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Digital Pedagogies Library

Project Context

  • Building on the methodology utilised in the recent WIHEA-funded Wellbeing Library project (Lead: Elena Riva) and the Digital Arts Lab’s (DAL) 2020 Module Showcase and WIHEA-funded Student Perceptions of Digital Assessment project (Lead: Stone/ Brazeau), the Project Leads sought to build a resource devoted to highlighting, sharing and inspiring innovation in the field of digital pedagogy in the Arts and Humanities.
  • The Digital Pedagogies Library both showcased the excellent work occurring across the Faculty of Arts and beyond in the field of digital pedagogy, and inspired broader engagement and innovation within the digital sphere.
  • The Library demonstrated the role and value of the Arts in the digital age, created a space for the Faculty to learn from staff and students’ expertise and perspective and stimulated further advances in this field.

Project Team

 
Project Co-Lead

Rebecca Stone (Arts)

Project Co-Lead

Jess Humphreys (ADC)

Student Intern

Nathalie Cooper (History)

Student Intern

Ilia Ryzhenko (Film and TV)

Project Team:

Bryan Brazeau (Cross Faculty Studies); Rob O’Toole (Academic Technology); Elena Riva (IATL)

Project Impact

  • The Digital Pedagogy Library reached students across the Faculty of Arts, in the first instance, and the wider University after that. The Library solicited submissions from everyone engaged with all aspects of digital pedagogy in both academic and professional roles.
  • The project created a digital repository of examples of best practice from across the University. This both supported academics and professional services staff in embedding digital innovation and excellence into their modules more easily, inspired collaboration between innovators, and offered a record of the development that has occurred during this cultural moment.
  • Looking beyond the scope of the project, the Digital Pedagogies Library will be a useful resource for years to come as it will demonstrate clearly and easily the opportunities that exist within the digital sphere.

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Project Aims

  • The aim of the project was to provide a space through which to record, collate and disseminate information about digital pedagogy in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick.
  • The Library served three discrete purposes:
    • as a showcase of excellence, it offered recognition to staff for the hard work they are devoting to digital pedagogy whilst allowing the Faculty to capture examples of pedagogic innovation;
    • the Library enhanced the learning community by providing a space for staff to share best practice and search for ideas to enhance their teaching.
    • it inspired innovation in digital pedagogy and experience; the DPL raised both awareness of the exciting opportunities offered in this field and the profiles of likeminded individuals across the campus, enabling the Faculty of Arts to create new, exciting and inclusive learning opportunities for all of our students.

Project Timeline

  • January 2021: Recruited Student interns; Identified students to approach for the series of friendship interviews; Co-created approaches to the project
  • February 2021: Friendship Interviews began
  • March 2021: Thematic analysis of the interviews
  • April 2021: Recognised common areas and tangible examples for the different pedagogies identified
  • May 2021: Collated resources to include in the library under the identified themes. Started to promote the resource with the wider community through the DAL showcase and TEALFest.
  • June 2021: Continued to grow the resource
  • July 2021: Official launch and evaluation phase.

If you would like more information on this project, please contact project leads:

Rebecca Stone (R.Stone.1@warwick.ac.uk)

Jess Humphreys (jessica.humphreys@warwick.ac.uk)