Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.
In 2014, Professor Nell Ruby wanted a way for Art students to document their work and present it to potential opportunities outside of the classroom. She brought together approx 14 individuals representing different slices of Agnes Scott life to run an experiment: How useful and efficient is a WordPress site?
A semester later, Nell Ruby collected seven students to create The Center for Digital and Visual Literacy. Seeing the value in WordPress sites and digital storytelling, The “D-Center” provided peer tutoring on website design, internet literacy, Adobe Products and more.
Now that the vision was taking shape, The D-Center began creating workshops targeting Faculty. This allowed for digital and visual literacy as well as digital portfolios to become an integral part of Agnes Scott curriculum.
This year saw the inception of Summit and the official revamp of The CDVL. Now with three dedicated computer labs on the terrace level of McCain Library, the CDVL had more of a reach on campus than ever before.
To celebrate the accomplishments displayed on the Senior Class’ digital portfolios, the Digital Portfolio Showcase was born. All seniors’ websites were surveyed to award a top 10 and subsequent top 3 portfolios.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Agnes Scott College started remote education in March of 2020. The CDVL began pulling more resources and creating more workshops on asynchronous education during ‘Zoom University’, as students called it.
Agnes Scott Digital Proficiencies were developed by a team of pedagogical minds to provide a new framework for digital curriculum. This allowed for students to not only learn how to develop website but various analytic, collaborative, and creative digital skills.