FemTechNet (# FemTechNet ). Distributed Digital Pedagogies: Collaborating Across Difference T.L. Cowan @ AgingSupermodel The New School Presentation link: http://tlcowan.net/?p= 716 Aug 14, 2014 - Digital Pedagogies Institute, UTSC #DigPed14 Presentation:. Introduction to FemTechNet.
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Distributed Digital Pedagogies: Collaborating Across Difference
T.L. Cowan @AgingSupermodel
The New School
Presentation link: http://tlcowan.net/?p=716
Aug 14, 2014 - Digital Pedagogies Institute, UTSC #DigPed14
The FemTechNet DOCC rests on a pedagogical framework that we identify as “cyberfeminist.” For the past twenty years, cyberfeminists have worked diligently on projects to provide broader access to technology for women in diverse global contexts. They have developed strategies to transformWeb 2.0
environments into generative spaces for dialogue by drawing on feminist theories in the creation of new digital applications and web places, to focus explicitly on the quality of interaction among web users and the creation of infrastructures of synchronouslearning.
This cluster of courses draws on the experiences of cyberfeminist teachers, scholars and artists who have worked to develop skills and literacies of traditionally marginalized groups such as women and people of color and people working from the underresourced majority world. (FTN Whitepaper: 4)
“Like the theoretical and activist frames by the same name, cyberfeminist pedagogy would attend to the ways in which digital technologies both subvert and reinscribe gender, race, and other corporeal hierarchies in virtual space; it would be attentive to the productive and ironic play of cyberfeminist activism and theory. But cyberfeminist pedagogy would also commit to the tenets of feminist pedagogy such as ethics of care, community-based curriculum, collaboration, and embodied praxis.”
Transforming Higher Education with Distributed Open Collaborative Courses (DOCCs):
Feminist Pedagogies and Networked Learning
FemTechNet White Paper Committee
femtechnet.org | September 30, 2013
FemTechNet White Paper Committee:
Diego (Committee Chair)
Anne Balsamo & Alexandra Juhasz“An Idea Whose Time Has Come: FemTechNet– A Distributed Online Collaborative Course (DOCC)”
Who, what, how?
Distributed Open Collaborative Course
“A DOCC is different from a MOOC in that it doesn’t deliver a centralized singular syllabus to all the participants. Rather it organizes around a central topic,” said Balsamo in an article this week in Inside Higher Ed. “It recognizes that, based on deep feminist pedagogical commitments, expertise is distributed throughout all the participants in a learning activity, and does not just reside with one or two individuals”
Each DOCC 2014-15 will:
– collaborations across difference
“Collaborations in Feminism & Technology”
Committees & Working Groups (aka Feminist Organizing)
Facebook - (closed group)https://www.facebook.com/groups/654637111295438/
Schedule - http://femtechnet.newschool.edu/blog/notes-for-ftnsummer-workshop/
Collaborative notes - (etherpad > google doc)http://femtechnet.newschool.edu/blog/schedule-for-day-3-ftnsummer/
FemTechNet Chair of Experimental Pedagogies
School of Media Studies
Lecturer - Culture & Media, Eugene Lang College The New School
Long link: http://tlcowan.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Cowan_FTN_DigPed-2014_UTSC1.pptx