Open Pedagogy Event: Writing and Open Digital Pedagogies
Thursday November 3, 5:30-7:00pm (Faculty Commons, N227)
*Refreshments will be served. (Thanks to the Faculty Commons for its generous support of this event!)
*Part-time faculty are eligible to receive a stipend for participation.
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Join faculty and staff around the college at the next Open Pedagogy event, where we will be partnering with City Tech’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program to discuss writing and open digital pedagogies (which is the support of teaching and learning by using open, online, cost-free, publicly available digital platforms and tools). Together we’ll discuss how to translate the most successful pedagogies which support student learning into the digital world. Emphasis will be placed on writing-to-learn strategies.
City Tech faculty and WAC fellows will share their assignments centered around writing in social media, formal writing and the OpenLab as well as the benefits of low-stakes writing. In doing so, we’ll consider the following questions:
- What challenges have faculty encountered while developing or considering developing writing assignments using open online tools and platforms?
- How can writing-to-learn strategies impact student learning? How can they impact the teaching process?
- How can you (and your students) use the OpenLab to realize the writing assignments you design?
- What does the future of writing assignments and open digital pedagogies look like?
Want to learn more about writing-to-learn strategies and open digital pedagogies? Here are a few short pieces for reference:
- “Open Digital Pedagogy = Critical Pedagogy,” by Jody R. Rosen and Maura A. Smale (2015)
- “Dream Bloggers Invent the University,” by Jason Tougaw (2009)
- “The Challenges of Online Writing Instruction,” by Luca Zamparini (2016)