Rebecca Frost Davis
Dr. Rebecca Frost Davis is the Director for Instructional and Emerging Technology at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. Her work focuses on the intersections of digital pedagogy and liberal education. She is co-editor (with Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers) of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, an open-access, curated collection, being published by the MLA (forthcoming 2017), of downloadable, reusable, and remixable pedagogical resources for humanities scholars interested in the intersections of digital technologies with teaching and learning.
Designing for Agency in the Emerging Digital Ecosystem // October 13th 6–8 p.m. // Willis Library, Room 250H
What skills, abilities, and habits of mind do today’s graduates need for their careers and to solve complex problems in a constantly changing, globally-connected world? How do we integrate liberal education with learning in a digital context? The future of liberal education depends upon an integrative vision of digitally-informed learning that is not merely content delivery online but rather is reshaped in the same ways that digital learning has already fundamentally changed our culture. This talk will present a vision for implementing liberal education in the emerging digital ecosystem and developing a curriculum that scaffolds self-directed, digitally-augmented problem-solving from introductory to capstone level courses.
Digital Liberal Arts // October 14th 9 a.m.–12 p.m. // Willis Library, Room 250H
Workshop participation is free, but Registration is required. How can assignments that take advantage of digital tools and methods build student capacities in critical reading, thinking, and writing? What do community-engagement, global learning, and problem-solving look like in our globally-networked, data-driven, participatory digital culture? In short, how do we do liberal arts learning in the emerging digital ecosystem? Participants in this workshop will develop strategies for uniting the best of liberal arts education with our constantly changing digital culture. Register here.
Critical Digital Pedagogy Series Schedule of Events
Kick Off Meeting September 9 // 9–11 a.m. // Willis 250H
Rebecca Frost Davis Lecture October 13 // 6–8 p.m. // Willis 250H
Rebecca Frost Davis Workshop October 14 // 9–Noon // Willis 250H
Jesse Stommel Lecture October 20 // 6–8 p.m. // Willis 250H
Jesse Stommel Workshop October 21 // 9–Noon // Willis 250H
Fall Capstone November 11 // 9–Noon // Willis 250H
These events are presented with the generous support of a 2016-2017 Faculty Mentoring Grant, awarded by the University of North Texas Office of Faculty Success.