SITE Interactive: Developing Theory and Mobilizing Knowledge
Welcome SITE Interactive conference-goers and other readers! On this webpage, you can follow a walkthrough of our presentation.
Welcome SITE Interactive conference-goers and other readers!
On this webpage, you can follow a walkthrough of our presentation. But first, introduce yourself…
…and we will introduce ourselves!
Who we are: We are part of a small community of like-minded scholars called the Talking About Design (TAD) group. Together we share ideas and start conversations about design in education through a website, a series of online design salons (i.e., webinars), and through journal articles and conference papers. Read more about us here and more about the group here. You can also check out our YouTube channel.
Why we share: Anti-intellectualism is growing. As scholars, we must accept responsibility to share our work beyond academic circles by mobilizing knowledge.
What we’ll do: We’ll tell our story about how a graduate class project, turned into a book idea, which turned into to a blog, which is still evolving.
In this session, we can share the tools we use for our work as well as discuss how we have built a flexible, active, and productive community of practice.
We will briefly discuss the key questions that we faced and the decisions that we made as we learned to share our work to wider audiences. Then we’ll turn it over to the audience to ask questions.
Here are some guiding questions:
- How did we get started?
- How did we develop a scholarly agenda and theoretical framework?
- Who did we want to reach? Who do we want to reach now?
- What is the best way to reach our audience?
- How do we actually make it happen?
- How do we organize the workflow?
- How do we ensure quality?
- How do we stay relevant?
- How do we continue to revise our theoretical framework?
- Who reads our work and why?
- What else can we do?
- Where do we go from here?
ALSO: Join us Friday for a discussion with Sarah Fine from High Tech High Graduate School!