Agnes Scott faculty and students demonstrate how technology and liberal arts learning integrate in meaningful and beneficial ways through designing and building their own websites, sharing classroom experiences, discussing relevant literature, and demonstrating and evaluating discipline-specific applications. The processes of digital and visual literacy are not developed somewhere else to be inserted into our courses and our research, instead they are an integral part of our curriculum, shaping the way we teach and learn.
Mellon Tutor Projects
To encourage experimentation and adoption of digital tools, faculty members are offered Digital Fellowships. The fellowship includes a stipend and a peer tutor from the D-center who provides support. We hope to encourage all levels of technological proficiency for faculty who want to advance their knowledge of digital tools for teaching.
Why Digital Pedagogy?
The emergence and widespread dissemination of digital technologies significantly impacts the way we learn, teach, and research. The mission of Shaping Digital Pedagogy @ ASC is to provide both virtual and physical spaces in which faculty and students collaboratively engage with the rapidly shifting landscape of the “digital” in higher education.
The virtual part–this website–forms a continuously growing hub of information about digital pedagogical tools and practices as well as a forum for collaboration, ongoing discussion, and critical reflection.
Digital pedagogy and digital humanities are actually somewhat misleading phrases. The word ‘digital’ as a qualifier suggests that the digital is either an added layer to or a narrowing down of the established categories of “humanities” and “pedagogy.” But it is the very notion of Humanities and Pedagogy that is changing, simply as a result of how we–as scholars, teachers, and students–change the ways we research, write, collaborate, teach, communicate, and store information.