Digital Pedagogy Symposium

4-5 May 2017 at the University of Victoria

  1. The excitement over our second Digital Pedagogy Network event began as we made our way to UVic in the sunshine!
  2. Looking forward to discussing all things digital pedagogy at our Symposium tmrw & learning DH skills on Fri! #DigSym17
  3. Beautiful morning with blue skies at UVic for the @DHIL_SFU symposium. Looking forward to a fruitful day of learning. #DigSym17
  4. About to start “symposiuming” @UVicLib / @dhilsfu Digital Pedagogy Symposium. That’s teaching with attitude to those in the know. #digsym17
  5. Lots of ETCL-ers presenting at #digsym17 today. Looking forward to a day of discussion on digital pedagogy w/ @uvic & @SFU colleagues
  6. After some flight delays, we were ready to get started. University Librarian Jonathan Bengtson welcomed us to the new Digital Scholarship Commons:
  7. Enjoying the beautiful new Digital Scholarship Commons in MacPherson LIbrary! @UVicLib #DigSym17
  8. @ubermichael @uvic Thank you Michael for the compliment. We are lucky to work and study on such a beautiful campus:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQcV-pUO5pw  #digsym17 #uvic
  9. Our first panel was Networked Pedagogy. Presentations and discussions about collaboration focused on challenging institutional hierarchy, learning from each other, finding tools and spaces to connect inside and outside of the academy, and practicing new kinds of communication:
  10. 1st presenter on opening panel, Networked Pedagogy: Claire Battershill "Collab. Pedagogy & the Development of Open Dig. Resources" #digsym17
  11. Claire Battershill from @SFU on tension between DH student collaboration and institutional culture #DigSym17 @DHIL_SFU @UVicLib
  12. @cbattershill: Let's challenge systemic emphasis on singular author & solitary work myths to embrace more research collaboration #DigSym17
  13. @cbattershill shows how Virginia Woolf's feminism, and feminist scholarship, provides longstanding model for collaboration in #dh #digsym17 https://t.co/cGUtWmKOMG
    @cbattershill shows how Virginia Woolf's feminism, and feminist scholarship, provides longstanding model for collaboration in #dh #digsym17 pic.twitter.com/cGUtWmKOMG
  14. @cbattershill : collaboration is a conceptual dismantling of institutional hierarchy & admits the messiness of everyday life #digsym17
  15. .@cbattershill connects collaboration and feminism at #digsym17, along the lines of radically distributed authority
  16. Rebecca Dowson (@SFU) on communities of practice as apprenticeship model within shared domains #DigSym17 @DHIL_SFU @UVicLib #UVic
  17. @Reb_D, librarian extraordinaire speaks of "communities of practice" & collaboration in humanities. how to make it work.  #digsym17 https://t.co/69Jzc0ZbAp
    @Reb_D, librarian extraordinaire speaks of "communities of practice" & collaboration in humanities. how to make it work. #digsym17 pic.twitter.com/69Jzc0ZbAp
  18. @Reb_D Overcoming challenges to communities of practice - like time, space, and infrastructure #DigSym17
  19. @Reb_D suggests using familiar digital tools that encourage participation as a means of facilitating communities of practice #digsym17
  20. grad students can claim institutional space & academic agency through virtual communities within and beyond the classroom #DigSym17
  21. @RayS6 speaks about the history of the future of the book, or the future of the history of the book through @INKEproject #digsym17
  22. @RayS6 addressed networked open scholarship practices in and around the @INKEproject over the last few years + future directions #digsym17
  23. @RayS6 sharing experiences collaborating btwn specialists & wider community. Open social scholarship to mobilize knowledge for all #digsym17 https://t.co/VaPL10yScg
    @RayS6 sharing experiences collaborating btwn specialists & wider community. Open social scholarship to mobilize knowledge for all #digsym17 pic.twitter.com/VaPL10yScg
  24. @CCcolliga says spaces for Collaboration in humanities in digital labs & libraries &fieldschools to create networks of practice #digsym17 https://t.co/rM8KiMUkTy
    @CCcolliga says spaces for Collaboration in humanities in digital labs & libraries &fieldschools to create networks of practice #digsym17 pic.twitter.com/rM8KiMUkTy
  25. Michelle Levy argues field schools offer great models for #dh #pedagogy and allows for site specific learning/understanding #digsym17 https://t.co/FIq6LHYEXQ
    Michelle Levy argues field schools offer great models for #dh #pedagogy and allows for site specific learning/understanding #digsym17 pic.twitter.com/FIq6LHYEXQ
  26. Colette Colligan & Michelle Levy propose (1) DH field school on C19 and C20 print culture:immersive, site specific, credit bearing #DigSym17
  27. + (2) virtual field school drawing on existing models #DigSym17
  28. Importance of making group structure explicit & valuing labour; @cbattershill gestures to Collab. Rights  http://goo.gl/Y7MP2i  #DigSym17
  29. I think maybe failure, and the coping with it, is an integral part of any collaborative endeavour in digital pedagogy. #digsym17
  30. Digital pedagogy panelists at #digsym17 agree that collaborations work best when assumptions are made explicit from the start e.g. MOU
  31. I'm wondering how networked pedagogy can work for grad students who are building #altac profile & need to accredit skills training #DigSym17
  32. Our second panel was on Open Pedagogy - digital tools for teaching and learning. Our panelists offered multiple perspectives on online sharing in the classroom:
  33. .@juancommander discussing motivations for bringing open practices like online annotations into classroom #DigSym17 https://t.co/AkbL2NX57S
    .@juancommander discussing motivations for bringing open practices like online annotations into classroom #DigSym17 pic.twitter.com/AkbL2NX57S
  34. @juancommander talks about open practice in the classroom, incl giving student feedback in open annotations (not the grades, tho) #DigSym17
  35. Open annotation teaches students how to read critically, shows what others were thinking when reading. - @juancommander #DigSym17
  36. Juan Pablo Alperin on online critical annotations. Fascinating potential 4 tracking student learning through layers of commentary #digsym17
  37. @juancommander Open annotation encourages close reading; helps him to prep for teaching by showing what students are finding #DigSym17
  38. @juancommander talks about how to use @hypothes_is in classroom using annotation assignments to teach critical reading skills #digsym17 https://t.co/t5qkcEkf4l
    @juancommander talks about how to use @hypothes_is in classroom using annotation assignments to teach critical reading skills #digsym17 pic.twitter.com/t5qkcEkf4l
  39. @juancommander Open annotation: how to motivate students beyond getting a grade #DigSym17
  40. from a student perspective, @juancommander's use of @hypothes_is in the classroom was helpful (and fun!) #digsym17
  41. Arbuckle presents on the open movement, and some of its drawbacks. An issue I hope to discuss in the Decolonial DH break out sess. #DigSym17
  42. Motivations to open access - ethical, efficiency, increase visibility, impact on public knowledge & engagement - @arbuckle_alyssa #digsym17
  43. .@arbuckle_alyssa: It's difficult to work with the public if we won't share our research with them #digsym17 #openaccess
  44. .@arbuckle_alyssa Open access publishing gets data to the public; open education can work for ths w/o resources to trad ed models #DigSym17
  45. @arbuckle_alyssa reflecting in perils in current #oa systems - apcs as tool of privilege , imbalance of publishing opportunity #digsym17
  46. @arbuckle_alyssa speak to my librarian ❤️ calling out impact of apcs, repurposed by pub to maintain revenue, not open scholarship #digsym17
  47. .@jmhuculak asks students select personal objects to digitize & build @omeka exhibit, building encourages critical engagement #digsym17 https://t.co/oKOu8NTufv
    .@jmhuculak asks students select personal objects to digitize & build @omeka exhibit, building encourages critical engagement #digsym17 pic.twitter.com/oKOu8NTufv
  48. @jmhuculak's grand epiphany of 2017: we don't necessarily understand how students view the online environment #digsym17
  49. .@jmhuculak instructors theorize about online sharing, but they may not know how their students see it #DigSym17
  50. .@jmhuculak was surprised by the degree of cynicism with which his "digital native" students approach the web #digsym17
  51. Savannah Gale shares her @omeka exhibit, built in @jmhuculak's class. Brilliant use of a DH platform to share a personal story #digsym17 https://t.co/xRua1xoPBA
    Savannah Gale shares her @omeka exhibit, built in @jmhuculak's class. Brilliant use of a DH platform to share a personal story #digsym17 pic.twitter.com/xRua1xoPBA
  52. .@jmhuculak & Savannah Gale share moving experience of critiquing tools, exploring issues & ethics of digital culture in classroom #digsym17
  53. Panel discusses issues of balancing privacy when class employs open practices #digsym17
  54. Especially interested in the privacy and ethics debate. Look forward to seeing the outcome of the discussion! #DigSym17
  55. I really like the dichotomous discussion about what teachers expect and what students expect. It’s wildly diverse & oppositional. #digsym17
  56. I often find students are more draconian than I would be. Like when I let them create late policies for class. #digsym17
  57. I'm sorry I had to rush out #DigSym17! Hope to continue the conversation. Reach out!
  58. After sandwiches, cookies, and conversation, we were back with our third panel, Open Software for Pedagogy.
  59. @lindseyseatter speaks about assignments beyond the essay: writing for online platforms prepare students for digital engagement #digsym17 https://t.co/B1j5ZaaZKY
    @lindseyseatter speaks about assignments beyond the essay: writing for online platforms prepare students for digital engagement #digsym17 pic.twitter.com/B1j5ZaaZKY
  60. .@lindseyseatter describing student-led research within the graduate class; shifting students from receiver to knowledge creator #DigSym17
  61. @lindseyseatter a digital project involves collecting materials over time & can serve as a portfolio for career advancement #digsym17
  62. @lindseyseatter & collab built #OER to teach students tools & contextualize value of digi schol in humanities classroom (1/2) #DigSym17
  63. @Reb_D Thanks Rebecca! If anyone uses the resources, let me, @ashleycmorford, or Michelle know. Would welcome feedback! #collaboration #digsym17
  64. again, as a student in the 2015 class the digital project was extremely valuable! @lindseyseatter #digsym17
  65. .@alisonfchapman & Natalie Bolt presenting on using @omeka to enable (digital collections) based research in the classroom. #DigSym17
  66. .@alisonfchapman: tags assigned to items create new route through material. More serendipity, new connections across collection. #DigSym17
  67. @alisonfchapman: 3 metonymies of Omeka for exhibit. Each text :represents repository; relates to others; is remediated by exhibit #digsym17
  68. .@reesealexandraa sharing her work with @zotero and Obvibase to build open and dynamic bibliographies #DigSym17
  69. .@reesealexandraa: need to balance quality control with open, collaborative scholarship? Used @zotero group setting to moderate. #DigSym17
  70. @reesealexandraa's @obvibase bibliography is an intuitive 'spreadsheet' that creates links from URLs, & is shareable & exportable #digsym17
  71. Q from @lisagoddard abt student challenges learning/using special collections while learning other kinds of scholarship #DigSym17
  72. Our fourth panel was about the makers: Building Infrastructure for Digital Pedagogy...
  73. .@davidnwright makerspace ideologies are often variations on classroom space; moves to the idea of hackerspace #DigSym17
  74. Here’s. few pics of the @douglascollege hackerspace I’ll be speaking about at #digsym17 / a space for practice. pic.twitter.com/Sui5Lndx7i
  75. David Wright of Douglas College poses playing games as a form of intellectual and social inquiry #DigSym17
  76. Alison Moore on PKP platform for double blind peer review of stduent work. Produces online book. Amazing!  http://bit.ly/2paYo78  #digsym17
  77. ...which led to a discussion about student publishing, continuing some threads from previous panels:
  78. Discussion on idea that "If it's not good enough to publish than it's not good enough to turn in" is classist, colonial mentality #DigSym17
  79. 13 week semester too constraining? What can we do with a limited amount of time, one semester only? #digsym17
  80. Q from @kandicedarcia re: class, privilege, resources around the possibility of student publishing #DigSym17
  81. Discussion: student publishing: give students the opportunity to opt out; give students the opportunity to risk being unsuccessful #DigSym17
  82. We must have been trending - even Mayhem Bot noticed!
  83. Our final panel showcased some SFU-UVic Current Digital Projects...
  84. .@MargaretLinley discussing the book up close & at a distance - featuring the @lakesol project. #digsym17
  85. .@MargaretLinley asking us to put pressure on the metaphor of ecology when speaking of the digital #digsym17
  86. Catriona Duncan (UVic) presenting on analysis of the woodblocks in John Stow's 1633 The Survey of London. #digsym17
  87. .@EditrixCaroline (UVic) up next discussing digitizing Mary Shelley's Gothic Tales in The Keepsake #digsym17
  88. the last speaker of #DigSym17 is another @UVicEnglGrad grad student: @EditrixCaroline on Mary Shelley in the Keepsake! @DHIL_SFU #UVic
  89. @EditrixCaroline uses @drupal - think of it like lego, can make anything you want, but need to learn how piece together blocks #digsym17
  90. Appreciate @EditrixCaroline willingness to talk about successes AND failures of learning tools/platform. Process is critical. #digsym17
  91. Many projects today showcase beautiful @UVicSC items & speak to amazing pedagogical collaboration. Students in the archive FTW! #digsym17
  92. .@EditrixCaroline gives a shout out to organizers, funders, @UVicSC, and @quinnanya for support in developing her drupal project. #digsym17
  93. ...and discussions about digital environments and student labour:
  94. important to make digital interface visible, create awareness of materiality @MargaretLinley #DigSym17
  95. Margaret Linley: Environment must be concern of DH; space-making and colonialism must be considered when accessing digital items. #DigSym17
  96. Is the elephant in the room the long-form thesis/dissertation? #digsym17
  97. The day wasn't over yet though! After panels, there were informal breakout sessions on the benefits of beta-testing, best practices for incorporating DH in the classroom, building an online resource, and decolonizing DH:
  98. .@ashleycmorford paraphrasing Sara Humphreys: DHers should respect any Indigenous requests to leave texts, etc alone #DigSym17 #decolonizeDH
  99. DecolonialDH: colonial imagery is present in much DH discourse, rendering the digital a space that's understood thru colonial eyes.#DigSym17
  100. DecolonialDH: Is DH fundamentally incompatible with decolonialism because the tool itself is an artefact of colonialism? #DigSym17
  101. DecolonialDH: Western scholarship has expropriated data from Indigenous communities w/o consent. Open access is not always ethical.#DigSym17
  102. DecolonialDH: As @smhumphreys said, DHers (and ALL scholars) MUST respect Indigenous requests to leave texts, etc alone. #DigSym17
  103. A reception wrapped up day one...
  104. Hooray for @UVicEnglish students, faculty presenting at #DigSym17 today. You were all wonderful! pic.twitter.com/gMsXwUbii3
  105. ...and a good night's rest got us ready for workshops on day two!
  106. Hope everyone has a great morning at their workshops! #DigSym17
  107. We had a workshop on Python for Humanists:
  108. Programming languages are just like human languages: they let us communicate with machines #python #digsym17
  109. Just as there are many ways to express love in human languages, programming languages express ideas in different ways #python #DigSym17
  110. Moa: Don't be afraid of debugging: If your code fails, it's ok. Nothing bad will happen. #python #digsym17
  111. Moa: DHists need to let go of words & appreciate the beauty of numbers #Python #DigSym17
  112. And an Introduction to Text Encoding with TEI:
  113. Context determines how humans interpret punctuation and design; TEI is explicit instruction for machine interpretation #DigSym17
  114. Ok. I kinda love TEI. So many ideas swirling in my head. Need more hours in my week to pursue. #digsym17
  115. There was a workshop on Omeka and Content Management:
  116. .@jmhuculak breaking down power of exhibits, history of cms, importance of metadata, in Intro to @omeka workshop. #digsym17 https://t.co/A8YV3Q4mf1
    .@jmhuculak breaking down power of exhibits, history of cms, importance of metadata, in Intro to @omeka workshop. #digsym17 pic.twitter.com/A8YV3Q4mf1
  117. And a workshop to learn How to Build Your Own Open Textbook:
  118. .@clintlalonde @acoolidge Open Educational Resources produce same or better outcomes for student learning #DigSym17
  119. Thanks to all who joined, shared, taught, and learned with us in Victoria!
  120. Thanks to all for a wonderful, inspiring, and educational #DigSym17! Safe travels home!
  121. Thanks SFU-UVic Digital Network for ANOTHER fantastic symposium. Very fortunate and grateful to have been part of it. #DigSym17
  122. so nice to see lovely friends again or meet them for the first time over the last couple of days - thanks for a great #DigSym17!
  123. Thanks to all the Uvic and SFU folks that made #DigSym17 happen. Many thought-provoking pres, workshops, discussions. @UVicLib @DHIL_SFU
  124. Sorry I wasn't able to make it yesterday. FWIW here is the slidedeck for the session I was to be a part of  https://www.slideshare.net/clintlalonde/open-tools-open-pedagogy  #digsym17
  125. Disappointed to have missed the Digital Pedagogy Symposium. Glad I could get the highlights here. Thx for all the generous tweets! #DigSym17  https://twitter.com/dhil_sfu/status/860596665279025153