Recap: The OpenLab at Teach@CUNY


On Monday, May 2nd, members of the OpenLab team led a workshop on digital open pedagogy at Teach@CUNY Day, a series of workshops and events hosted by the Teaching & Learning Center at the CUNY Graduate Center. Living Lab Project Co-Director Charlie Edwards opened the workshop with a warm welcome and introduction to the OpenLab, followed by an overview of the site’s design and infrastructure by OpenLab Co-Director Prof. Jenna Spevack. Fellow OpenLab Co-Director Prof. Jody Rosen then oriented participants to the openness and the ‘lab-iness’ of the site, which together allow students, faculty, and staff to communicate, collaborate, and experiment within the college community and with the broader world. Then Prof. Rosen, OpenLab Instructional Technology Fellow Bree Zuckerman, and OpenLab Community Facilitator Destry Sibley presented examples of the exceptional digital pedagogy taking place on the site: Prof. Rosen’s own walking tour assignment; a film in food assignment from the Art of Food Learning Community; and Profs. Montgomery and Leonard’s Farragut Houses Wikipedia article assignment for their interdisciplinary course Learning Places.

Participants then had the opportunity to play the famous OpenLab Open Pedagogy game, which is designed to help faculty discover new strategies for integrating digital pedagogy in the classroom.

Thank you to all who participated, and special thanks to OpenLab Community Facilitator Andy McKinney, who helped to coordinate Teach@CUNY!

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