Digital Inclusion at the Intersections: Exploring Self as Agent of Social Justice (77633)

Session Information: Education & Society
Session Chair: Ma. Josephine Therese Emily Teves

Thursday, 28 March 2024 15:00
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 707
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Global implementation of digital technologies has been increasing steadily since the turn of this century. While this transformation has benefitted many sectors, including higher education, equitable access to digital technologies has not been realized. Challenges to work, learning, and civic participation have been particularly acute during the recent pandemic, in both the developed world and in emerging economies. Once dubbed the Digital Divide, relating to access, this issue has been reframed as one of social inclusion. Taking gender as a starting point, in the fall of 2021 I designed an online course that took an intersectional approach to examining the nature of inclusion, and exclusion, on digital platforms such as social media. During the course we examine scholarly, public and policy documents and digital artifacts that both reveal and address this problem, and evaluate digital resources that are inclusive or exclusive. Developing critical autoethnographies is the penultimate assignment, providing the foundation for original podcasts. As a qualitative method, autoethnography encourages students to position and explore their own experiences as cultural actors in a digital world, from which we create podcasts based on inclusive and critical design principles. In this session, through sharing the evolving course design (which I have taught 3 times), we will explore using autoethnographic writing to examine issues of digital inclusion, and to create content for podcasting. Student work from the course will be available.

Katy Campbell, University of Alberta, Canada

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Katy Campbell is a University Administration at University of Alberta in Canada

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