Inclusive Design

Design, as a collaborative process through which teachers thoughtfully re-imagine their classrooms, can spark creativity and inspiration in teaching. But design can (and should) also be about the activism needed when we confront entrenched inequities in education and in our society. How might we skillfully blend the principles we theorize with our everyday practices with and among learners?

This track will explore how design intersects with the praxis of critical digital pedagogy. Specifically, participants will look at issues of inclusion, privacy and security, and the fostering of agency, critical creative thinking, and community in digital and online learning. We’ll explore the ways in which inclusive design can help us create learning spaces which are radically inclusive, and which embody the most resonant tenets of a critically engaged pedagogy. This track is ideal for anyone who sees themselves as a designer of learning experiences (faculty, instructional designers, technologists) and people looking to connect their design work to action and change in the current educational, social, and political context.


Kevin Gannon
Kevin Gannon is Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Professor of History at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa.
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