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Digital literacy syllabus

Course design and material that can be used in a course teaching digital literacy.

Living on the range, 2021

A Machadian song about range – from household complexities through the mirror of digital text to the clearing of imagination. Written in the hopes of dreaming up a good new year, together.

Teaching online in 2020: a retrospective

A few notes on (personal) energy conservation for future online course iterations; learning how to use the computing and Schön’s design mindset to show and share beyond the (virtual) classroom. Only one problem discussed pertaining to free software (not mentioned more than once as there is nothing about it I would change).

Coming to programming in 2020: a year's review

Why I began to program in 2020, lessons learned, reading and challenges for the new year…

Let's get digital

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…