Welcome to #DigPINS!
#DigPINS is a cohort based faculty and staff online learning community designed to introduce and expand how connected digital environments impact pedagogy, identity, networks and scholarship.
What is Week 0? How do you get started before you get started? Week 0 is just a fun name for the orientation time before the learning community activities actually start.
What do I have to do during Week 0?
We do have one thing that we would like you to do during week 0 and that is fill out our Doodle so that we can plan two synchronous meetings during week 1 and week 4.
There are no other activities during Week 0 though we encourage cohort participants to read through the Week 0 pages linked below and make sure you have login access to the following platforms.
- Take our Doodle Poll for our Week One activity – it is super short.
- Slack – get an invite from your facilitator, and introduce yourself in the #common-room or #kenyoncollege channel.
- Twitter – Tag your tweets with #DigPINS.
- Blog – each school has their own blog; you’ll get a username and password from your facilitator.
Setting Learning Goals
Having a clear goal is part of being successful in this kind of learning community. As Yogi Berra said, “you can observe a lot just by watching,” but you’ll learn more if you set some targets for tools you’d like to try out, topics you’d like to explore, or activities you’d like to do. So we encourage you, in these early weeks, to spend some time thinking about your goals for the next month of #DigPINS. Maybe share those goals in Slack so we can support each other better!
Week 0 focus areas
These following Week 0 pages focus in on helpful information about #DigPINS
Participation – #DigPINS is an online connected learning experience. If you have never been part of a participatory networked learning community before you will find this info helpful.
Time and Structure – What is a connected learning experience?
Digital Tools – #DigPINS uses a variety of digital tools and this page has details about many of them.