Annotate This! STEAM and the Future of Higher Education

Why an annotation flash mob in a face-to-face environment? For one, we wanted to provide a supportive environment for faculty to experiment with using the tool together; this design sprint is as much of a tool workshop as it is a chance to continue our exploration of the month’s topic.


Recap of the Digital Liberal Arts & Sciences Discussion

This month we kicked off our Digital Liberal Arts series with a town hall and design sprint about the impact of technological change on the ideas of disciplinarity, the liberal arts ethos, and pedagogy across disciplines. As the month comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on that conversation.


The Future of Education: A Town Hall

Where is higher education headed? What does the liberal arts experience look like in the future? How is it already changing? Is it changing?


Redesigning your Discipline for the Digital

Through guided brainstorming and problem solving at this session, we will collectively break down the opportunities and challenges of the digital liberal arts and sciences further to discover what similarities and differences we encounter with the digital across disciplines.


The Unworkshop

The workshop is not the ideal method or vehicle for encouraging active and collaborative pedagogies. Enter the Design Sprint.


Cell blocks in the sky

The Digital Liberal Arts and Sciences: A Town Hall

We are seeking to bring voices from across campus in concert to begin our discussions around the often thorny and complicated issues of disciplinarity, pedagogy, the liberal arts ethos, and technological change.


Spotlight on gears in the dark

What is the Digital Liberal Arts?

UMW’s Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies is hosting a series of conversations and conversation starters focused on the digital liberal arts.


Vision and Change at UMW

While this movement does not mean completely eliminating in class lectures, it does mean to incorporate an ever increasing amount of active learning techniques into our classroom time. The goal is to better engage our students through individual and group activities that include worksheets, tangible manipulative exercises, and oral questioning and spontaneous polls that better convey the material in the classroom. These methods are far more effective at relaying complex ideas and materials than the traditional lecture, and also result in a much better retention of the knowledge.


What is Liberal Education?

Digital technology brings something very different to the transmission of universal knowledge than to the empowerment for critical, transformative engagement with the world.


Coding, Serendipity, and Domain of One’s Own

As digital spaces increasingly become the platforms upon which we live our lives, we must teach students to understand that those platforms are coded spaces, built by humans with business goals, political opinions, and complex identities.