Wednesday, September 25, 2013

2013 EDU: Minerva discussion group on feminism and technology, Sept. 29 - Dec. 8

Minerva discussion group on feminism and technology
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Discussion group at Minerva
  • A new kind of course 
  • Sept. 29 - Dec. 8
  • taught by 15 institutions of higher learning
  • theme of feminism and technology
  • the general public is welcome to participate 
  • through independent collaborative groups
  • You can join a discussion group in Second Life
  • meeting on Sundays at 2 pm 
  • to discuss the weekly themes of the course
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Information provided by Ellie Brewster.  She will lead the discussions.
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 A discussion group revolving around the FemTechNet Distributed Open Collaborative Course on feminism and new technologies   More information can be found on the website: 
Dialogues on Feminism and Technology
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Times:
  • Sundays at 2pm Eastern Daylight/Standard Time 
  • ( 11 am Pacific, 7pm GMT). 
  • Check the Minerva OSU Calendar for cancellations or date changes.
Location

TOPICS:
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With the approval of the group, we will follow the weekly video dialogues that accompany the course:   Video Dialogues: Topics & Schedule
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Other suggestions for topics are welcome.
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WHO CAN JOIN:
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Anyone can join the discussion; however, there will be a weekly limit of 35. If you cannot gain access to the classroom, it will be because the room is full. If you are interested in leading a second discussion group at a different time, please let me know.
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HOW TO JOIN:
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For inclusion in the e-mailing list (no more than one e-mail per week), and membership in the Second Life group (necessary for admission), please send a request to this address; 
elliebrewster@gmail.com
with DOCC Mailing List  in the subject line. Please include your avatar name.
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Background
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Blog by Ellie Brewster: Exploring the virtual classroom
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FemTechNet, a network of feminist scholars and educators, is launching a new model for online learning at 15 higher education institutions this fall. 
  • expertise distributed among participants in diverse institutional contexts
  • the active participation of all kinds of learners
The participating institutions range from small liberal arts colleges to major research institutions. They include: 
  • Bowling Green University, 
  • Brown University, 
  • California Polytechnic State University, 
  • Colby-Sawyer College, 
  • CUNY, Macaulay Honors College 
  • Lehman College (CUNY), 
  • The New School, 
  • Ohio State University, 
  • Ontario College of Art and Design, 
  • Pennsylvania State University, 
  • Pitzer College, 
  • Rutgers University, 
  • University of California San Diego, 
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 
  • Yale University.
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