Facilitators: Lisa Nakamura, Anne Balsamo, Liz Losh
Co-Instructors: Veronica Paredes
Subtopics: Race, Gender, Sexuality, Feminist Pedagogy, Praxis of Networking and Mentoring
Design Touchstone: Wisdom Is Created Through Discussions Over Differences
Goals / Topics:
- The Dialogic Creation of Knowledge
- Networking Across Differences
- Infrastructuring Equity, Access, and Participation
- Students will be able to articulate the importance of addressing matters of diversity in the creation of online courses
- Students will be able to discuss the topic of “microaggressions” in the classroom, and select appropriate responses to avoid and neutralized such actions
- Students will understand the creation and design of a DOCC as a new genre of networked course
- Students will be able create a collection of distributed resources for a specialized topic-based online course
- Students will learn how to structure a wikipedia authoring exercise for a specialized topic-based online course
- Live Dialogue: Liz Losh, moderated by Lisa Nakamura
- Talking point: 3 things to have teachers think about when designing courses to be delivered on the web: How NOT to be sexist and racist when designing web-based courses!
- Framing Video #1: Video Dialogue on “Race” with Lisa Nakamura for DOCC 2013: Dialogues on Feminism and Technology
- Case Study #1: FemTechNet’s DOCC: “Dialogues on Feminism and Technology”
- Aims of FemTechNet
- DOCC 2013 organization, process, and outcomes
- Critical DOCC pedagogies:
- Keyword Videos
- Object Exchange
- Feminist Mapping
- Selfie Network
- Learning Games
- Framing Video #2: Video Dialogue on “Wikistorming” with Jacquie Wernimont and Adrianne Wadewitz moderated by Jade Ulrich
- Weekly Make #1:
- Wikistorming (facilitated by Veronica Paredes)
- How To: Video / Resources on Wikistorming
- Connected Courses Wikistorming Exercise
- Wikistorming (facilitated by Veronica Paredes)
- Weekly Newsletter = New Materials posted on FemTechNet Digest Magazine
Reading / Background Material:
- “Beyond MOOC Hype,” by Ry Rivard, Inside Higher Education
- “An Open Letter to Professor Michael Sandel from the Philosophy Department at San Jose State University.”
- FemTechNet White Paper: Transforming Higher Education with Distributed Open Collaborative Courses (DOCCs): Feminist Pedagogies and Networked Learning (September, 2013)
- Document on Accessibility by Stephanie Rosen and the FemTechNet Accessibility Committee
- FemTechNet Magazine, ed. by Anne Balsamo
- Video: How to Tell Someone They Sound Racist by Jay Smooth
- Website: http://femtechnet.org/
- Selections from:
- The War on Learning, (MIT Press), Liz Losh
- A Pedagogy for Original Synners, Anne Balsamo & Steve Anderson
- A Work of Feminist Technocultural Innovation: Creating an Alternative Genre of MOOC, Anne Balsamo
- From Adrianne Wadewitz’s HASTAC blog:
- James Gleick, “Wikipedia’s Women Problem,” The New York Review of Books (4/29/13)
- Amanda Filipacchi, “Wikipedia’s Sexism Toward Female Novelists,” New York Times Opinion (4/24/13)
- Sue Gardner, “New York Times prompts a flurry of coverage of Wikipedia’s gender gap,” Sue Gardner’s Blog (1/31/11)
- Noam Cohen, “Define Gender Gap? Look Up Wikipedia’s Contributor List,” The New York Times (1/30/11)
- FemTechNet Commons: Papers, Videos
- Carolyn Shrewbsury, “What is Feminist Pedagogy?”Women’s Studies Quarterly, 1993
Adeline Koh, “Who’s Afraid of Online Education?” collection on Medium.com
Bibliography of Useful Resources about sexism, racism, and harrassment in online environments
- Balsamo, Anne Marie. Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work. Durham [NC]: Duke University Press, 2011.
- Blanchette, Jean-Francois, and Deborah G. Johnson. Data Retention and the Panopticon Society: The Social Benefits of Forgetfulness. SSRN Scholarly Paper. Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network, November 22, 1998. http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=140048.
- boyd, danah. It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, 2014.
- Citron, Danielle Keats. Hate Crimes in Cyberspace. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2014.
- Coleman, Beth. Hello Avatar Rise of the Networked Generation. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2011.
- Creative Interventions Tool Kit for addressing violence without the police http://www.creative-interventions.org/tools/toolkit/
- Daniels, Jessie. Cyber Racism: White Supremacy Online and The New Attack on Civil Rights. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2009.
- Davis, Simone Weil, and Barbara Sherr Roswell. Turning Teaching inside out: A Pedagogy of Transformation for Community-Based Education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- Dibbell, Julian. “Julian Dibbell » A Rape in Cyberspace,” 1998. http://www.juliandibbell.com/articles/a-rape-in-cyberspace/.
- Duggan, Maeve. “Online Harassment.” Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Accessed October 27, 2014. http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/10/22/online-harassment/.
- Englander, Elizabeth K. Bullying and Cyberbullying: What Every Educator Needs to Know. Cambridge: Harvard Education Press, 2013.
- Fox, D. L, and C Fleischer. “Beginning Words: Toward ‘Brave Spaces’ in English Education.” English Education. 37, no. 1 (2004): 3–4.
- Fron, Janine, Tracy Fullerton, Jacquelyn Ford Morie, and Celia Pearce. “The Hegemony of Play,” 2007, 309–18.
- Gajjala, Radhika, and Yeon Ju Oh. Cyberfeminism 2.0. New York: Peter Lang Pub., 2012.
- Gurak, Laura. Cyberliteracy: Navigating the Internet with Awareness. New Haven, CT: Yale University, 2003.
- Hardwick, J. “A Safe Space for Dangerous Ideas; A Dangerous Space for Safe Thinking”Hybrid Pedagogy, 2014, http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/journal/safe-space-dangerous-ideas-dangerous-space-safe-thinking/
- Hinduja, Sameer K. and Justin W. Patchin. Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying. 2nd Ed.Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2015.
- hooks, bell. Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. New York: Routledge, 1994.
- Kim, Dorothy, and Eunsong Kim. “The #TwitterEthics Manifesto.” Model View Culture, April 7, 2014. http://modelviewculture.com/pieces/the-twitterethics-manifesto.
- Levmore, Saul, and Martha Craven Nussbaum. The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, and Reputation. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2010.
- Losh, Elizabeth. “Bodies in Classrooms: Feminist Dialogues on Technology, Part I.” DML Central. Accessed September 2, 2012. http://dmlcentral.net/blog/liz-losh/bodies-classrooms-feminist-dialogues-technology-part-i.
- ———. “Learning from Failure: Feminist Dialogues on Technology, Part II.” DMLcentral, August 9, 2012. http://dmlcentral.net/blog/liz-losh/learning-failure-feminist-dialogues-technology-part-ii.
- ———. “Recasting the Bullying Narrative.” DML Central: Digital Media and Learning, September 25, 2014. http://dmlcentral.net/blog/liz-losh/recasting-bullying-narrative.
- McMillan Cottom, Tressie. “The Twitter Facts of Life.” Tressiemc. Accessed October 29, 2014. http://tressiemc.com/2014/09/04/the-twitter-facts-of-life
- Nakamura, Lisa. Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet. New York: Routledge, 2002.
- ———. Digitizing Race Visual Cultures of the Internet. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=220871.
- Nakamura, Lisa, and Peter Chow-White. Race after the Internet. New York: Routledge, 2012.
- Technology and Confidentiality Resources Toolkit http://tools.nnedv.org//
- Turkle, Sherry. Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other. New York: Basic Books, 2011.
- Tynes, Brendesha. “Internet Safety Gone Wild? Sacrificing the Educational and Psychosocial Benefits of Online Social Environments.” Journal of Adolescent Research. 22:6, 2007, 575-584.
- Warnick, Barbara. Critical Literacy in a Digital Era: Technology, Rhetoric, and the Public Interest. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 2002.