Practicum in Experimental Networked Learning Design
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDS 5292
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course provides students the opportunity to actively participate in the creation of a Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC), focusing on the topic of "Dialogues on Feminism and Technology." Students enrolled in this course will join an activated network of scholars, artists, and students (called FemTechNet) working together to address the collaborative nature of learning in a digital age. Instructors at fifteen universities and colleges will participate in the DOCC 2013. The experiment has been created as an alternative genre of MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), to demonstrate the innovative process of feminist thinking that engages issues of networked infrastructures for learning, learner-centered pedagogies, collaborative knowledge creation, and transformational practices of design and media making. The core, shared content of the course consists of 10 Video Dialogues that feature discussions among prominent and innovative thinkers and artists who address the question of technology through feminist frameworks. The course will also share a pedagogical activity called “Storming Wikipedia,” designed to write women and feminist scholarship of science and technology back into our web-based cultural archives. Each student will not only take part in the design and implementation of this first iteration of the DOCC, they will also choose how they will contribute to the project based on their individual research interests.
Open to Graduate students.