The Digital Learning Cafe

Tuesday, April 30, 2019:  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The registration period has closed for this event.


How do you use digital tools to collaborate and share ideas? What technologies best support your learning? How do you curate web-based learning resources to support your coursework? This session will be a “knowledge cafe”* designed to encourage students to think about these questions and explore digital tools that might be used to enhance learning. Facilitated conversation will encourage students to share knowledge of their preferred digital tools and how they are used to support their coursework here at Colgate. Through a series of brief demonstrations of example tools, facilitators will guide students to think critically about the technology they use to study and complete assignments. An open collection of tools will be made available as a shared resource.

*A knowledge cafe - small facilitated conversations and lightning round demos of digital tools for knowledge sharing. Students are strongly encouraged to bring their devices: laptops, smartphones, tablets. (Chromebooks are available to borrow at the ITS Help Desk.)



Session Outcomes


  • Understand how to cultivate a personal learning network of digital tools for use outside of class

  • Find out about new digital tools to support learning

Target Audience


Workshop Length

1 hour plus 30 minutes for Q&A



  • Brief demonstrations of digital tools to support learning (e.g. Padlet, Diigo)

  • Small group “show and tell” demonstrations and discussions of preferred digital tools (apps, websites, etc.)

  • Facilitated discussion and reflection of the use of technology to support learning outside of class


Christine Moskell
Instructional Designer

Jeffrey Nugent
Director of Learning and Applied Innovation

Additional Resources

Students will gain access to a “digital bulletin board” of tools shared and discussed during the session.

Registration open through 4/30/2019 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Learning & Applied Innovation Lounge (355 Case-Geyer)


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