Introduction to Critical Digital Pedagogy
This track will offer an introduction to Critical Digital Pedagogy—though we will likely generate more questions than pat answers. This track is not just designed for beginners. We’ll start from (or return to) fundamental questions: How does the first thing we do in a classroom, the first words of our syllabus, the landing page of our course sites, shape the learning environment we’ll work within? Where does the work of pedagogy, the work of teaching and learning, to quote bell hooks, “most deeply and intimately begin”? How can we create more (and more varied) points of entry in our courses, programs, learning environments?
Participants will discuss and experiment with various technological tools from the chalkboard to moveable chairs, networks, computers, mobile devices, social media platforms, and learning management systems. Individual sessions and activities will focus on teaching philosophies, discernment practices for using digital tools in courses, emergent learning, digital composition, and discussions of the impact of the digital on traditional and critical pedagogies. This track is ideal for new and experienced online and hybrid teachers alike, plus anyone interested in exploring new approaches to digital learning.
The readings below will help provide background and context for the work of Introduction to Critical Digital Pedagogy.
- Bali, Maha. Can You Promote Empathy Digitally?
- Bali, Maha, Asao B. Inoue, and Chris Friend. HybridPod, Ep. 2: Compassion
- Bali, Maha, Kate Bowles, and Paul Prinsloo. International Something: Why You Should Care
- Brown, John Seely, Allan Collins, and Paul DuGuid. Situated Cognition and the Culture of Learning
- Collier, Amy. What about Qualitative Research in the “New Data Science of Learning?”
- Collier, Amy. Reclaiming Impact: Not-yetness as a Lens for Resisting De-Complexification
- Cormier, Dave. Rhizomatic Education : Community as Curriculum
- Cottom, Tressie McMillan. The Coded Language of For-Profit Colleges
- DeRosa, Robin. Open Pedagogy: Quick Reflection for the #YearofOpen
- Elbow, Peter. Ranking, Evaluating, and Liking: Sorting out Three Forms of Judgment
- Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Chapter 2
- Friend, Chris and Sean Michael Morris. Listening for Student Voices
- Gilliard, Chris. Digital Redlining, Access, and Privacy
- hooks, bell. Teaching to Transgress: Chapter 1
- Kutnowski, Martín, Kris Shaffer and Jonathan Sircy, and Chris Friend. HybridPod, Episode 1: Listening to Students
- Morris, Sean Michael. Critical Digital Pedagogy and Design
- Pryal, Katie Guest Rose. A Lecturer’s Almanac
- Rheingold, Howard. Net Smart: Introduction
- Rosen, Jody R. and Maura A. Smale. Open Digital Pedagogy = Critical Pedagogy
- Seaman, Alison. Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge Sharing as Democracy
- Stewart, Bonnie. In public: The shifting consequences of Twitter scholarship
- Stewart, Bonnie and Chris Friend. HybridPod, Ep. 8 — Networks
- Stommel, Jesse. Critical Digital Pedagogy: A Definition
- Watters, Audrey. The Web We Need to Give Students
- Watters, Audrey. Attending to the Digital