Digital Competencies / Digital Fluency Community of Practice

Kick-started by the Think Tank on Digital Competencies for the Liberal Arts at Davidson College, Oct 2017, an exploration is underway to develop a community of practice and forum for exchange across LACOL schools and partner institutions across the liberal arts.

Plans for a follow up event (online and/or regional meetups) in late fall 2017 or early winter 2018 are being developed.

[More details coming soon … ]

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Exploratory Committees: course sharing

Based on insights flowing from the Upper Level Math/Stats and SILP course sharing projects, two steering groups are working in concert to explore models and possibilities for course sharing across the digital network.

Math & Stats Steering Group:

This group is meeting in the fall of 2017 to develop a set of recommendations based on insights gained through the Spring ’16 and Fall ’17 course sharing pilots.  This recommendation will be shared with LACOL’s Advisories and the Multi-Disciplinary Group (more…)

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Dialogues on Inclusive Pedagogies and Measuring Complex Domains of Learning

Our schools seek to fostering an engaged, inclusive community of learners as a foundational value of the liberal arts.  A common goal is to measurably enhance the learning of all students by providing a supportive, challenging and engaging environment in the physical and blended classroom.

Investigation into effective practices for access and inclusion takes place across our teaching and learning centers, faculty and administrative committees, offices of access and disability, IT departments and libraries.  There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating the positive effect of inclusive pedagogical techniques on the academic performance of underrepresented students. Our faculty have a major role to play in creating participatory, inclusive learning environments which benefit all students.

A group of LACOL schools interested in exchanging ideas and exploring what works (and what doesn’t) is beginning to plan a series of dialogues.   More information will be shared here soon.

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