Welcome back from break everyone and welcome to Week 3!!!

We have been exploring how to define ourselves and how to express that definition digitally to connect and network with others. So, what does that look like when we teach? What does it mean to teach in the first place and what does it mean to teach with digital pedagogy? What about those of you who don’t teach in a classroom – I bet you still teach in other ways. What about open education which is enabled by digital pedagogy?  Who gets access to education and what is our responsibility as educators to those who get left out?

I’m also thinking about the quality of digital pedagogy. There are soooo many bad digital learning experiences that are confined to never-ending cycles of “watch this video” and then “take this multiple choice quiz”. How do we use the digital to not just push content to our students but to really connect and collaborate with them over a distance and across disparate times in ways that lead to transformational experiences and lifelong learning?

Throughout this week

  1. Watch this welcome video
  2. Readings and exploring other projects – 3 articles and 3 examples/descriptions of open education all linked below. Use this as a launching place for topics in Slack or for your blog post.
  3. Continue the conversation – throughout the week post thoughts, questions, and reflections to Slack, Twitter, and the blog. Remember, at least one blog post per week.
  4. Activity – Collective annotation of “But You Can’t Do that in a STEM Course”  using Hypothesis. All week long but special attention on Wednesday and Thursday
    Hypothesis is a web annotation tool that let’s you annotate any webpage. We are going to collectively annotate this new article from Karen Cangialosi in Hybrid Pedagogy. Karen will be our guest next week!!!
    You will need to sign up for a hypothesis account.  During the January run of DigPINS I made this short video to show how easy it is to make annotations in case you have never done it before. This video shows me making annotations on a different article (actually on the SNC DigPINS site) but it should still give you an idea of how hypothesis works. Read the article and then get in-depth. Use the annotation tool to ask questions or share resources in-line. It is more than just annotating though – you can reply to others annotations. Let’s make it a conversation.
  5. Synchronous Session with Guest Speaker – We will be meeting with Barron Koralesky on Friday the 13th at 1:30 CDT/2:30 EDT. Scheduling with a guest can be difficult and I realize not everyone will be able to make it. You may be wondering how you will participate if you cannot make this time work. I recommend that you watch the recording afterward and live tweet it, write a blog post about it, or post questions in Slack about it, but feel free to get creative.Barron Koralesky is the chief information officer at Williams College in Massachusetts. Prior to that, Barron was the director of client services and academic technology at Macalester College. Cross-institutional learning and collaboration has been key to Barron’s approach to his profession and he’ll join us to talk about forming and nurturing these networks. We will be communicating in Slack to find a common time that works for most. This session will be live-streamed, promoted on social media and recorded.


My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice – Robin DeRosa

Digital Sanctuary: Protection and Refuge on the Web – Amy Collier

10 Things the Best Digital Teachers Do – Sean Michael Morris & Jessie Stommel Hybrid Pedagogy

Digital Pedagogy Examples to Explore –

Open Faculty Patch Book

Video – Catherine Cronin talks about a project

Video – Robin De Rosa talks about a project