For Monday, July 27:

By now, everyone in the cohort should have an email from me with an invitation to our private Hypothesis group, as well as a link to our Padlet. (Please check your spam folder if you don’t see this message, and feel free to contact George or Salina as needed.)

(1) If you would like to check in synchronously via Zoom, we will be hosting informal “Coffee Klatch” sessions twice daily, Monday through Friday. The early session will be at 8:00am PDT (UTC -7). For reference, this is the hour just before scheduled keynotes on Monday/Wednesday, and just before the closing panel on Friday. The later session will be at 2:00pm PDT Monday through Thursday. While these are optional, we would love to meet you if you’re available.

(2) The Padlet “bulletin board” is intended to be a space to introduce yourself (as much or as little as you’d like), to post/share items of interest to you, to comment on the week’s discoveries, or just to explore features. Each person in the cohort has a column. And if you want to create something jointly with a classmate, feel free! (TIP for Mac users: Padlet is more full-featured when used in Chrome. Unfortunately, several features such as audio input are “not supported” in Safari.)

You’ll note that Salina has a QR code for you to try, and George is experimenting with Google Jamboard as a way to track and share DPL experiences. We look forward to your variations and experiments!

(3) We’ll begin our exploration of the course readings with a dive into one of the EDUCAUSE Review (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) articles. Let’s use Hypothesis to annotate “How to Plug the Leaky Bucket: Retention Strategies for Maintaining a Diverse Workforce” by Melissa Woo et al.

Hypothesis tip: The right side of the above page contains the Annotation Sidebar. The uppermost button (<) toggles to allow you to verify that you’re logged in without losing your place on the site. Once logged in, you are allowed to post either as Public or in your group, #DPL2020Scholar.

Salina and George will drop in on both Padlet and Hypothesis throughout the day, and will respond to email or Discourse conversation as you need.

(4) Extras (a.k.a. “Hidden Curriculum”): Did you notice that we did not include a formal icebreaker? Here are a Twitter thread and a paper that caused us to think about how such participation activities may work/not work. If you’d like to share thoughts on either, let us know!

  1. Twitter thread by “Friend of #digped” Sherri Spelic
  2. “Student engagement” and the Tyranny of Participation, by Lesley Gourlay