Community Informatics · Digital Inclusion · Digital Literacy Reconsidered · Education · Uncategorized

Momentum for Change: Creating a New Critical Sociotechnical Pedagogy for Digital Inclusion and Equity

Here’s the poster and final version of my powerpoint talk, with notes, given this afternoon at the Community Informatics Research Network 2017 conference in Prato, Italy. We’ve been having an invigorating set of conversations between researchers and practitioners in Community Informatics and Community Archiving, seeking to address the special theme: Art as Archive: Archive as Art… Continue reading Momentum for Change: Creating a New Critical Sociotechnical Pedagogy for Digital Inclusion and Equity

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

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

Demystifying Technology · Digital Inclusion · Digital Literacy Reconsidered

Presentation Resources: RNNC Digital Inclusion and the Urgent Need to Reconsider Digital Literacy

The following are resources related to a presentation given on September 30 at the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference, Champaign, IL. RNNC Slides Handout (PDF) RNNC Slides With Notes (PDF) Digital Literacy Reconsidered Handout (PDF) Digital Inclusion, Digital Equity, and a Reconsideration of Digital Literacy Graphic Besides this blog, more information and examples can be found at our… Continue reading Presentation Resources: RNNC Digital Inclusion and the Urgent Need to Reconsider Digital Literacy

Demystifying Technology · Digital Literacy Reconsidered · Social Justice · Teaching · Technology and Society

A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, Part 4: Exercising Agency

Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Prioritizing Skills Part 3: Advancing Agency A couple years back there was a surprising major news story that caught people’s attention: Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent! Stories started coming out about other technology chief executives and venture capitalists who likewise limited or completely blocked access to digital technologies. In… Continue reading A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, Part 4: Exercising Agency