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People are the software

We are far from fully understanding as a social body how it is that 1s and 0s relate to our lives, to real-life effect. This post, elaborating a point to be made in an upcoming conference/chapter, focuses only on the problem; the solution is the focus of my book, in progress.

Re-presencing the postdigital trace

This post shares my NLC2022 conference presentation on Re-presencing the Digital Trace in Networked Learning Design and explains how it is related to the interdisciplinary book I have been working on for the past two years. The post begins with an autoethnographic narrative of the book’s progress before outlining some of its key ideas. It concludes with the NLC2022 presentation.

Digital tools are for thinking together

“In the online classroom, questions should be raised about how to select digital tools and why, whether the tools create user-centric features or lock users into systems they have no control over; whether surveillance influences free speech, and how to assemble a set of digital tools that users feel brings out the best in themselves and in others.”

Configuring an OS environment: An intro to Debian + GNU Guix

This is an anecdotal post on how I found myself installing GNU Guix on Sunday, even though my OS competence is such that installing Debian was a little challenge. The moral of this story is: moving towards software freedom even for the non-expert gives so many customizable options that I hope more people will talk about and experience this freedom.

Pandemos Diaries

The content of this post began when I asked myself, friends, and acquaintances what might be worth sharing about what we are learning from the pandemic. Can we find catharsis, together?

Design considerations for digital learning

I am interested in exploring further the choices we have in the design of digital knowledge and how it is shared. The ability to leverage this potential, however, is limited by the problem of digital literacy, which not only involves more skills than what we mean by “just” literacy, but also requires greater literacy, e.g. through the ability to navigate and evaluate information.
This post sketches out some of the “extra” considerations. It is in rough note form and is being shared for dialogic purposes, to have something to point to in conversation.

Teaching and tools for digital freedom (with video link)

This post contains a link to my LibrePlanet2022 video and discusses the reasoning behind it, including how I came to build a “free as in freedom” teaching tool on the shoulders of GNU-licensed textpattern.

Relative harmony, experience, and digtal tools in networked learning

The updated audio teaser for my presentation at the 13th International Conference on Networked Learning (NLC2022). It is inspired by Christopher Alexander’s remark that, “As architects, builders, and artists, we are called upon constantly—every moment of the working day—to make judgments about relative harmony. We are constantly trying to make decisions about what is better and what is worse…”

LibrePlanet talk: Digital freedom as pattern learning for life

This is to announce my LibrePlanet 2022 talk on considering digital freedom in the learning environment of the classroom and in life. It will explore teaching components that can be used to introduce free software in the classroom and consider how free software can be a ‘surprising’ learning model in response to big data.