December 29, 2014

Domain of One’s Own Initiative Goes International!

issotl-logoUMW’s Domain of One’s Own Faculty Initiative was one of five featured live video-streamed sessions at the referred 2013 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) conference in Raleigh, N.C. on Oct. 3, 2013.

Our panel session, ‘What is the role of ‘Digital Scholarship’ in Higher Education, Faculty Development and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning?’ provided a unique opportunity for the international SOTL community to consider the role of ‘open’ digital scholarship within and across disciplines, faculty development efforts and explore implications of digital scholarship within the broader higher education community.

Panel members included:

Professor Martin Weller author of The Digital Scholar: How Technology is Transforming Scholarly Practice at the Institute of Educational Technology Professoriat at The Open University, United Kingdom was brought in remotely to the panel session to share his scholarly work on groundbreaking work with digital scholarship and set the stage for UMW’s innovative Spring 2013 Faculty initiative.

Dr. Gary Poole, Professor and Associate Director of the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver served as panel moderator. He has published extensively, co-authored Effective Teaching with Technology in Higher Education, has numerous SoTL publications, and served as the Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at UBC.

Dr. Mary Kayler (Director, Center for Teaching Excellence & Innovation) presented on the faculty development model and theoretical framework to support faculty innovation practices and reported out faculty data related to digital scholarship.

Dr. Andrea Livi Smith (Assistant Professor, Historic Preservation) shared her experiences with the faculty initiative and showcased her domain andrealivismith.com.

Andy Rush and Tim Owens (Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies) presented on the innovative culture at UMW showcasing past DTLT initiatives and the groundwork for building the Domain of One’s Own Project.

ISSOTL serves faculty members, staff, and students who care about teaching and learning as serious intellectual work; fostering inquiry and dissemination about post-secondary learning and teaching.

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