Day of Digital Pedagogy

May 3rd, 2016

Day of Digped logo squareACERT invites you to a day-long event celebrating the faculty and students’ innovative use of digital technology in the classroom. Digital Pedagogy is an emergent term for a big tent and is thus hard to define. It does, of course, involve the use of digital tools in the classroom, but it is more than that: it entails a critical, self-aware use of technology as a means to producing and sharing new knowledge and as an object of study in its own right, since today’s students have always lived in an atmosphere suffused with digital forms and practices. Those interested in a deeper examination of the term can see discussions on Twitter under the #digped hashtag, or the resources gathered at a recent conference devoted to the topic.

The Day of DigPed begins with a prize ceremony honoring innovations by Hunter faculty and students in digital pedagogy: the Digital Assignment Prize for faculty who create the best assignments that use digital pedagogy principles, and the Digital Writing Prize, for the students who submit the best examples of digital writing. Both prizes are accepting applications until April 8.

The prize ceremony will be followed by two events led by Jack Dougherty (Professor of Education, Trinity College). Jack is author of the award-winning More Than One Struggle: The Evolution of School Reform in Milwaukee (University of North Carolina Press, 2004) and has co-written and co-edited several influential open-access volumes on digital humanities scholarship and pedagogy, including Web Writing: Why & How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning.

All Hunter faculty and staff are welcome to participate in these events:

  • Digital Pedagogy Prizes Ceremony (HE 1203, 12-2 pm): a celebration of winners of two prizes honoring innovations in teaching and learning. We will award a faculty prize for the best assignment using digital pedagogy and a student prize for the best example of digital writing. Lunch will be served.
  • Faculty Workshop (HE 1203, 3-4 pm): a hands-0n workshop led by Jack Dougherty (Associate Professor of Education, Trinity College) on building your own book in a course, featuring open-source Pressbooks software, a WordPress derivative that generates multiple formats: web, epub, Kindle, and PDF for print books.
  • Keynote address (B126 HW, 5:30-7 pm): an address from Professor Dougherty on “Web Writing and Liberal Arts Pedagogy,” followed by a wine and cheese reception.

Click here to RSVP for any or all of these events.

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