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The Digital Library Federation’s Digital Library Pedagogy group is partnering with FemTechNet to develop a DOCC (distributed open collaborative course) on 'Legal issues for multimodal scholarship & pedagogy.' The idea for this DOCC emerged from the What’s on the Digital Library Pedagogy Menu? working lunch at the 2016 Digital Library Federation Forum.

What's a DOCC?

A DOCC is a Distributed Open Collaborative Course. It represents a feminist retooling of the popular genre of networked learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

Key principles of a DOCC:

  • Recognizes and engages expertise distributed throughout a network
  • Affirms that there are many ways and methods of learning
  • Embodies collaborative peer-to-peer communication modes and learning activities
  • Respects diversity, specificity, and differences among people and in bandwidth across networks
  • Encourages the collaborative creation of an historical archive
  • Enacts a collaborative experiment in the use of online pedagogies

For more information, see What is a DOCC? on FemTechNet's website.

Who's the Audience?

The target audience includes both librarians and disciplinary scholars and graduate students interested in creating multimodal scholarship or cultivating their students as creators of digital scholarship.

What's the Curriculum?

The DOCC will consist of four modules:

  • What is Multimodal Scholarship?
  • Copyright
  • Privacy
  • Accessibility

Each module will include a podcast episode interviewing experts and practitioners on the module's topic. These episodes will be hosted and produced by DOCC coordinators.

For more info, view our DOCC curriculum outline in Google Docs and our DOCC group library in Zotero.

Who Will Contribute Expertise to the Curriculum?

  • Composition & rhetoric scholars and people who publish in e.g. Kairos
  • Digital media & communication scholars
  • Legal experts (such as scholarly communication librarians or university counsel) on intellectual property, privacy, security, FERPA, etc.
  • Librarians who have partnered with disciplinary faculty to create multimodal scholarship and/or pedagogy

How Can I Get Involved?

  • Comment on the DOCC curriculum outline in Google Docs. We welcome feedback and suggestions for learning outcomes, learning strategies, and people to interview for each podcast episode!
  • Contribute resources to the DOCC group library in Zotero. Within the library there are folders for each module.

What's the Timeline?

The DOCC project is currently on hiatus. The wiki will be updated when a new timeline has been identified.

Who’s Coordinating?