Thanks for Your Interest in #DigPINS
Call for Participation to UM-D Faculty is now closed. #DigPINS will be starting soon – official dates are June 24th – July 19th. Watch for more information soon.
Looking for more information? Autumm Caines, instructional designer in the Hub for Teaching and Learning Resources has made an introductory video:
What is #DigPINS?
#DigPINS is an online faculty development learning experience focused on conversation and community in online spaces. Using both open and closed digital environments DigPINS models what online practice (including teaching and scholarship) can look like with a variety of different approaches.
A limited number of stipends are available to University of Michigan – Dearborn faculty who are able to commit to active participation through building online community through reflection around shared resources and online conversation between June 24th and July 19th.
Time commitment for active participation is estimated at between 3-5hrs per week though someone could spend more time if they were so motivated. #DigPINS has many asynchronous activities like blogging/commenting and text chat that can take place on a very flexible schedule. However, there are a few synchronous activities like video calls and twitter chats that happen at a specific time. All synchronous activities are scheduled via polling of participants availability and suggestions are made to those who cannot make that time about how they can participate in other ways.
Focus and Environments
The community will focus on guiding faculty towards building and shaping a digital identity while asking questions about how one’s own digital identity informs our use technology within our teaching and scholarship. Participants in #DigPINS work online in both public spaces and more private backchannels. More private digital backchannels provide a platform for community within the cohort while the public interactions creates a larger inter-institutional network. One of our more active public spaces is Twitter with the hashtag #DigPINS where participants from other institutions have reflected on these topics for close to three years. Participation will include online interactions in the form of text chat, blog posts, twitter interactions, group video calls, and more.
#DigPINS is an openly licensed template for adoption and adaptation in college and university environments by faculty development professionals, instructional designers, librarians, and others looking to create a significant online learning experience for faculty. DigPINS has been implemented at: