Community Informatics · Social Justice · Teaching · Technology and Society

Should we promote more collaboration among male “things-oriented” coders and female “people-oriented” coders?

Last weekend a now-former Google engineer, James Damore, rattled Silicon Valley when his internal Google memo was made public. I caught up on how this is unfolding in today’s Washington Post Morning Mix post: ‘I’m not a sexist’: Fired Google engineer stands behind controversial memo http://wapo.st/2vRMAOT , by Samantha Schmidt. The article is a valuable read… Continue reading Should we promote more collaboration among male “things-oriented” coders and female “people-oriented” coders?

Community Informatics · Miscellaneous · Syllabi · Teaching

Community Informatics Studio, Summer 2016

Co-instructors: Martin Wolske and Kirstin Phelps Weekly Meeting Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8:30pm, June 14-July 7 Simultaneous Meeting Location: LIS242 and Online Community informatics studio projects have regularly focused on design of programs and space in response to needs and opportunities brought to the class by community partners. For summer, 2016, we’ll zoom out a bit… Continue reading Community Informatics Studio, Summer 2016

Bibliographies · Community Engagement · Community Informatics · Service-Learning · Syllabi · Teaching

Community Engagement, Spring 2016

Here’s the syllabus and link to the bibliography for my spring, 2016, Community Engagement course. The course meets Thursdays from 1:00-3:50pm at the Library and Information Science building, 501 E. Daniel St., Champaign. Thanks to my students from the spring, 2015, course for their invaluable feedback which I have tried to incorporate into this updated… Continue reading Community Engagement, Spring 2016

Community Informatics · Syllabi · Teaching

New Class: Informal Learning Spaces and Pedagogies

I am so excited to share this working draft syllabus, updated 7/21/15, (bibliography posted separately) for a new class I am developing to teach fall 2015. Title: Informal Learning Spaces and Pedagogies Meeting Time: Tuesday, 9-11:50, August 25 – December 8 Meeting Location: Library and Information Science Building, room 341 Prerequisites: none — open to all graduate students… Continue reading New Class: Informal Learning Spaces and Pedagogies

Community Informatics · Education · Syllabi

Summer 2015 Community Informatics Studio: Digital Literacy for ALL Learners

[UPDATE 3/16/16: For those looking for the Summer 2016 syllabus, it’s now online at: https://mwolske.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/community-informatics-studio-summer-2016/] A tinkerer, a traditionalist, and a change agent walk into a center one day… This summer we’ll explore digital literacy programming and informal learning spaces starting from the perspective of a community’s values and goals. What if both the tinkerer —… Continue reading Summer 2015 Community Informatics Studio: Digital Literacy for ALL Learners