Welcome to Week 3!
We have been exploring how we define ourselves, and how to express that definition digitally to connect and network with others. So what does that look like when we teach? What does it mean to teach, and what does it mean to teach with “digital pedagogy”?
Some of the guiding questions are:
- How do different digital spaces shape your teaching and students’ learning?
- What does “the digital” give to teaching and learning and what does it take away?
- How do we create learning communities in online spaces?
Throughout this week:
- Continue to Converse through Blog Posts, Twitter, and Slack – it’s never too late to start blogging!
- Listen to our welcome for this week. Rather than a video we are mixing it up and doing an audio welcome. How is this different for you?
- Read and Listen – We have three pieces of “content” for this week; two readings and one podcast episode:
Small Teaching Online (interview) – Flower Darby
Decoding Digital Pedagogy Pt2: (Un Mapping the Terrain) – Jesse Stommel
How to Create Engaging Online Courses – Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast with Laura Gibbs.
(While experiencing a higher ed-related podcast and thinking about the gift of voice is part of the reason we picked this resource, I’ll point out that there is a transcript available if you would rather read the interview. Bonnie Stachowiak & company, and their sponsors, have done a great job in committing to accessibility in this way and I want to call it out.)
- Social Annotation Wednesday July 10th – all day – This is one of my favorite DigPINS activities! We’re going to be collaboratively reading and making notes on an article using the tool Hypothes.is. Having a notepad available in my web browser has really changed the way I read the web and I hope you’ll give it a shot when we collectively annotating an article by Dave Cormier…
and if you are not familiar with Dave Cormier then you are in for a double treat. Dave is a thought leader in education and digital pedagogy who has been invited to present around the globe as well as to consult with administrators and educators about the impact of technology on the future of higher education.
- We are annotating Dave Cormier’s article “Who is going to help build the pro-social web?“. This link will launch a Hypothes.is version of the post – look for the little tool bar on right hand side of the screen. You will need to sign up for a Hypothes.is account to be able to add annotations. You can drop in for annotations any time throughout the week but we are especially encouraging annotations on Wednesday, July 10th to try to focus some of our energy into conversation, asking and answering questions and posting additional resources. This does not mean you have to be on all day – just pop in throughout the day for a few minutes to check out new annotations and add a few of your own.
- If you are new to Hypothesis Autumm created a little help video with some of the mechanics of how to use the tool and some personal thoughts about how it is beneficial pedagogically (which are not meant to be comprehensive but introductory).
- Video Conversation Thursday, July 11th at 3pm – Besides annotating Dave’s article we are excited that he will be joining us for a synchronous conversation. Once again please RSVP using this form.
Looking for More?
Larger Projects to Consider
- The Digital Polarization Project – Working with students to build a fact-checking wiki
- Marginal Syllabus – Online academic reading group that collaborates once a month to do social annotation on journal articles that have a focus on equity issues in education
Examples/Reflections on Open Education Practices
- http://robinderosa.net/uncategorized/my-open-textbook-pedagogy-and-practice/ – Robin DeRosa
- https://ashleighwade.com/researchprojects/ – Ashleigh Wade
- Brief Reflection on Twitter for Physio Psych – Kameko Halfmann
More Content to Explore
- CIP has curated a list of journals in the scholarship of teaching and learning broadly, and based in different disciplines taught at Kenyon. You can browse them, or search for topics in databased from the field of education like Education Research Complete, Education Full Text, or ERIC.
- CIP also curates a list of web bookmarks on Diigo. We’re always looking for good articles!
- Sites like the Open Faculty Patchbook, the Open Pedagogy Notebook, and the GLCA/GLAA Consortium for Teaching and Learning all publish pieces where faculty share their techniques and reflections. (And they would all be eager to welcome a contribution from you!)
Photo Credit: “dirk’s LEGO globe” by flickr user dirkb86, CC-BY at https://flic.kr/p/dSft3P