I feel like I am in the middle of a story and it’s impossible to tell what I have learnt through the ONL course right now—it’s only confusion. Honestly, this course has been challenging and quite frustrating at times. But also, challenging in a good way and inspiring. The design and software logistics of this … Continue reading Topic 5. Lesson learnt? →
The NMC 2019 Horizon Report states a need to ‘rethinking the practice of teaching’ in a soon to come future. Already in early 1980s the science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke said “Any teacher who can be replaced by a machine should be”, this much-repeated statement is often used to stress the need for technological … Continue reading Topic 4: Design for online and blended learning: working with resistance and queer failure. →
The key to understand the world is the ability to learn, this is at the core of human and as well non-human systems (such as artificial intelligence). Currently, automatic and intelligent systems are ubiquitous in everyday activities and can be seen as a form of algorithmic outsourcing, but also new forms of collaborative learning enabling … Continue reading Topic 3: Network of what? Human and non-human collaborative learning communities →
Media literacy, digital literacy, digital skills or competences (or even AI-literacy) – whatever you wish to call them, seems to be everyone’s favorite solution. But what is the problem these skills are a solution to? Maybe you have heard the PISA study – that is the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment. Every three years … Continue reading Skills for open learning →
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)?
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? →
sticker from CrimethInc from the 90s, meant to be pasted on telephone booths