Liberal Education Unbound: The Life of Signature Student Work in the Emerging Digital Learning Environment

January 22, 2015 § Leave a comment

This morning I am co-presenting at the 100th annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.  Here are our slides, and I include the session description, and some links to resources below:

The Next Generation of Liberal Education Reforms

Featured Session
Thursday January 22, 2015 10:45am to 12:15pm

How does the emerging digital environment shape the life cycle of students’ signature work in the 21st century? Digital technology has changed the learning ecosystem, and the future of liberal education depends upon an integrative vision of learning that is not merely advanced by digital tools, but reshaped in the same ways that digital learning has already fundamentally changed our culture. In this forum, we will explore what a synthesis of liberal education and connected learning can look like through the lens of signature work and the possibilities that the digital opens up at each stage of this work.

Randy Bass
Vice Provost for Education
Georgetown University
Jennifer Ebbeler
Associate Professor of Classics
University of Texas at Austin
Rebecca Frost Davis
Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology
St. Edward’s University

Links and References

General Education Maps and Markers (GEMs):

Designing Learning Experiences for Signature Work

Ebbeler, Jennifer. “‘Introduction to Ancient Rome,’ the Flipped Version.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 22, 2013.

Creating Signature Work in the Emerging Digital Learning Ecosystem


Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments

  • General Editors
    • Rebecca Frost Davis, St. Edward’s University
    • Matthew K. Gold, City Tech & Graduate Center, City University of New York
    • Katherine D. Harris, San José State University
    • Jentery Sayers, University of Victoria
  • #curateteaching

Classroom Salon:

Rebecca Frost Davis. “Experiential Learning at Wild Basin.” Instructional Technology, March 18, 2014.

Text Analysis: Rebecca Frost Davis. “Reflections on a Text Analysis Assignment.” Rebecca Frost Davis: Liberal Education in a Networked World, November 12, 2013.

FemTechNet: and Wikistorming:

Global Digital Classrooms:

Situating the Global Environment:

Proctor, James. “Situated Social Learning: A Future for Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research?” In Proceedings of the 2012 NITLE Symposium. National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), 2012.

Digital Field Scholarship:

Frank Levy, and Richard Murnane. Dancing with Robots: Human Skills for Computerized Work. third way, 2013.

Integrating Signature Work into the Arc of Learning

Formation by Design:

Mimi Ito, et. al. Connected Learning: an agenda for research and design.

Connected Courses:

Catalyst for Learning: ePortfolio Resources and Research:

Sample, Mark. “Teaching a Domain of One’s Own with Reclaim Hosting.” The Chronicle of Higher Education Blogs: ProfHacker, September 19, 2013.


Tagged: , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading Liberal Education Unbound: The Life of Signature Student Work in the Emerging Digital Learning Environment at Rebecca Frost Davis.


%d bloggers like this: