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.

Digital Pedagogy Lab: a Timeline


Recent updates and announcement

Digital Pedagogy Lab and ThinqStudio Collaborate in 2017-18

Co-authored by Brad Hinson (ThinqStudio PI), Remi Kalir (Co-PI), Pamela Laird (Co-PI), and Michael Zinser (Co-PI). “Critical Digital Pedagogy demands that open and networked educational environments must not be merely repositories of content. They must be platforms for engaging students and teachers as full agents of their own learning.” ~ Jesse Stommel, “Critical Digital Pedagogy: a Definition” Critical digital pedagogy...
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DPL Vancouver Starts Friday!

It is with great excitement and gratitude that Digital Pedagogy Lab heads north to Vancouver, BC this week. Though we had originally planned only a single event this year—a 5-day institute in Fredericksburg, VA with expected registrations of 130 people—the executive order banning travel, and which targeted Islamic countries, made it imperative that we change course. In order to ensure...
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Open Pedagogy and Social Justice

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights asserts that “higher education shall be equally accessible to all.” Yet, even in North America in 2017, “the likelihood of earning a college degree is tied to family income” (Goldrick-Rab). For those of us who work in Higher Ed, it’s likely that we have been casually aware of the link between family...
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