Digital Pedagogy Institute – August 19 – 21, 2015 – Registration Open

Registration is now open for the second iteration of the Digital Pedagogy
Institute, co-hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough, Brock
University, and Ryerson University, and supported by the generosity of a
SSHRC Connections grant and Victoria Owen, UTSC Chief Librarian. This
Institute will explore the potential impact that digital pedagogy has on
student experience.


As emerging technologies have had an immense impact on the way that
research is now conducted by scholars in all academic disciplines, there
is a move toward the use of computers, applications, and larger,
non-discrete data sets for what is increasingly termed “digital
scholarship.” These major changes in research methodology mandate the
development of new skill sets, both in faculty development and student
training. As such, digital literacy and pedagogy must become a priority
for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty members who
must adapt to and participate in new, digitally-mediated methodologies.

The Digital Pedagogy Institute will explore following topics:
•       How can digital research methodologies be used to improve student
learning and engagement?
•       What are the best methods for teaching students digital skills so that
they can actively participate in knowledge mobilization related to digital
research? What instructional strategies have proven to be most successful?
•       What political and ideological decisions do educators (and institutions)
involved in digital scholarship make in planning their teaching and
research?
•       How can faculty shift from transmitting knowledge to facilitating
collaborative learning, co-inquiring and co-learning with students via
activity-centered projects?

It will consist of plenary sessions, informational sessions, panel
discussions, as well as hands-on workshops involving digital tools for
research and curriculum development. Presentations from those who have
developed digital projects as part of curriculum will give participants
insight into the integration of this skill set into the post-secondary
context, and how this integration has the potential to ameliorate learning
experience and job readiness.

WHO
The Digital Pedagogy Institute is open and will bring together faculty
members, scholars, librarians, and students with considerable expertise or
interest in the area of digital pedagogy.

WHEN/WHERE
August 19th + 20th, 2015: University of Toronto Scarborough Campus,
Toronto, ON
August 21st, 2015: Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

COST
The cost of registration is $80.00. Please visit the DPI website in order
to register (http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/conferences/dpi/register/).

CONFIRMED PLENARY SPEAKERS
Nora Young – Host of CBC Radio’s Spark, Author of The Virtual Self
Geoffrey Rockwell – Director of the Kule Institute for Advanced Study,
University of Alberta
Diane Jakacki – Digital Scholarship Coordinator and Faculty Teaching
Associate in Comparative Humanities, Bucknell University
Miriam Posner – Coordinator of the Digital Humanities, UCLA
Sam Popowich – Discovery Systems Librarian at University of Alberta

Questions? Please email Paulina Rousseau: prousseau@utsc.utoronto.ca

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