Summer Institute Showcase

Dr. John PetilloFaculty members recently gathered for the Digital Learning Summer Institute, which has a goal of empowering faculty to enhance their teaching practices through effective integration of the digital learning environment and build a community of practice among faculty as they develop their digital pedagogical strategies. Under the leadership of the provost, Laura Niesen de Abruna, the Office of Digital Learning partnered with IT and faculty facilitators—Anita August, Wendy Bjerke, Jim Castonguay and Amanda Moras—to design and deliver this initiative collaboratively. The weeklong institute was attended by 21 faculty members with representatives from all our Colleges. The participating faculty worked in seven college-based teams to meet common program objectives.

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‌"Digital pedagogy is still just pedagogy," Jaya Kannan, Director, Office of Digital Learning explains. "The same fundamental best practices principles apply here, too. Teachers have to ask themselves: 'Is there a clear pedagogical purpose for integrating the digital tools? How can this strengthen learning?'" - For the full article by Timothy Deenihan, click here. 

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