Suppose one were to ask undergraduates to engage in the most basic of digital computational projects–say measuring the percentage of words used in dialogue in a given novel compared to percentage of words dedicated to narration. How would one calculate that and what tools are needed?
What other elementary computational exercises might one use in an undergraduate classroom?
Finally, how many of you ask undergraduates to explore digital computation of any kind? Which digital tools are necessary for such projects? And how useful is this kind of exercise in the classroom?