in Fredericksburg, VA
August 7 - 11, 2017
Digital Pedagogy Lab 2017 Institute


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.

Digital Pedagogy Lab: a Timeline


Recent updates and announcement

Apply Now: Fellowship Applications Open for DPL 2017 Institute

“academia with this digital humanities push is rushing to catch up with centuries old practices of marginalized wmn / & really, academia made itself via the exclusion/delegitimizing of these kinda open grassroots scholarship practices. / now its ready to acknowledge them, but only via the approved bodies & positionalities.” ~ Twitter user @so_treu The academic endeavor needs more non-white, non-heterosexual,...
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Save the Date: Digital Pedagogy Lab 2017 Institute

“We have to be careful that in looking forward, innovation doesn’t neglect history and the real life conditions of those who are subjected to the innovations.” ~ Chris Gilliard, “Situating Innovation” The Digital Pedagogy Lab 2016 Institute brought together a group of more than 90 teachers, administrators, technologists, instructional designers, and students to explore how Critical Digital Pedagogy influences our...
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A Different Kind of Call: Not a #digped Discussion

Every month like clockwork (or very near to clockwork), the two of us have helped imagine, organize, announce, and facilitate #digped chats, gathering together over the last nearly five years an international community of educators. That community has grown from a small number of isolated teachers, learners, writers, instructional designers, and technologists into a network; people who once felt alone...
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