Digital Literacy Reconsidered · Social Justice

Digital Literacy as a Social Justice Skill

May through September, 2016, I wrote a set of blog posts regarding digital literacy, starting with A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, and continuing with Part 2: Prioritizing Skills, Part 3: Advancing Agency, and Part 4: Exercising Agency. I also gave several talks, had the article A Radical Reconsideration of Digital Literacy published in issue 36 of Information… Continue reading Digital Literacy as a Social Justice Skill

Gardening

2017 Summer Challenges at Wolske Urban Farm

Jim Angel’s latest post regarding “Dryness Across Illinois” is helping to shed light on some of the challenges we’re seeing so far this summer on the Wolske Urban Farm. As a result of the below-normal rainfall, crops and vegetation have had to rely more heavily on soil moisture to grow. This is causing a rapid depletion of soil… Continue reading 2017 Summer Challenges at Wolske Urban Farm

Demystifying Technology · Digital Inclusion · Digital Literacy Reconsidered · Reflections

Summer Explorations: Random Thoughts Related to Digital Inclusion

When summers go well, they end up less about specific, urgent to do’s, and more about random thoughts fostering summer explorations, and ultimately new avenues towards social justice. Here are some random thoughts related to digital inclusion coming from notes, papers, books, and conversations hanging out in my office… Digital Inclusion and Equity is part… Continue reading Summer Explorations: Random Thoughts Related to Digital Inclusion

Syllabi

Syllabus, Fall 2017 IS451: Introduction to Networked Information Systems

Instructor: Martin Wolske: mwolske@illinois.edu (preferred contact method); 217-840-7434 (mobile) Office Hours: TBD Course Description: Hands-on introduction to social+technical information systems for use in information environments. The course steps students through choosing, installing, and managing computer hardware and operating systems, as well as networking hardware and software. The course also explores alternatives for administering IT and… Continue reading Syllabus, Fall 2017 IS451: Introduction to Networked Information Systems