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I have this 530 pages book from 1964 called Manners (Berkling, L. A. Et al). If you ever in a social situation feel insecure, you can consult this book and you will learn all about the right manner in appearance, communication, behaviour etc. There is a chapter on how to use the telephone, where you […]
My fellow teachers have often asked me why I am so keen on designing and teaching online courses. To me it’s about flexibility, access, inclusion and 21st century working life skills. After all, digitalization is what allowed me to complete my master’s degree fully online while having a full time lecturer position at the university, […]
In the classic text: Power, technology and the phenomenology of conventions: on being allergic to onions. Susan Lee Star shows how it is more difficult for MacDonald’s NOT to put onions on a burger than to do so. Standardization is to give preference to certain actions at the expense of others. For those who are … Continue reading Digital literacy and power
Knowledge is to sort, select, and discard. Therefore, what is included and excluded is always a matter of power. How does it affect what we see as digital literacy (and not)?
What is digital literacy? In my opinion, digital literacy is the ability to navigate and use the digital tools and search engines at our disposal. An example would be to search for information in google. I could search for weather for the next week, using this information to make sure I’m dressed accordingly. The ability […]
When I started working at University as an academic librarian, I had a knowledge and skill of information literacy. I taught how to search information, how to evaluate and how to use it accordingly. I could not use technology (online platforms) to teac...
Blogging is not completely new to me. In fact, I have been blogging for approximately 8 years, on and off, in two different blogs. This is, however, my first blog post within the scope of the ”open networked learning” international pedagogical course for higher education teachers. The topic we are focusing on this week is […]
I realize that I am brought up in the tradition of knowledge where learning and expressing knowledge is somewhat different processes. Learning privately before expressing it publicity. The ONL course challenges this by encouraging expressing the not yet known publicitly. I look forward to learn to express what I don’t already know together with my […]
I was starting to think about my online representation. I have been on the web since mid 1990s. That indicates some traces of me on the web. And there is, I’ll get back on that. Thinking about online traces, I started Googling. I have worked in the fie...
This is a reflection on Topic one: literacies to survive and thrive in the digital age (aka my so-called digital presence and my everyday experience of the messy entanglements of digital and analogue practices) Let me briefly present an ordinary morning in my life: 07:52 My day starts (I sleep in as my kids are … Continue reading Where is my flying car?
Starting to work with a new group of people is always exciting: you never know what is going to happen as people with different backgrounds, personalities and preferences for working are put together. When this work is put to an online environment, it can be even more challenging, especially if you haven’t even met all […]
I am Deodatus SabasAssistant librarian/lecturer at Muhimbili Univrsity of Health and Allied Sciences.I have masters degree in information scienceTeaches Information and learning Technologies to  first year undergraduate studentsTrains faculty and...
What an interesting week this has been. I’ve joined the open network learning (ONL) course this week and have been assigned to a problem based learning (PBL) group consisting of 8 members from different parts of the world. I attended one webinar and two of the three group meetings and got to meet most of […]
cecililieau:I attended Høstkonferansen (The autumn Conference) in beautiful Tromsø for a couple of days this week. I had a wonderful opportunity to do some real time f2f networking. That was wonderful, so many familiar faces, but also nice new acquaint...
I attended Høstkonferansen (The autumn Conference) in beautiful Tromsø for a couple of days this week. I had a wonderful opportunity to do some real time f2f networking. That was wonderful, so many familiar faces, but also nice new acquaintances. I was...