OU Create

In an increasingly digital and social networked world many graduate students can miss professional opportunities by limiting their participation in traditional professional pathways. Often times graduate students have elements of their professional work and identify in singular, often disconnected spaces (binders, folders, conference presentations, publications, etc.) that can often limit the richness and depth of one’s work. This initiative is designed to support graduate students in moving to an online identity by owning their own domain.

Digital pedagogy and scholarship takes a broader view of teaching, research and service than traditional means. A digital domain integrates the values of a graduate student with those of the discipline, department, institution though digital elements and reflective narrative explicitly addressing the integration of values beyond the local environment. Students involved in this initiative will be contributing to the evolving nature of digital pedagogy through scholarship.

This initiative is designed explicitly to provide resources and support for all OU graduate students to develop their own domain. To incentivize this process, graduate students are provided with their own domain and web hosting  to develop/refine a professional online presence ranging anywhere from an online CV/E-portfolio to a developmental space to explore digital pedagogy and scholarship, to an alternative class space online. We are accepting all levels of technology proficiency. What’s more, we also encourage those who already have sites to apply in order to continue to develop out their online presence.

OU Create : A University Graduate Student Initiative includes:

  1. Successful completion of Eventbrite form
  2. Attending all six cohort weekly, one-hour workshops.
  3. Participation in workshop conversations and completing assigned readings.
  4. Developing a narrative that explores digital scholarship and the initiative goals.
  5. Participating in virtual conversations about digital scholarship and the graduate student initiative along with commenting on others’ virtual contributions.

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