Langley LTT, meet DS106

Posted on January 17, 2012

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Image courtesy of Jim Groom

As a mentor this year with the Langley cohort of Simon Fraser University’s Field Program graduate students, I hope to share some of my experience exploring the possibilities that digital tools can offer community and individual learning, and hope that this blog, and its association with the online course Digital Storytelling 106, can become a space to extend and support our learning community in a fashion that exemplifies much of the underlying pedagogy at the heart inquiry-based learning.

Though each member of the class will interrogate their own individual practice as both learners and teachers in an ongoing inquiry, we will be framing this process with the introduction to a range of emergent educational theories, which will become the framework for our participation in #Ds106.

Using the Assignment Bank as a framework, and the topics outlined in the Ds106 syllabus for further discussion, the LTT cohort will be creating group and individual artifacts of learning about the following concepts:

What I found the #ds106 experience to offer is the daily opportunity to employ diverse tools to create artifacts of life and learning in a community of passionate people engaged in the same discovery process. As a model of pedagogy, the course is grounded in connectivism, and provides an ample opportunity to the Langley LTT cohort to synthesize our learning and discussion of the topics above, while exploring the potential of myriad digital tools – and accompanying creativity – that may make their way into our respective classrooms.

Now, as they say: Let’s make some art, dammit!

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