Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship at Bucknell is a ten-member team with diverse educational backgrounds and interests. Among our team members are four Ph.Ds, a professional photographer, a former prep school teacher turned technologist, a GIS practitioner for a nonprofit, a former vice president at HBO, a software developer, an actor and Americorp and Peace corp volunteers. Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship is part of Library & Information Technology and housed in Bertrand Library, the heart of academic life on campus.
Mission: To partner with faculty to drive the effective integration of technology to enhance teaching, learning and research.
The staff of Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship works with faculty to support specific tools and engage in conversations about specialized course or research projects to better match our technology choices with our campus’ academic practices.
Some areas we offer consulting services include:
- Digital scholarship projects
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the classroom and for exploratory investigations and research
- Digital and multimodal media projects
- Assignment planning and rubric development
- Planning in-class workshops to train students in relevant tools and methodologies
- Instructional design for blended learning or flipped classrooms
- Use of our Learning Management System, Moodle
- Introduction to web publishing tools such as WordPress and Omeka
Projects that involve technology often include multiple components and a significant amount of planning time. Contacting us early in the process will allow us to better assist you.
Contact us to learn more about our consulting.
Student Technology Support at Bucknell University
Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship supports student use of technology in many ways:
In-class training – Faculty who are planning an assignment using technology can request in-class training on technologies for their students. Some of the past technologies for which Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship has done in-class trainings include GIS, video production and editing, audio podcasting, and blog writing using WordPress.
Peer Technology Consultants – The Peer Technology Consultants offer technology help for students. Our consultants can provide support for various technologies, such as Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, WordPress, and Google Apps for Education. The Technology Consultants can be found every Sunday through Friday 3 – 10 pm in the Tech Courtyard next to the Tech Desk.
Multimedia Consultants -Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship’s Multimedia Consultants are available during evening hours in the Digital Video Editing Lab on LL1 of the Bertrand Library. Many of our Multimedia Consultants are Film/Media Studies majors or minors who have extensive experience with the video production and editing process.
One-to-one instruction on specific technologies or projects with Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship staff is available by appointment. Write to DPS@Bucknell.edu to inquire about training possibilities.
For more information about our support for student use of technology, please contact Deb Balducci (570-577-3709), or write to DPS@Bucknell.edu.