The time commitment to actively participate in this experience is estimated to be at least 3-5 hours a week, but it could be more depending on your interest and motivation.
There will be a some “content” for every topic (pedagogy, identity, networks, and scholarship) that will be posted on this site and linked in the menu. You will spend some time with this content in the form of readings or videos, however, the bulk of what makes #DigPINS great is participation in conversation and community.
If you have never participated in an online community before this Week 0 page on participation can be especially helpful.
For more about how our time will be focused be sure to check out the schedule page of Week 0.
Every topic (pedagogy, identity, networks, and scholarship) will have a guiding page on this site and the facilitators will post a welcome video for the week along with readings, videos, and planned activities for that topic.
The #DigPINS learning community is completely online and uses a variety of digital tools which are explained in more detail on the digital tools page for week 0. Our UM-D cohort is using Slack as our main communication tool with each other and the blog on this site as our main public communication tool.
Week 0 focus areas
Week 0 is broken up into five pages –
The Overview Page – What is this all about?
Participation – What does it mean to participate in a connected learning experience?
Structure – (Psst… you are on the Structure Page)
Digital Tools – #DigPINS uses a variety of digital tools and this page has details about many of them.
Schedule – What about timing?