Digital Pedagogy Lab is host of a five-day practical institute that explores the role and application of digital technology in teaching. The institute has three tracks, providing hands-on practice with and discussion of networked learning, digital identity, new media, and critical digital pedagogy.
The institute takes place on campus at UW-Madison August 10–14, 2015. Registration opens in March. Standard tuition is $950 with an early bird rate of $750 and a student/adjunct rate of $400. Scholarships are available. For more details as they’re announced, join the e-mail list below and follow @DigPedLab.
Participants choose between one of three tracks and work collaboratively in small workshop-style classes. There will also be large group activities, and moments of intersection between the tracks. Each day of the institute begins with discussion which will play into the day’s work. A small breakfast will be provided before sessions begin mid-morning, followed by lunch. Afternoons will be split into two sessions and followed with keynote presentations, a mini-unconference, and other activities. Each day will end before dinner. The learning community we create together will be welcoming to a wide range of skill levels and interests.
Praxis (Sean and Jesse): Pedagogy is praxis, the intersection between the philosophy and practice of teaching. It involves recursive, second-order, meta-level work that actively investigates teaching and learning. In this track, we will explore philosophies of teaching, our own and others. We will think specifically about the ways our pedagogies are reflected in the specific choices we make as teachers. We will discuss and experiment with various technological tools from the chalkboard to moveable chairs, computers, mobile devices, social media platforms, and learning management systems. Individual sessions and workshops will focus on teaching philosophies, in-room, hybrid and online teaching techniques, discernment practices for including digital tools in courses, FERPA, digital writing and creation, and discussions of the impact of the digital on traditional and critical pedagogies. More Details
THIS TRACK IS CURRENTLY FULL
Identity (Adeline): This track will focus specifically on issues of digital identity, including perceptions and presentations of race, gender, and ability online, institutional hierarchies, equity and disparity, and inclusion or exclusion in Digital Humanities, Ed Tech, and other computing and technological fields. We will center the discussion upon the lived (and often distinctly physical) experiences we have in classrooms and a consideration of how we build a pedagogy from those experiences. Individual sessions and workshops will focus on accessibility, collaboration, using technology to build inclusive communities, feminist pedagogy, and approaches to technological tools (like Wikipedia or social media) that encourage increased representation of marginalized groups. More Details
THIS TRACK IS CURRENTLY 90% FULL
Networks (Bonnie): This track will focus on the nature of digital networks and network-building, from blogs and social media to open courses and collaboration. It will include discussions of MOOCs, rhizomatic learning, how influence and reputation circulate in professional learning networks, the the social contracts of closed and networked spaces, and the intersections between networks and face-to-face learning environments. Participants will consider how networks are both responding to and creating the Internet as a learning environment. Individual sessions and workshops will introduce tools and hybrid approaches that can help build learning communities that extend beyond the bounds of the classroom. Participants will also explore the challenges, risks, and benefits of having students collaborating openly on the web. More Details
THIS TRACK IS CURRENTLY FULL