This course will explore how design intersects with the praxis of critical digital pedagogy. Specifically, participants will look at issues of inclusion, digital environmentalism, privacy and security, and the fostering of agency, critical creative thinking, and community in digital and online learning. Design, as a collaborative process through which teachers thoughtfully re-imagine their classrooms, can spark creativity and inspiration in teaching. But design can (and should) also be about the activism needed when we confront entrenched inequities in education and in our society. This track is ideal for anyone who sees themselves as a designer of learning experiences (faculty, instructional designers, technologists) and people looking to connect their design work to action and change in the current educational, social, and political context.
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