Day One
May 20

8:30 - 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast –
Mulva Library Lobby

9:00 - 9:45am

Kickoff  – Domains, Data, and Democracy
Krissy Lukens, Martha Burtis and Kris Shaffer 

9:45 - 10:00am

Break

10:00 - 11:45am

Concurrent Workshops

Knowing (on) the web – with Martha Burtis
Before we consider bringing the open Web into our classrooms, it’s important to consider the Web as an object of study itself. We’ll talk about the complexity of search, the landscape of Web publishing and social media, and how we can become creators of the Web, not just consumers of it.

Data Privacy – with Kris Shaffer
What is your data footprint? What information do you leave behind when you visit the web? Does that piece of tape over your webcam really work? In this session, we will examine our Digital Trace — the bits and bytes we reveal about ourselves when we work online, scroll through social media, text our partner, or simply walk around with a smartphone in our pocket. We will discuss the implications for our own data, as well as for the work we ask our students to produce and provide. We’ll conclude by creating a concrete list of practices in our personal and professional lives to reevaluate in light of what we learned.

12:00 - 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00 - 2:45pm

Concurrent Workshops

Domains in the Classroom- with Martha Burtis
Using Domain of One’s Own in the classroom doesn’t mean just one thing, and we’ll explore different ways of using and exploring this platform for teaching and learning. We’ll have time to talk about your particular goals and how you can use Domains to address them.

Data Literacy – with Kris Shaffer

Big-data algorithms affect just about everything we do these days: the news we read, the shows we watch, the music we listen to, the students we admit, the mortgage rates we’re offered, … A current television ad for Microsoft AI even touts the role of artificial intelligence in the “discovery” of new beer flavors! It can be difficult to get our heads around the implications of this, let alone perform a nuanced analysis of the details involved. 

But some of that difficulty is by design — a marketing tactic to make products more impressive, and less open to critical examination, than they really are. In this session, we’ll demystify some of the basic concepts of big data and “machine learning”, learn how to frame questions statistically, and practice critiquing faulty frameworks for dealing with data. This session will include at least one activity that can be introduced into any undergraduate class, so we can learn to help our students cut through this hype, too.

2:45pm

Wrap Up and Conversation

Day Two
May 21

8:30 - 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast –
Mulva Library Lobby

9:00 - 9:45am

State of Domains at SNC
Full Spectrum Learning Leadership

9:45 - 10:00am

Break

10:00 - 11:45am

Concurrent Workshops

Diving Into Domains – with Martha Burtis
Brand-new to Domain of One’s Own? Have an account but not really sure what to do with it? Dabbled with a few things but want to go deeper? In this hands-on session, we’ll explore the Domains platform together and begin to build and create things on our own domains.

Fact Checking Online – with Kris Shaffer

Clickbait. Misinformation. Disinformation. Propaganda. Viral marketing. White papers. Think pieces. With so many things vying for our attention, it can be difficult to know what’s true online. Our social-media feeds jump from topic to topic, often obscuring the source, making it difficult for us to exercise our critical faculties on all of the information coming our way. On the other hand, we also have the largest source of good information in the history of humanity literally at our fingertips. Used well, it can be a powerful tool for both spotting and resisting disinformation.

In this session, we’ll get some hands-on practice using the web to debunk the web. Oriented around Mike Caulfield’s “Four Moves”, we’ll develop some fast and reliable skills for fact-checking the web. Even better, these techniques can readily be passed on to students, helping us help them be more mindful, critical participants in the information landscape in which we live.

12:00 - 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00 - 2:45pm

Concurrent Workshops

Situating Students with Domains – with Martha Burtis
Too often, in our conversations about using digital technology in our pedagogy we fail to acknowledge student voices. Domain of One’s Own is predicated upon individual ownership and student empowerment; we’ll talk about how you can make space for student agency in your Domains projects.

Cryptoparty – with Kris Shaffer

Who has access to our private data? Do we always know who has access? What can they do with it? And what happens when it becomes public? Whether preventing our data from being used for others’ profit or protecting ourselves from dangerous individuals, there are things we can do to maintain the integrity of our data, to control our private digital identity. And a lot of the things we can do are pretty simple, once we’re aware of them and their importance. So we’re having a party! 

A CryptoParty is a place where everyone, from beginners to experts, can come together and help each other take back control of their data, their digital identity. We’ll address multiple categories, like secure browsing, secure messaging, tracking the trackers, and even securing a Domain of One’s Own.

2:45pm

Wrap Up and Conversation

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