We believe what makes #DigPINS great is what happens in the conversations and interactions between participants, facilitators, and guests. It is hard to articulate this experience or provide it as a “template”. You can check out our blog and pages on course structure for a little more on how we create the experience.
However, each week or topic of DigPINS has guiding questions, activities, and readings – you can think of this as the “content” of the experience. This page has an example of content from a recent deployment of #DigPINS at the St. Norbert College in Summer of 2019. This example is shared to give you an idea of what a weekly topic looks like. If you would like to run #DigPINS on your campus feel free to take this example as a starting place. If you would like collaborate with others who have run #DigPINS in the past feel free to contact us.
This is simply a list of suggested people that you may want to consider following if you are interested in the field of instructional design, educational technology, or digital pedagogy.
Damien Michaud at @Damien_Me_show on Twitter
The following list are people that have associations with SNC, #DigPINS, or are just close members of the facilitator’s PLNs. They tweet and blog regularly on topics of interest to those using technology to teach in higher education environments around the globe but mostly in the US and Canada. They are listed in no particular order but I did put those we will be reading or interacting with this round of #DigPINS closer to the top.
Maha Bali – @bali_maha – Co-founder and Co-director of Virtually Connecting, a project mentioned a few times in our conversations that all the facilitators have connections with. Maha is a past #DigPINS guest and author of one of our readings this week. She blogs at blog.mahabali.me and lives and teaches in Cairo, Egypt.
Rajiv Jhangiani – @thatpsychprof – #DigPINS guest this year. Associate Vice Provost, Open Education at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia, author of Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science, and the co-founder of the Open Pedagogy Notebook. Blog and Portfolio at thatpsychprof.com.
Dave Cormier – @davecormier – #DigPINS guest this year. Writes about open education, Rhizomatic Learning, MOOCs (Massive/Open Online Courses), and the impact of technology on the future of high education. Blog at davecormier.com/edblog/
Sundi Richard – @sundilu – Developed the #DigPINS curriculum and ran the first cohorts at St. Norbert College. Public website at sundirichard.com. Tweets and blogs about instructional design and critical digital pedagogy.
Mia Zamora – @MiaZamoraPhD – Past #DigPINS guest. Mia teaches courses using Connected Learning Pedagogy and also researches and publishes on this topic. She maintains a portfolio site at miazamoraphd.com
Laura Pasquini – @laurapasquini – A past #DigPINS guest in previous iterations and author of an article we read in week 1, researching institutional perspectives on scholarly social media and blogs at techknowtools.com
Bryan Alexander – @bryanalexander – Has spoken a couple of times at Kenyon. Very valuable thinker and writer on issues in the future of higher education, including technology issues. Blogs at bryanalexander.org. (Check out the way he interacts with comments!)
Virtually Connecting – A network of people who work together to have video calls from conferences to bring in lesser heard voices of those who are not able to make it to conferences. Website at http://virtuallyconnecting.org/ and on Twitter at @VConnecting
Pedagome – a network of instructional designers that holds various online events. They most recently ran through #DigPINS among themselves. Has a twitter account at @pedagome but most active in their Slack team – you can request to join from their website at http://pedago.me/
Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast – Sign up to subscribe from your favorite podcast app but check out the website https://teachinginhighered.com/ for an archive of the past shows and follow on twitter at @tihighered
Gettin’ Air: The Open Pedagogy Podcast – Sign up to subscribe from your favorite podcast app but check out the website https://voiced.ca/gettin-air/ for the archives and more info.
People use hashtags – a pound sign followed by a term or abbreviation – to show that a Twitter conversation is about a particular topic. We’re using the hashtag #DigPINS to collect our relevant tweets. By looking at a hashtag, you can find people talking about the same topic or event whom you might not follow yet. Just pop the hashtag into the search box in Twitter to see the conversation. You also might try hashtags like #DigCiz or #AcDigID for conversations adjacent to ours. (Notes: Twitter presents the ‘Top’ search results first; you need to click ‘Latest’ to see chronological order. Also, cases do not matter for hashtags, but mixed case can make them easier to read.)