Digital Pedagogy Lab pursues a commitment to education through pedagogy and outreach. We advocate for 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. We also offer other kinds of educational outreach online, including regular #digped chats on Twitter, open online courses, and more.
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.
As Digital Pedagogy Lab enters its third year, we’re especially excited about the Institute offerings in 2017. This year’s dual events — in Fredericksburg, VA and Vancouver, BC — will feature some of the most dynamic speakers and faculty to date, including: Sara Goldrick-Rab, whose keynote address “Paying the Price: College Costs, Basic Needs and Insecurity, and the Real Crisis... Read More
In my keynote at last summer’s Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute, Making and Breaking Domain of One’s Own, I unpacked the history of the Domains project at the University of Mary Washington, while making a case for why higher education, more generally, needs to grapple with the Web more deeply. As I think about leading a track at DPLI this summer... Read More
Writing this post on March 21 is bittersweet for me. Last year, on March 21, I walked into Digital Pedagogy Lab Cairo with an armful of flowers. March 21 is Mother’s Day in Egypt, and I was so happy to be hosting Digital Pedagogy Lab in Cairo, and I wanted to give out flowers to all the women present. But... Read More