December 17, 2014 § Leave a comment
I’m elated today to announce, along with my fellow editors, Matt Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and in conjunction with the Modern Language Association Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, an open-access, curated collection of downloadable, reusable, and remixable pedagogical resources for humanities scholars interested in the intersections of digital technologies with teaching and learning. This is a book in a new form. Taken as a whole, this collection will document the richly-textured culture of teaching and learning that responds to new digital learning environments, research tools, and socio-cultural contexts, ultimately defining the heterogeneous nature of digital pedagogy. You can see the full announcement here: https://github.com/curateteaching/digitalpedagogy/blob/master/announcement.md
Many of you may have heard of this born-digital project under some other names (Digital Pedagogy Keywords) and hashtags (#digipedkit). Since it was born at the MLA convention in 2012 it has been continually evolving. You can trace that evolution, in part, through my earlier presentations: http://rebeccafrostdavis.wordpress.com/tag/curateteaching/
For the future, please follow Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities on Twitter through the hashtag #curateteaching and visit our news page for updates. And if you know of a great pedagogical artifact to share, please help us curate teaching by tweeting it to the hashtag #curateteaching. We’ll be building an archive of those tweets, as well.
October 22, 2014 § Leave a comment
Today, I’m presenting at Temple University Center for Humanities as part of their Digital Humanities in Practice series. More information is here: http://www.cla.temple.edu/chat/activities/index.html#davis This post includes links, references, and slides for my talk. « Read the rest of this entry »
October 4, 2014 § 1 Comment
FYI, any of the blog posts cross-posted here from NITLE’s Techne blog will be missing images. NITLE has taken that blog down, and since my images were living there, they will show as broken links. I should still have most of these and will try to put them up here as I have time. In the meantime, let me know if there is a particular post for which you would like to see the images.
August 11, 2014 § 2 Comments
Today, I’m kicking off the Digital Pedagogy Institute: Digital Pedagogy and the Undergraduate Experience, with a Minecraft-themed talk entitled “Big Ideas in Digital Pedagogy”.
Digital pedagogy is here; it’s just unevenly distributed–at least in the world of colleges and universities. What would higher education look like if we designed not only individual learning experiences but also an entire curriculum to mirror and prepare students for life and work in a globally networked world? How could the convergence of new digital scholarly tools and methodologies, new delivery mediums, and digitally networked culture transform higher education? This session will situate the development of digital pedagogy in the current discourse about higher education–including calls for quality, completion, jobs, and access–offer a vision for transformative digital pedagogy, suggest both barriers to and strategies for achieving that vision, and engage participants in a thought experiment to design an integrated curriculum articulated by digital pedagogy.
June 27, 2014 § 1 Comment
This morning I’m speaking at the 18th Annual NAC&U Summer Institute, “Creating Community Through Collaboration,” at the University of Redlands. My talk focuses on intercampus academic collaboration and is called, “Networking Students, Faculty, and Courses to Enhance the Curriculum at Liberal Arts Colleges.” « Read the rest of this entry »
May 16, 2014 § Leave a comment
April 29, 2014 § 4 Comments
This morning I found an email in my inbox inviting me to become a translator of MOOCs by joining the Coursera-sponsored Global Translator Community. I find this announcement interesting in its implications for MOOC community, crowdsourcing, applied learning opportunities, and global learning. « Read the rest of this entry »
April 24, 2014 § Leave a comment
In January I shared how I make the most of my commute by having VoiceOver read books and articles to me: Apps for the Commuter. I’m attending an Apple Leadership event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino today, and I just found out a better way to use VoiceOver. I’ve always thought I had to turn it on and have it on for everything. It turns out there is a shortcut that makes it easier to turn on and off on the fly. Here are the directions. « Read the rest of this entry »
March 3, 2014 § Leave a comment
Last October, during Open Access Week, I participated in a stimulating panel as part of the “2013–14 Tanner Talks: Information and Access: Sharing Knowledge Across Virtual Communities” at Utah State University on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Here is the description:
Peter Binfield (physicist & publisher of PeerJ, an open-access journal), Rebecca Frost Davis (an expert on digital humanities at St. Edward’s University) and Adam Moore (an expert on information ethics at University of Washington) will discuss the terms, the movements, and the philosophical impetus for and potential shortcomings of higher education as it becomes “digital” and “open.” The 2013–14 Tanner Talks, a series of cross-disciplinary events focusing on the theme “Knowledge and Community,” are a presentation of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
My role on the panel was to address Digital Humanities and Open Access. I was asked to prepare answers to these questions in advance:
- What are the benefits and costs of open access and increasing digitization of academic work?
- What is the relationship between Digital Humanities and open access?
- How is the Digital Humanities movement changing scholarship and teaching?
The video for this panel is available online as a video podcast from Utah State University.
For those who watch the video–my notes were on my iPhone. I wasn’t texting or checking email throughout the panel.
My experience in this panel led me to better articulate for myself what I’ve been discussing in subsequent talks as the change in the knowledge economy from a model of scarcity to one of abundance and the challenges of adjusting to that change, especially as they relate to scholarship and other academic practices.