Last week in a class conversation, I made mention of analog and digital. One student paused, and then asked if I could define analog since they weren’t familiar with the term. My response in the moment was to point at my ears, my eyes, and my mouth and its voice box as illustrations of analog… Continue reading The Overbranding of Digital
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
“One of the primary goals educators are tasked with today is to help students become college ready and – even more importantly – career ready.” Paige Johnson, Education Strategist, Intel Corporation, ISTE Board member. Source: Get Active: Reimagining Learning Spaces for Student Success, page 1 “One of the primary missions of education is to prepare… Continue reading Education and Our Future
Collaborative reflections on field notes, data, and experiences within our research team the last couple of weeks have been immensely helpful in bringing to light some key ideas regarding our approach to digital literacy. We refer to the general approach as Demystifying Technology. Demystifying technology is a method that seeks to encourage movement from passive use to co-creation of… Continue reading Demystifying What???
[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