Summer Digital Pedagogy Program for FIRST fellows hosted by ECDS

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August 4th – 8th, 2014 | Robert W. Woodruff Library, 217 Classroom


The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) provides expertise and support for all digital aspects of pedagogy and research. As our society includes more technology into all aspects of daily life, including into the process of teaching and learning, understanding how to leverage web-based applications and mobile technologies to promote active learning and engage students is a valuable skill. The aim of the ECDS FIRST Seminar is to empower instructors with this skill.


  • To provide a foundation for the effective use of technology as part of pedagogy through discussion and hands-on empowerment sessions.
  • Include classroom assessment techniques through each of the daily sessions.
  • Include accessibility within each of the daily sessions.


Discussion and hands-on each day (morning and afternoon sessions respectively); with “elevator speeches” on Thursday, and final presentations on Friday.

Breakfast provided each day.


ASSESSMENT: “Lecture” up front at the beginning – CATs
TOPICS: 1. Virtual syllabus – Formative Assessment – a dynamic, media-enriched, online syllabus

DAY 2 

2. Digital student assignments – incorporate web-based applications, social networking, audio and video, and mobile devices into multimodal student assignments

  • Twitter (social networking) (type of assessment = authentic, field, experiential)
    • Ask Brian (10 AM)
    • Example EFOT TweetChat Leah
  • Glogster (digital posters) (type of assessment = )
  • Soundcloud (audio) (type of assessment = ) Chase
  • VoiceThread (multi-modal discussions, presentations) (type of assessments = ) Leah
  • Today’s Meet (formative and diagnostic)
  • Polleverywhere (formative and diagnostic)


3. Flipping the classroom – leveraging technology as part of redesigning curricula to leverage face-to-face time with students for deeper engagement and synthesis


4. Visualizing data – creating graphical representations of data using web-based technologies


  • Timelines – Dipity (Wayne)
  • Clinical and biological
  • What types of data might be used for assignments – Social Explorer

Afternoon: Infographics


Leah’s VIDEO on UDL Accessibility – applying standards to web content in order to make it easily accessed and understood to all people, including people with disabilities

DAY 5: Presentations

Assessment – creating rubrics that measure the efficacy of web-based instruction in reaching defined objectives – FOLDING IT IN – YES!

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