Welcome back from break everyone and 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”? What about those who don’t teach in a classroom – I bet you still teach in other ways. How do we use digital environments to not just push content to our students, but to really connect and collaborate with them over a distance and across disparate times (whether that’s the effect of time zones or differing time commitments).
This week we also start to think about open education. What does it mean to teach and learn in public? What does that look like and are we teaching or learning when we interact in open online spaces? What about teaching more traditional courses – online or otherwise. How can “the digital” impact pedagogy and learning in ways that lead to transformational experiences and lifelong learning?
Throughout this week
- Watch this welcome video
- Continue the conversation – post thoughts, questions, and reflections to Slack, Twitter, and the blog. Remember, at least one blog post per week.
- Activity – Collective annotation of “But You Can’t Do that in a STEM Course” all week long but special attention on Wednesday and Thursday using Hypothesis.
Hypothesis is a web annotation tool that let’s you annotate any webpage. We are going to collectively annotate this new article from Karen Cangialosi in Hybrid Pedagogy. Karen will be our guest next week!You will need to sign up for a Hypothesis account. This tool is knew to a lot of us, so check out made this short video Autumm made to show how easy it is to make annotations. This video shows her making annotations on a different article (actually on the SNC DigPINS site) but it should still give you an idea of how Hypothesis works.Read the article, and then start annotating. Use the annotation tool to ask questions or share resources in-line. We’re hoping this will get really fun when we make it a conversation – you can reply to other people’s annotations, asking or answering questions or pointing out related ideas!
- Readings and projects – 3 articles and 3 examples/descriptions of open education all linked below. Use this as a launching place for topics in Slack or for your blog post.
- Synchronous Session with Guest Speaker – We will be meeting with Barron Koralesky on Friday the 13th at 2:30 Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain. Barron Koralesky is the chief information officer at Williams College in Massachusetts. Prior to that, Barron was the director of client services and academic technology at Macalester College. Cross-institutional learning and collaboration has been key to Barron’s approach to his profession and he’ll join us to talk about forming and nurturing these networks. We will be communicating in Slack to find a common time that works for most. This session was live-streamed, promoted on social media and recorded; you can watch it here.
My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice – Robin DeRosa
Digital Sanctuary: Protection and Refuge on the Web – Amy Collier
Digital Pedagogy Examples to Explore –
And beyond –
Autumm and I are on the lookout for open online experiences that might be of interest for exploring after DigPINS either because of the content, the format, or both. If you see anything coming up, let us know on your blog, Twitter feed (don’t forget to add #digpins), or in the backchannel.