Open Digital Pedagogy at Play

The OpenLab team is facilitating a Play Session at this year’s THATCamp Digital Writing, so we would like to welcome colleagues from THATCamp Digital Writing 2014! If you’d like to follow along with the day’s activities, follow the #tcdw14 Twitter feed.

For the Open Digital Pedagogy at Play, we’d love for participants to share their products with the OpenLab community. Use  the format below to share your assignment ideas as comments to this post–or revise it to fit the needs of what you’ve made. We’re glad to have you join our efforts on the OpenLab!

Our three cards were

General Education Student Learning Outcome:

Open Pedagogy Technique:


Our group developed a/an [formal/informal/ group/ classroom] assignment that asks students to [what they’ll do] and then [what else they’ll do] and [finally what else they’ll do] using [specific tools, materials, skills] so they can learn [course goal] while also developing [specific and or general skills]

Thanks for playing with us!

2 thoughts on “Open Digital Pedagogy at Play”

  1. Our cards were

    General Education Student Learning Outcome: Use the arts, sciences, and humanities as a forum for the study of values, ethical principles, and the physical world

    Open Pedagogy Technique: Inviting industry professionals to comment on student work

    Game: Monopoly

    Our group developed a formal assignment that asks students to stake a claim to an underdeveloped page within Wikipedia that profiles a composition/rhetoric scholar whose work we have read, and then build up the content of that page based on their research. In addition to the Wikipedia community users who will land on the page and, perhaps, edit it (thus further increasing the currency of the topic), I will reach out to the community scholars who are under consideration, inviting them to view and leave comments in the Talk pages. Through the success or failure of specific elements of the page, students will learn the relative ethical values of these elements within the discourse communities of Wikipedia, of composition/rhetoric, and of our classroom, while also developing skills editing mediawiki documents and learning to critically read Wikipedia articles in general.

    Thanks for playing with us!

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