I enjoyed participating in the Jane Marcus Feminist University Conference at the CUNY Graduate Center on September 9. We had a productive Feminist Digital Pedagogy Breakout Session. A description of it is below.
Inspired by Jane Marcus’s groundbreaking work, participants in this breakout session will discuss feminist approaches to teaching literature, history, and culture using digital tools. After considering recent examples, from Smith College’s MOOC on the Psychology of Political Activism: Women Changing the World to Margaret Konkol’s article in Hybrid Pedagogy, “Public Archives, New Knowledge: Moving Beyond the Digital Humanities/Digital Pedagogy Distinction,” we will brainstorm new ways to teach students to formulate complex arguments in digital projects—such as interactive maps, applications (apps), e-books, podcasts, and videos—and strategies for incorporating tools, activities, and projects in existing courses. Participants of all levels, from the curious to the experienced, are encouraged to join this session.