This is a four week online course. The structure and content are strongly inspired by University of Mary Washington’s Domain of One’s Own Project and their faculty training initiative and the Community of Inquiry model.
This course focuses on building or shaping one’s digital identity and how your own digital identity informs how you use technology within teaching and scholarship. Participants will explore blogging and Twitter as a way to engage online and to have an active or dynamic digital identity. Our designated Twitter hashtag is #DigPINS.
Every week will start with an informal video introducing the week’s theme and activities. There will be a few articles to read and some online activities to participate in. Participants are encouraged to post weekly in their blogs and read and comment on their colleagues’ posts. Blog post topics are completely up to the participants, the readings and activities being designed to allow participants to experiment and reflect on using different tools for their own learning as well as designing activities or resources for their classes.
There will be weekly channels in SLACK where weekly topics and readings can be discussed. Participants can also post the link to any blog posts in the weekly channel.
Throughout the course participants will be encouraged to join in on live Twitter chats with some established online communities, as well as our own ongoing asynchronous conversation using the hashtag #DigPINS. There will also be opportunities for live synchronous sessions via Google Hangout Air with invited guests. These will be announced as they are scheduled.
At any time in the course, if we have tried out an approach that you do not think worked, and that could be changed to work more beneficially for the group as we continue the course, please bring it to our attention in the general channel in SLACK.
The time commitment for this course is at least 2 hours a week, but could be more depending on how much you want to participate.