#DigPINS – Digital Pedagogy, Identity, Networks, & Scholarship

St. Norbert College

Week 0 – Overview and Schedule

January 2019

Facilitators: Autumm Caines, St. Norbert College; Joe Murphy, Kenyon College; Sundi Richard, Davidson College

Week 0?

Welcome to #DigPINS!

#DigPINS is a cohort based faculty and staff online learning community designed to introduce and expand how connected digital environments impact pedagogy, identity, networks and scholarship. 

What is Week 0? Week 0 is just a fun name to give the time before the course actually starts where we will give some orientation information. There are no activities during Week 0 though we may see if people are interested in an informal video call and we encourage anyone with questions to reach out to facilitators during this time. Week 0 may be of more importance to those who are new to #DigPINS and working in connected learning and online environments. 

If you are a member of St. Norbert College and have not yet registered for #DigPINS take a moment to do that if you are planning to participate.

Building an Online Community

Through the tradition of Communio, St. Norbert College has a deep investment in community. In the weeks that follow we will explore the possibilities of using digital tools to extend, expand, and further connect our community to each other and beyond.

Working in partnership

Note that this site (snc.digpins.org) is the public hub for those participating in the St. Norbert College (SNC) cohort. Both Kenyon and Davidson will have public hubs of their own (link to sites). Members of the SNC cohort will have author accounts for the blog on this site. The SNC facilitator, Autumm Caines, will also be posting information around each of the topic areas.

In addition to visiting the blog for the SNC cohort visit and subscribe to the blogs of Davidson and Kenyon!

Week 0 focus areas



Digital Tools


#DigPINS is strongly inspired by University of Mary Washington’s Domain of One’s Own Project, their faculty training initiative, and the Community of Inquiry model. #DigPINS is an openly licensed template that can be found at http://digpins.org/