Digital Pedagogy for Non-traditional Students

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The goal of this presentation is to spark conversation, debate, and collaboration around digital, hybrid, and critical pedagogies. Discussions of online learning are crucial to non-traditional students, adult students, and lifelong learners.

Rather than simply transplanting the Lego castle of education from one platform to another, from on-ground to online, we need to start dismantling it piece by piece, all the while examining the pieces and how they fit together. Only then can we reassemble the pieces thoughtfully inside the digital environment.

The text of the presentation can be found at bit.ly/UWdigped

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Digital Pedagogy for Non-traditional Students

  1. 1. Digital Pedagogy for non-traditional students Photo by flickr user jenny downing
  2. 2. Jesse Stommel @Jessifer You can also follow Mary the Dog @MLAdog
  3. 3. Follow Along bit.ly/UWdigped Photo by flickr user harold.lloyd
  4. 4. “Digital pedagogy is the use of electronic elements to enhance or to change the experience of education.” ~ Brian Croxall and Adeline Koh “collaboration, playfulness/tinkering, focus on process, and building (very broadly defined).” ~ Katherine D. Harris Photo by flickr user Darwin Bell
  5. 5. Digital pedagogy is not a path through the woods. It’s a compass (one that often takes several people working in concert to use). Photo by flickr user seier+seier
  6. 6. Praxis Pedagogy is the place where philosophy and practice meet. Photo by flickr user henry grey
  7. 7. “Unless the mass of workers are to be blind cogs and pinions in the apparatus they employ, they must have some understanding of the physical and social facts behind and ahead of the material and appliances with which they are dealing.” John Dewey, Schools of To-Morrow Photo by flickr user Thomas Hawk
  8. 8. We need to handle our technologies roughly -- to think critically about our tools, how we use them, and who has access to them.
  9. 9. Confusing technological tools with digital pedagogy is like sitting down to write an essay with pencil and paper and becoming distracted by ruminations about the nature of No. 2 pencils and looseleaf paper. Photo by flickr user mugfaker
  10. 10. “Everything we do is multitasking.” ~ Cathy N. Davidson Photo by flickr user JD Hancock
  11. 11. the glue that holds education together Photo by flickr user Lotus Carroll
  12. 12. Rather than simply transplanting the Lego castle of education from one platform to another, from on-ground to online, we need to start dismantling it piece by piece, all the while examining the pieces and how they fit together. Photo by flickr user kennymatic
  13. 13. all learning is necessarily hybrid
  14. 14. Hybrid pedagogy does not just describe an easy mixing of on-ground and online learning, but is about bringing the sorts of learning that happen in a physical place and the sorts of learning that happen in a virtual place into a more engaged and dynamic conversation. Photo by flickr user orangeacid
  15. 15. When we teach online, we have to build both the course and the classroom. Photo by flickr user anieto2k
  16. 16. “In the world of digitally networked publics, online participation -- if you know how to do it -- can translate into real power. Participation, however, is a kind of power that only works if you share it with others” ~ Howard Rheingold, Net Smart Photo by flickr user Ghetu Daniel
  17. 17. Thank You! Photo by flickr user basheertome
  18. 18. Additional Resources A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age Cathy Davidson, Now You See It Kenneth Goldsmith, Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel, “The Discussion Forum is Dead; Long Live the Discussion Forum” Pete Rorabaugh, “Occupy the Digital: Critical Pedagogy and New Media” Jesse Stommel, “How to Build an Ethical Online Course” Jesse Stommel, “Online Learning: a Manifesto” Jesse Stommel, “The Twitter Essay” A Vision of Students Today Photo by flickr user jared

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