13 octobre 2013

What's Up with FemTechNet's DOCC? A Lot!

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/Small/hastac-icon.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. I just spent a delightful half hour lost in the FemTechNet site---and hope you will too!    Built on a Commons in a Box site, the website is filled with great information, resources, and ideas for you to try in your own courses: femtechnet.newschool.edu.
If you haven't been following this exciting project, many feminists in technology studies, gender studies, and media studies are teaching courses and offering webinars this year, with a public interface as well as with an ability to communicate across the institutions so students in one class can talk to those in others.  It's inspiring as a model for how to connect students to the issues that most shape their future. More...

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21 août 2013

Feminist Digital Initiative Challenges Universities’ Race for MOOCs

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/Small/docc-sq_0.jpgBy HASTAC Admin. FemTechNet, a network of feminist scholars and educators, is launching a new model for online learning at 15 higher education institutions this fall. The DOCC, or Distributed Open Collaborative Course,is a new approach to collaborative learning and an alternative to MOOCs, the massive open online course model that proponents claim will radicalize twenty-first century higher education. FemTechNet’sfirst DOCC course, “Dialogues on Feminism and Technology,” will launch fall 2013.
The DOCC model for 21st-century higher education recognizes and is built on the understanding that expertise is distributed throughout a network, among participants in diverse institutional contexts. This model explicitly departs from the typical MOOC approach organized around the delivery of information from an “expert” faculty (or a pair of instructors) to the uninformed "masses." The organization of a DOCC emphasizes learning collaboratively in a digital age by enabling the active participation of all kinds of learners (as teachers, as students, as media-makers, as activists, as trainers, as members of various publics and/or social groups). By virtue of its reach across institutions and learning sites, the DOCC also enables the extension of classroom experience beyond the walls, physical or virtual, of a single institution.

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