This was a fascinating session run by The Fourchettes collective, with a focus on un-block-boxing, thinking about it through axes of power, and by recognising spaces of invisibility (and the importance of preparing them). It was facilitated by Alison Harvey (University of Leicester, United Kingdom), Mary Elizabeth Luka (York University, Canada), Jessalynn Keller (University of … Continue reading AoIR2016: Bending
The Creating Knowledge session opened with Julian Unkel and Alexander Haas' work on 'Credibility and Search Engines. The Effects of Source Reputation, Neutrality and Social Recommendations on the Selection of Search Engine Results.' Using a model of search engine results they added different credibility cues, including markers of the reputation of the source, neutrality of … Continue reading AoIR16 Day 3: Creating Knowledge and Design
Today when I logged into Facebook I got a message letting me know that I was banned from posting any content for the next 24 hours. Another contributor from a group I help to moderate had posted 'inappropriate content' and so all moderators for that group were temporarily locked from posting to Facebook at all. … Continue reading Teaching on Facebook and content restrictions
Recently, professors at a San Jose State refused to use a lecture series by Michael Sandel at their university: it's well worth reading their explanation of this decision. After a long and somewhat frustrating discussion about this, I think it's worth teasing out some of the issues surrounding MOOCs. Much of this draws on the … Continue reading MOOCs: thinking about context
There's was an interesting debate about referencing over on the OUA Coffee Shop page on Facebook recently. I didn't have time to participate, since my recent datapocalype* meant I had to remark a heap of papers. I also feel a little uncomfortable participating in, or even reading, debates in what I think of as "student … Continue reading Why reference?