Digital/Networked learning

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.”

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.

Staying sane via IT skill?

  1. The challenges that emerge through the difference between in-person/blended and online teaching.
  2. Reflections on the role of free software in the move towards a digitalized learning experience.

Digital work and the ethic of care

How do we design for an ethic of care in digital work if we know that “care” is not a “problem” that can be categorically solved?

What are we? Where are we going?

This post begins and ends with quotes by artist Paul Gauguin and contemplates where we are headed in this postdigital year of 2022 if we are to champion the freedom of “the human resource”.
The post explores what can be learned from others about the problems that challenge self-actualization. It ends by considering my book project on this topic and asks readers three questions about programming.

Happy 2022: Points for systems resonance

2021 was a year of polarization and increased impacts by digitalization on culture. This post presents ‘points of resonance’ (Dartur 2020) to inspire transitions towards improvement at this time of continued change in the so-called knowledge age.