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. 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.
We strongly suggest that week 3 of a #DigPINS iteration focus on Pedagogy. After thinking about one’s own identity and networked interactions, participants are encouraged to think about possibilities in the context of their teaching. If we think of learning extending outside classrooms, what is already happening or what can happen in digital spaces?
All activities during the four weeks are models of what instructors may want to do with students.
Some of the guiding questions are:
- How can you use digital spaces in your courses?
- What have others done?
- What do online spaces afford students?
- Please take some time to read the posts from last week and comment.
- Read and Listen – We have three pieces of “content” for this week; two readings and one podcast episode, see below
- Social Annotation Wednesday July 10th – all day – If you have never used the online annotation tool Hypothes.is before then you are in for a treat this week as we will be collectively annotating an article by Dave Cormier. You can drop in for annotations any time throughout the week but we are especially encouraging annotations on Wednesday – pop in throughout the day for a few minutes to check out new annotations and add a few of your own.
- We are annotating Dave’s article “Who is going to help build the pro-social web?“
Sync Video Conversation Thursday, July 11th at 3pm – Besides annotating Dave’s article we are excited that he will be joining us for a sync conversation. Once again please RSVP using this form.
Read and Listen:
Small Teaching Online (interview) – Flower Darby
Decoding Digital Pedagogy Pt2: (Un Mapping the Terrain) – Jesse Stommel
How to Create Engaging Online Courses – Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast with Laura Gibbs
Optional Projects to Possibly Join
The Digital Polarization Project – Working with students to build a fact-checking wiki
Marginal Syllabus – Online academic reading group that collaborates once a month to do social annotation on journal articles that have a focus on equity issues in education
Examples/Reflections on Open Education Practices
Brief Reflection on Twitter for Physio Psych – Kameko Halfmann