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Indie EdTech and the Digital
Humanities
Adam Croom
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Hi, I’m a practitioner.
@acroom
Technologies-in-practice through
Philosophies-in-practice
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Philosophies of Education - Zinn (1990)
Philosophy Purpose
Liberal To develop intellectual powers of the mind; to ...
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Determinist Positions
on the Philosophy of Technology
1. Uses determinism – all technologies are neutral
tools or ...
@acroom
Kanuka (2008)
@acroom
Kanuka (2008)
“Technologies can, under certain circumstances…
can provide flexibility, convenience, and meet
indiv...
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Kanuka (2008)
“For humanists, learning is view as highly
personal endeavor, and, as such, self-concept,
self-perce...
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“A woman must have
money and a room of her
own if she is to write
fiction.”
A Room of One’s Own
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“A [student] must have a
[domain] of her own if she
is to write.”
A Domain of One’s Own
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Towards self-actualization
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“The creative process is
specifically related to the process
of self-actualization.”
Ryder, Willet W. "The role of...
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Four stages of self-actualization:
1. Awareness
2. Focus (selection/reflection)
3. The Working Process
4. The Prod...
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Four stages of self-actualization:
1. Awareness
2. Focus (selection/reflection)
3. The Working Process
4. The Prod...
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Four stages of self-actualization:
1. Awareness
2. Focus (selection/reflection)
3. The Working Process
4. The Prod...
@acroom
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Four stages of self-actualization:
1. Awareness
2. Focus (selection/reflection)
3. The Working Process
4. The Prod...
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Indie EdTech and the Digital Humanities

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  1. 1. @acroom Indie EdTech and the Digital Humanities Adam Croom
  2. 2. @acroom Hi, I’m a practitioner.
  3. 3. @acroom Technologies-in-practice through Philosophies-in-practice
  4. 4. @acroom Philosophies of Education - Zinn (1990) Philosophy Purpose Liberal To develop intellectual powers of the mind; to make a person literate in the broadest sense--intellectually, morally, and spiritually. Behaviorist To bring about behavior that will ensure survival of human species, societies, and individuals; to promote behavioral change. Progressive To transmit culture and societal structure to promote social change; to give learner practical knowledge and problem-solving skills, to reform society Humanist To develop people open to change and continued learning; to enhance personal growth and development; to facilitate self-actualization, to reform society. Radical To bring about fundamental, social, political, economic changes in society through education; to change culture and its structure.
  5. 5. @acroom Determinist Positions on the Philosophy of Technology 1. Uses determinism – all technologies are neutral tools or devices that simply extend human capacities 2. Social determinism – social structures influence who is involved/excluded in technological advancement 3. Technological determinism – all technologies are designed to sustain advantaged populations and hegemonic interests
  6. 6. @acroom Kanuka (2008)
  7. 7. @acroom Kanuka (2008) “Technologies can, under certain circumstances… can provide flexibility, convenience, and meet individual student needs... Specifically, uses of technology can play a critical role in providing flexible and open access to the growing needs of individual students.” Kanuka, Heather. "Understanding E-Learning Technologies-IN-Practice." The theory and practice of online learning (2008): 91.
  8. 8. @acroom Kanuka (2008) “For humanists, learning is view as highly personal endeavor, and, as such, self-concept, self-perception, intrinsic motivation, self- evaluation, and discovery are important to learning and thinking skills.” Kanuka, Heather. "Understanding E-Learning Technologies-IN-Practice." The theory and practice of online learning (2008): 91.
  9. 9. @acroom “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” A Room of One’s Own
  10. 10. @acroom “A [student] must have a [domain] of her own if she is to write.” A Domain of One’s Own
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  12. 12. @acroom Towards self-actualization
  13. 13. @acroom “The creative process is specifically related to the process of self-actualization.” Ryder, Willet W. "The role of art in self-actualization." Art Education 40.2 (1987): 22-24.
  14. 14. @acroom Four stages of self-actualization: 1. Awareness 2. Focus (selection/reflection) 3. The Working Process 4. The Product
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