Technology as a Tool for Social Justice

Publication Year:
2012
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Repository URL:
https://vc.bridgew.edu/edtech/2012/sessions/19
Author(s):
Boutwell, Laura; Larocque, Madonna; Maloney, Steve; Struble, Elise
artifact description
Co-presented by faculty and students at Bridgewater State University, this session considers the role of technology as a tool to advance social justice. The session will be structured among three themes: research related to technology as a tool of social justice, student experiences with online course assignments, and observations about student learning. Students will discuss their experiences with social work course assignments, including a semester blog related to community activism, an online activism day, a capstone project related to diversity and oppression, and an independent study connecting technology with craftivism (craft + activism). The session will conclude with observations and concrete tools to equip educators and to advance social justice work in online learning contexts.