Digital/Networked learning

Emacsconf2021: Dialogic learning how to learn through the Emacs tool

I can think of very few contexts in this hurried ‘great reset’ (to assume the urgency of Schwab & Malleret 2020) where we have the reflective/reflexive privilege to focus on the meaning/ethos of our digital tools. Such an opportunity is thanks to the EmacsConf2021 organizers and support team.

EmacsConf2021: Emacs as design pattern learning

This updated post links to my EmacsConf2021 talk.

Transnational courses

Slides for a transnational course proposal.

Digital networks and literacy syllabus 2021

The course design seeks to take a critical approach to the interrelation of technology, science, and society (cf. Latour 1987) while promoting a diversity of imaginable types of interactivity (Koole and Gulson in Gourlay, L., Rodríguez-Illera, J.L. et al. 2021) and playing with formality (Caillet in Andler & Guerry 2007).

A back-to-school/GTD Emacs journey

This post is a beginner’s continued journey to Emacs (mostly org-mode) and discusses: programming as a journey, Beamer for PDF control, mind map tools (metaphors for programmers!), using org-capture to plug-and-play, using Websters, advanced table export, and a little more.

Free Software and philosophy

This paper explores the threat of the erasure of knowledge, which Stiegler (2018) sees as characteristic of the Anthropocene, and which is understood in this paper as an educational concern with respect to our shared understanding and use of digital tools. The problem of the ‘bringing forth’ of knowledge is related to Heideggerian (1977 [1949]) poeisis. But where Heidegger lacked the courage to act, Stiegler raised the question of how to act and live care-fully, through neganthropic pharmakon as provisional treatment in the disautomatization of individual and collective production and consumption.

How to survive disruption?

The future belongs to those who are capable of producing a new theory of becoming and of creation of bifurcations into becoming creating futures – Bernard Stiegler

21st Century relational backgrounding for technical and professional communication

A link to my AELFE-TAPP2021 conference paper.
It outlines how my courses include a backgrounding in the social and material contexts of students as well as the contexts of technical and professional content, which together cater to the development of 21st century skills.

On Cyber Utopia...

What will the place of the human being be in a world increasingly dominated by abstract machines and logic? – Philippe Quéau, former head of the French National Audiovisual Institute

Teaching and learning to co-create

Presenting a book I co-edited and collaborated on that evolved out of the experience of several international multi-lingual networked projects conducted from a less constructivist teaching milieu. The book asks what it is that we learn if our purpose is to learn how to bring out the best in each other’s voices and collaborative action. We were lucky enough to have this opportunity to be so idealistically-directed.

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