Olin Bjork’s research investigates and evaluates interface designs and multimedia supplements for electronic editions of literary works and textbooks. While completing his dissertation, he worked as technical editor for electronic “audiotext” editions of John Milton’s Paradise Lost and Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. His scholarly work also explores the history of information technology, the writings of John Milton, and the present and potential intersections between the fields of digital humanities, technical communication, and rhetoric and composition, both in theory and in pedagogy.
"Digital Humanities and the First-Year Writing Course."
Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics. Ed. Brett Hirsch. USA and UK: Open Book Publishers, 2012. 97-119. Print and Web .
[with John Pedro Schwartz] "Writing in the Wild: A Paradigm for Mobile Composition." Going Wireless: A Critical Exploration of Wireless and Mobile Technologies for Composition Teachers and Researchers. Ed. Amy C. Kimme Hea. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2009. 223-237. Print.
[with John Rumrich, Shea Suski, et al.]
Paradise Lost Audiotexts. UT-Austin: Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services, 2005-2009. Web <http://www.laits.utexas.edu/miltonpl>.
[with Coleman Hutchison et al.]
Leaves of Grass Audiotext. UT-Austin: Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services, 2008. Web <http://www.laits.utexas.edu/leavesofgrass>.
Honorarium, Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies: The Digital and the Human(ities). UT-Austin, March 10-12, 2011.
[with John Rumrich and Shea Suski] Silver Award for Resource Development, Innovative Instructional Technology Awards Program, Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, UT-Austin, 2006.
Certificate in Elements of Computing, Department of Computer Sciences, UT-Austin, 2004.