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The time and methods that go into my online courses and the free software I use.

Can learning be trolling?

The increasingly digital nature of life in 2020 means that the technically illiterate may be coming to forums. Are the forums prepared?

Networks, Crisitunity

…it is important to promote the idea of networks at this time, to – together – co-create an alternative to the systems theory which is often just another word for cybernetics, which, we remember, is all about control…

Pedagogy of extraneity

The development of the actionable epistemic fluency, relational skills, and critical reflexivity that are consequently understood as much needed today could be integrated into cultural studies courses, alongside the field’s established theoretical trajectory and reflection on first principles. The latter involves consideration of technical vs. non-technical knowledge as well as conceptual problems of inclusion and relevance.

A tool for digital literacy

Link to and reflection on the simple Texpattern CMS theme I made to interlink multiple-user content through key words, related articles, categories, the search function, and links to author pages listing authors’ articles. Designed to promote collaborative, project-based relational learning but could be used for IndieWeb.

The Odyssey of techno-scientific literacies

A current pandemic which has pushed much work online has revealed a lack of literacies in information security, surveillance capitalism, and the unresolved problems of algorithms and control. Yet there is a decades-old tradition of pedagogies that address the complex interactions of the interdisciplinary techno-scientific world…

Design for digital literacy

This post will share the solution I came up with regarding the design of the online component for a course that emphasizes digital literacy. The course is primarily a course on culture and language. By online component, I mean the online space where students find course resources (readings, videos) that is also a space where they can co-create (create their own content as per course prompts).

Teaching digital literacy

In a class environment, students can work together to generate ideas and experience conscientious co-creation. This can be helped by the right guidelines and encouragement.

Why (non-techie) Emacs?

While Emacs is popular for organizing TODOs, in my opinion it is even more powerful as a word tool for a more sustainable writing and documentation practices. And it’s just as great for having fun.

Free Software Foundation 35

Stallman on resisting the status quo and seeking out alternatives to dark tech; current president Knauth on how the community can still get things done even when there are great interpersonal differences, and a link to my contribution…