Example sessions include:
- Multimedia Composition (Scrolling Digital Essay)
- Generative AI in the Classroom
- 3 Ways for Integrating Digital Literacy in the Curriculum
- Digital Equity: Access & Accessibility
- Digital Portfolios: Platforms and Purpose
- Lowering Barriers to Success through Course Design
- Assessing Digital Projects: Approaches & Heuristics
- Making Videos & Designing Video Assignments
- Making Podcasts & Designing Audio Assignments
- Making Images & Designing Visual Assignments
- Social Annotation & Student Engagement
- Information & Media Literacy
- Interactive Video & Other Instructional Assets
- Digital Collaborations & Futures Thinking
The program is open to all faculty and professional staff working in roles that directly support teaching and learning from all IU campuses. Because part-time faculty and staff generally do not have research accounts, we may need to find other mechanisms to provide support in lieu of the stipend available to fellows. Those unsure of eligibility are encouraged to contact email@example.com to discuss opportunities to be involved in Digital Gardener Initiative programs.
To successfully complete the program, Fellows must:
- Participate in a virtual kick-off meeting (TBD based on participant availability)
- Option 1 - January 11, 2024, 5:00-7:00pm ET
- Option 2 - January 12, 2024, 9:00-11:00am ET
- Option 3 - January 12, 2024, 1:00-3:00pm ET
- Participate in at least five of seven required virtual sessions (see below)
- Participate in at least three of seven optional virtual sessions (see below).
- Commit to integrating digital literacy practices into the curriculum by completing one of the following: building one in-class activity, creating one instructional asset, or designing one course assignment.
- Participate in one cultivator group designed to extend digital literacy work beyond your own engagement with students.
- Produce a promotion/retention statement (i.e., a written statement reflecting on involvement in the program as it relates to professional development).
Meeting Schedule for Required & Optional Sessions
We are tentatively offer 4 potential meeting times, with the official days/times determined by participant availability:
- Option 1 - Thursdays 10:00-11:00am ET
- Option 2 - Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm ET
- Option 3 - Fridays 10:00-11:00am ET
- Option 4 - Fridays 1:00-2:00pm ET
Fellows will rank order their meeting preferences during registration.
|Session Days||Required Session (Pedagogy & Purpose) vs. Optional Session (Platforms & Practice)|
|Week 1 | January 11 or 12||Required | Kick-Off Event|
|Week 2 | January 18 or 19||Optional|
|Week 3 | January 25 or 26||Required|
|Week 4 | February 1 or 2||Optional|
|Week 5 | February 8 or 9||Required|
|Week 6 | February 15 or 16||Optional|
|Week 7 | February 22 or 23||Required|
|Week 8 | February 29 or March 1||Optional|
|Week 9 | March 7 or 8||Required|
|Week 10 | March 21 or 22||Optional|
|Week 11 | March 28 or 29||Required|
|Week 12 | April 3-5 | Digital Gardener Summit||Optional | In-Person Event in Indianapolis|
|Week 13 | April 11 or 12||Optional|
|Week 14 | April 18 or 19||Required|
|Week 15 | April 25 or 26||Optional|
|Week 16 | May 2 or 3||Required|
There will be multiple virtual events over the course of the semester to complement the required components of the program, as well as some in-person opportunities like our annual Digital Gardener Summit in April. Though these additional programming elements are optional, attendance is encouraged. More information will be shared about the session dates and scheduled events once the cohort has been determined.
No Experience Required
Experience with digital literacies or competency with digital tools or technology is not required. Applicants merely need an interest in increasing opportunities for students to develop greater digital literacy and digital creativity skills — improving students’ capacities for digital expression and integrating new avenues for engagement with course content and disciplinary ways of knowing, doing, and making.