Digital Pedagogy Lab

Digital Pedagogy Lab

Digital Pedagogy Lab was an annual, online learning and teaching event. The event was established in 2015 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an opportunity to provide in-depth dialogue and practical experience to educators working in under-theorized digital learning spaces. From 2016 to 2019, the gathering was held at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. In 2020, the event moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

I founded Digital Pedagogy Lab with my long-time colleague, Jesse Stommel, after a conversation at Stanford University in 2012. At that time, we each had been working for over a decade in digital and online learning, and we recognized a need for practical, scholarly, affective support for teachers and students working in fully online and hybrid environments.

The first Lab was held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015. In 2016, two shorter events were held at the American University in Cairo and the University of Prince Edward Island. DPL events were held in Vancouver, BC, Coventry, UK, and Toronto, ON.

Digital Pedagogy Lab featured an international group of instructors and keynotes, including:

  • Blair Imani, author, historian
  • Matthew R. Morris, educator and writer
  • José Vilson, EduColor founder, author
  • Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University
  • Sara Goldrick-Rab, Temple University
  • Anya Kamenetz, NPR
  • Audrey Watters, Hack Education
  • Tressie McMillan Cottom, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Cathy Davidson, City University of New York, HASTAC
  • Jesse Stommel, University of Mary Washington
  • Amy Collier, Middlebury College
  • Bonnie Stewart, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Chris Friend, Saint Leo University
  • Jade Davis, LaGuardia Community College, HASTAC
  • Adeline Koh, Stockton University
  • Chris Gilliard, Macomb Community College
  • Dave Cormier, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Lee Skallerup-Bessette, University of Mary Washington
  • Martha Burtis, University of Mary Washington
  • Kate Bowles, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Rajiv Jhangiani, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Robin DeRosa, Plymouth State University