer Camp will be particularly helpful to anyone who has wanted to take advantage of our platform, but either hasn’t found the time or isn’t sure where to begin. HC Summer Camp will give you deadlines and guidance to help you achieve your ideal digital presence.  

“Campers” will be encouraged to complete a challenge every other week. For example, our first challenge will be focused on the Humanities Commons profile page. To complete Challenge #1, campers will either create a Humanities Commons profile or improve and update their pre-existing HC profile. Please see the bottom of this post to see our schedule and challenges.

During the two weeks leading up to each challenge’s deadline, you will be able to find instruction and guidance here on the HC team blog. We will also track and celebrate the work our campers are doing on Twitter as well as the blog. We hope that you will not only enjoy the prestige of being a star camper, but that you will find inspiration from the exemplary work of others.

Please check out our schedule and challenges located under the “Schedule” tab.

Successful campers will enter the Fall semester with an impressive profile, personal site, a larger readership, new networking connections and a supportive academic community.

Interested in becoming a camper this year? Join our HC group so you can receive updates, inspiration, and more once our camp opens for the summer.

Please let us (and the world) know that you’re going to attend the Humanities Commons Summer Camp this year by commenting on this blog post and on whatever social media platforms you use. Please make sure to use our hashtag #HCSummerCamper!

 

 

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Schedule

HC SUMMER CAMP 2018 SCHEDULE

All events are also listed on our group calendar.

Challenge #1: Profiles May 29-June 10 In order to complete our first challenge, you must either create a profile on Humanities Commons or update and add to your already established profile. Try to fill out as much as the form as possible. Check out the discussion forum on our HC group page or on this site’s blog for more information, encouragement, and pro-tips.
 Challenge #2: Building Your Network  June 11-24 To complete our second challenge, you must: Follow three or more users who share your academic interests. Join a group (along with this one). Start a new discussion topic or add to a discussion on a group. You can choose to complete this challenge through the Summer Camp group. Check out the discussion forum on our HC group page or on this site’s blog for more information, encouragement, and pro-tips.
 Challenge #3: CORE  June 25-July 8  For our third challenge, you will need to: Find and download 1-3 CORE uploads that fit your interests. Upload at least one item of your own to CORE and share it with this group. Check out the discussion forum on our HC group page or on this site’s blog for more information, encouragement, and pro-tips.
 Challenge #4: Sites  July 9-22  To complete our fourth challenge, you must create a Humanities Commons site. For this challenge, you only need to establish the site and design its appearance. Don’t worry about content for now, we will tackle that in Challenge #5. You will also need to select what type of site to build (i.e.: blog, personal site, anthology, class site, etc.). Check out the discussion forum on our HC group page or on this site’s blog for more information, encouragement, and pro-tips.
 Challenge #5: Sites 2.0  July 23-Aug. 5 To complete our fifth challenge, you will need to: Add content to the site you created during Challenge #4. Make it presentable. The content you add will depend upon what type of site you’ve created. Share your site with this group in our Challenge #5 discussion thread. We also encourage you to share it on your social media. Check out the discussion forum on our HC group page or on this site’s blog for more information, encouragement, and pro-tips.
 Challenge #6: Reflect and Plan  Aug. 6-19  This challenge is all about reflection and planning for the future. Don’t let all of the wonderful work you’ve done this summer fall to the wayside just because you’re leaving camp! To complete this challenge, create a post in the Challenge #5 discussion thread that includes: your personal reflections regarding your accomplishments this summer, your plan to continue building and maintaining your online presence, and any feedback you have for us! Check out the discussion forum on our HC group page or on this site’s blog for more information.