in Fredericksburg, VA
August 8 - 12, 2016
Digital Pedagogy Lab 2016 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

Finding Our Tribes

“I’m not trying to convert people. I’m more looking for my tribe so we can do the work that needs to be done.” @tressiemcphd #digped — Robin DeRosa (@actualham) August 8, 2016 During her keynote address on Day 1 of the 2016 Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute, Tressie McMillan Cottom discussed the goals and challenges of a new online Masters of Sociology program...
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The Place of Education

“We should question this myth of the speed of technological change and adoption … if it’s going to work us into a frenzy of bad decision-making. Into injustice. Inequality.” ~ Audrey Watters, “Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change” When Donald Trump presumes to say “I alone can fix it,” he is asking for the end of agency, the end...
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Demystifying Ed-tech Algorithms

We have just put up a full schedule for the Digital Pedagogy Lab 2016 Institute and are excited to announce special workshops with Jeremy Dean, Zach Whalen, Jess Reingold, Jeffrey McClurken, Autumm Caines, Maha Bali, Chris Friend, and Kris Shaffer. In this post, Kris talks about the two workshops he’ll be leading in Fredericksburg. There are still a few spots...
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