Digital Pedagogy Lab pursues a commitment to education through pedagogy, advocacy, and outreach. We hold as key to our success the elevation of the student and the contingent teacher, the proliferation of voices across education, and the ongoing investigation and creative implementation of critical and digital pedagogies.
This project is not ideologically neutral. Our work is inspired by critical pedagogues like Paulo Freire and bell hooks. Education happens everywhere, all the time, and so people must be empowered to learn and teach throughout their lives.
Digital Pedagogy Lab offers a series of professional development opportunities including an annual 5-day institute, which offers hands-on work in critical digital pedagogy, and online courses that are small, practical, and emergent. We’re currently developing a certificate program in Critical Digital Pedagogy in collaboration with partner institutions.
Starting in 2016, Digital Pedagogy Lab will be going “on the road” when invited by institutions, groups, or organizations interested in bringing the Institute environment to their educators, learners, technologists, and administrators.
“…of all the machines that humanity has created, few seem more precisely calibrated to the destruction of hope than the academic job market.” ~ Patrick Iber There is an argument for staying in higher education. Even while increasing numbers of teachers and researchers are fleeing the academic world because of its problematic economies of reputation, its entrenched misogyny and racism,... Read More
Registration is now open for the Digital Pedagogy Lab 2016 Institute in Fredericksburg, VA. 100 of us will gather together, from August 8 – 12, in four small cohorts for a week of thinking, discussing, and practical application of Critical Digital Pedagogy. WHAT: 5-day institute exploring educational technology and digital pedagogy WHERE: on University of Mary Washington Campus in charming... Read More
In our very first #digped discussion in early 2012, we ran a massive collective book group centered around Howard Rheingold’s Net Smart. In that book, Rheingold outlines several key digital literacies: critical awareness (or “crap detection”), participation, collaboration, and network awareness. He writes, “digital literacies can leverage the Web’s architecture of participation, just as the spread of reading skills amplified... Read More