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Designing the Virtual Campus

Thursday, January 23, 2014
12:00 AM
North Quad Space 2435

From Ubiquity and Telepresence to Banality and Mess

Join Liz Losh of UC San Diego as she talks about technology in educational design.

Instructional technologies are frequently imagined as being new, cheap, light, compact, invisible, and laborsaving. Many envisioning digital “reform” in higher education hope to overturn existing practices and values and to ascend to a realm of pure content delivery unfettered by the petty demands of the material and embodied world. Yet technologies function thanks to platforms that rely on physical constraints and affordances, and they operate in the context of users’ aspirations, desires, and fears regarding regimes of labor and property.

Part of the Feminist Digital Pedagogies series. #FemTechNet

Sponsored by Digital Studies at the University of Michigan, The Department of American Culture, the Department of English, the Vice Provost's Office for Academic Affairs, the Institute for Research on Women & Gender, and the Cohn Fund in the Department of Screen Arts and Culture. Additional supporters to be named at event.