Registration Now Open for DPL 2018

Digital Pedagogy Lab 2018, held at the University of Mary Washington, is now open for registration! This event—held July 30-August 3—marks the third year in Fredericksburg, VA, and there are more courses, workshops, and options for attendance than any previous year. We’ve gathered a team of twelve faculty and special guests, and we have invited eight new fellowship recipients; we’ve upped the ante on the event’s catering, and have surprises in store for this year’s swag. We’ve also arranged discounted accommodations for everyone’s travel budget.

We’ve updated our web site in anticipation of this year’s event. With thirteen courses to choose from (split between 1-day and 4-day offerings), we’ve redesigned the registration experience to make it easier. You can browse our full Program of courses, and select between attending the full week, a 4-day course, or a 1-day course.

2018 Keynotes

This year, we’ll welcome Jade Davis and Anya Kamenetz as keynote speakers.

Jade Davis

Dr. Jade E. Davis spends a lot of time thinking about how tech becomes invisible in everyday life and how it affects intrahuman interaction. She is fascinated by the accident built into, erasure caused by, and imaginary world of emerging technologies and how they recreate cultural biases. Her research focuses on questions of multi-generational trauma and crisis and the stories we’ve inherited through technology in the digital age. In her day to day life she works on bringing technology into formal learning spaces as ethically and equitably as possible. Her talks, featured most notably at Theorizing the Web, combine the traditional talk format with play and performance. Her work on digital media in higher education has been featured on the Digital Media and Learning Central blog.

Anya Kamenetz

Anya is the lead digital education correspondent for NPR. Her team’s blog is at Previously she covered technology, innovation, sustainability and social entrepreneurship for five years as a staff writer for Fast Company magazine. She’s contributed to The Village Voice, The New York TimesThe Washington PostNew York Magazine, Slate, and O, the Oprah Magazine.

Her forthcoming book, The Art of Screen Time (PublicAffairs, 2018) is the first, essential, don’t-panic guide to kids, parents, and screens. Her other books include: Generation Debt (Riverhead, 2006), DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education (Chelsea Green, 2010), and The Test (PublicAffairs, 2015).

Please join us on July 30 – August 3 for Digital Pedagogy Lab 2018! We look forward to seeing you in Fredericksburg, VA this summer.

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