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.
This year, Digital Pedagogy Lab will hold two Institutes: our regularly scheduled event at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA, and a second event at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, BC. As part of Digital Pedagogy Lab’s response to the Executive Order which established an immigration ban, we felt it was important to create an Institute where political... Read More
On January 27, 2017, Donald Trump issued an executive order to ban immigration from certain Islamic countries. Along with that ban, the order included instructions to border guards to halt Muslim people from entering the country, regardless of whether they were legal citizens holding visas or green cards. As a horrifying added measure, the White House began discussing the possibility... Read More
As the Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute enters its third year, we cannot help but wonder what our country — and the state of learning, teaching, and technology — will look like when next we all come together August 7-11, 2017. How should a community of digital pedagogues, hybrid learners and teachers, instructional designers, and administrators respond to threats of the... Read More