"So at a moment when everybody was more in tune with Shakespeare, we saw it as a chance to rethink how we were teaching and why we were teaching" - Rachael Deagman Simonetta

Brief Description:

Fireside Stories is a documentation of the work which members of the Collective to Advance Multimodal Participatory Publishing (CAMPP) produced at the end of a three year cycle in the ASSETT Innovation Incubator at the University of Colorado, Boulder. CAMPP’s mission promoted faculty and student curation, cultivation, co-creation, and publication of knowledge. Under this umbrella, members developed and published various projects that meet academic standards and are open and accessible to the community at large. These audio recordings contain first hand accounts from CAMPP and its project partners about their experiences throughout this period of development.

In this episode, we will hear from Rachael Deagman Simonetta and Melanie Lo on Their work on the Shakespeare CoLab, an open online database of fully annotated Shakespearian texts. Dr. Melanie Lo is a cofounder and former Pedagogy Director of the Shakespeare CoLab. She received her PhD from the Department of English at CU Boulder, where she subsequently served as an instructor teaching literature, writing, and gender studies. Dr. Lo currently works as a curriculum developer and higher-ed learning design specialist for Wix.com. Rachael Deagman Simonetta is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Division of Continuing Education at CU Boulder. She oversees the Shakespeare CoLab: a digital learning environment for Shakespeare Studies.