Storming the Academy



Reforming/transforming/storming traditional higher education with lessons from the open web and open ed. Making higher education a platform for championing the open web. Thinking critically and creatively about the “why” as well as the “how” of Learning, Freedom, and the Open Web.

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Thursday, November 4


11:00-12:50
Storming the Cloud/Crowd
Activity Leader: Anne Balsamo, University of Southern California
An interactive, collaborative performance and tag cloud activity designed to explore the ethics of the crowd, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and minority expression. Tools: index cards, pens, large sheets of paper, a couple of helpers, a crowd.

14:00-15:50
Storming the Syllabus: 21st Century Literacies
Activity Leader: Cathy N. Davidson, Duke University
Deconstructing the "assignment" with peer-to-peer learning techniques and tactics. How can we transform traditional syllabus-making through peer-to-peer interactive learning techniques and tools? Tools: index cards, markers, butcher paper, a wiki.

16:00–16:50
Storming the Syllabus: Introduction to Culture and Technology

Activity leader: Anne Balsamo, University of Southern California
This activity explores and performs the affordances of face-to-face learning in a large “Introduction to Culture and Technology” class. How can a large co-located class of 200+ people contribute to collaborative, participatory learning? This session also introduces an application-in-process called “Learning to Love the Questions,” a semantic web application (a “reverse oracle”) that provides questions, not answers, about the cultural nature of technology.

17:00–17:50
Calm After the Storm: Yoga for Hacktivists
Activity Leader: Nancy Kimberly (HASTAC Project Manager and certified yoga instructor)
Requires comfortable clothes, a flexible spirit, an open mind, a free heart.

Friday, November 5



11:00–11:50
Storming the Syllabus: Learning to Learn on the Open Web
Activity Leader: R. Trebor Scholz, The New School
The simple and large ambition of this meet-up is to find out how to use digital media for learning. Building upon an annotated collaborative concept map of tools, services, methodologies, and social practices on the “Mindmeister” platform, this workshop will be a collaborative reflection on the use of digital learning tools (http://www.mindmeister.com/66229100/digital-media-pedagogy).

12:00–12:50
Storming the Grade Book
Activity Leader: Cathy N. Davidson, Duke University
Inspired by the "storm" created by Cathy Davidson's blog post, "How To Crowdsource Grading" that was picked up everywhere from the New York Times to Digg (http://www.hastac.org/blogs/cathy-davidson/how-crowdsource-grading), this collaborative session builds will culminate in a wiki resource of peer-to-peer alternatives to traditional grading.

14:00-15:50
Storming Publishing and Peer Review
Activity Leaders: Ken Wissoker (Duke University Press) and Whitney Trettien (Duke University).
In this session we will pool intellectual and technological resources to build a toolkit of readymade plugins to help scholars begin creating their own webtexts, and brainstorm tools to move the field forward. We’ll collaboratively write and peer review a creative webtext; share exciting new digital scholarship that utilizes the expressive power of the web; discuss possible models for cc licensed and open access academic publishing; brainstorm the future of peer preview in the wake of the Shakespeare Quarterly/Media Commons experiment; and explore how crowd sourcing and social media could shape academic publishing in ways beyond peer review.

17:00–17:50
Calm After the Storm: Yoga for Hacktivists
Activity Leader: Nancy Kimberly (HASTAC Project Manager and certified yoga instructor)
Requires comfortable clothes, a flexible spirit, an open mind, a free heart.


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