Digital Pedagogy Lab offers a series of institutes that explore the role and application of digital technology in teaching
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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.

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Recent updates and announcement

Data Literacies at Digital Pedagogy Lab

We are pleased to announce the addition of a fifth track at the Digital Pedagogy Lab 2017 Institute in Fredericksburg, VA. Discounted registration for Data Literacies is now open. “The future of digital culture — yours, mine, and ours — depends on how well we learn to use the media that have infiltrated, amplified, distracted, enriched, and complicated our lives. …...
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Critical Instructional Design

Critical Instructional Design is a “theoretical approach to the design of teaching and learning that grows out of the tenets of Critical Pedagogy as forwarded by educators like Paulo Freire and bell hooks” (Morris). Through this lens, we understand education to be a liberatory, discursive act of resistance. What does a liberatory digital learning experience look like? What does it...
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Register Today: Early Bird Deadline Is May 1, 2017

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...
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