Digital essays pair traditional writing skills with multimedia-rich platforms that allow students to embed images, video, GIS maps, timelines, and other forms of content into their academic writing projects. In general, digital essays ask students to...

  • Explore how the digital realm offers new possibilities for scholars
  • Use multimedia to bolster or clarify an argument
  • Curate an essay so that text and other media complement one another

Recommended tools

  • Atavist—Atavist is a publishing platform that supports collaborative authoring and thesis-development and allows users to embed media and third-party applications
  • WordPress—WordPress is a content management system that is frequently used as a blog or website platform

Teaching materials