[Themaintainers] edtech and maintenance: request for readings

Nathan Schneider nathan.schneider at Colorado.EDU
Wed Feb 20 14:24:06 EST 2019

This is very exciting. Together with Erin Glass at UCSD, I'm working on building an online wiki directory of "ethical edtech" (ethicaledtech.info), focused on free, open source, often self-hostable, non-surveillance tools. We'd love to work with others on organizing edit-a-thons to populate and promote the directory. It might even be fun to integrate into a course.

I'd also love any input about how themes of maintenance might fit into such a directory. Like metrics of active maintenace in git repos? To me this is an important pedagogical need.


Nathan Schneider
Assistant Professor, Media Studies
University of Colorado Boulder 

On February 20, 2019 11:21:13 AM MST, Carole Turley Voulgaris <caroleturley at ucla.edu> wrote:
>Have you seen the book *Teaching Naked* by Jose Antonio Bowen?
>The author advocates for using less technology (e.g. slide
>in the classroom and a lot more technology (e.g. podcasts, social
>media) to
>engage with students outside of scheduled class times.
>On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 9:52 AM Tom Okie <wtokie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Apologies if I've missed an earlier discussion of educational
>> on this list, but I'm in the process of developing a list of
>> readings/viewings for a course I teach called "Technology for
>> and History Educators," mostly to practicing teachers. I take a broad
>> of technology in the course (we talk about blackboards and codices as
>> as digital tech), and we'll be reading Larry Cuban's *Oversold and
>> Underused: Computers in the Classroom*, and some of Audrey Watters'
>> writing on edtech.
>> Anyway, I'd be eager to hear if anyone has other suggestions for
>> that might teach well, including pieces that praise edtech, promise
>> innovation and disruption, or address maintenance problems in
>> Thanks,
>> Tom Okie
>> Kennesaw State University
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>*Carole Turley Voulgaris*
>Doctoral alumna
>UCLA Department of Urban Planning
>caroleturley at ucla.edu
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