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Social Activism Through Mobile Apps and Games by Sherry Jones

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April 13, 2017 - This workshop presentation is designed to demonstrate how mobile apps and games can help us fulfill our responsibilities as digital citizens. The presentation features some of the most popular apps and games being used by activists to promote social agenda in 2017. Beyond simply raising awareness of social problems on a local or global scale, the featured mobile apps and games enable the user to effect real social change through digital world and real world protests and actions.

The workshop was conducted on April 13, 2017 at the eLearning Consortium of Colorado Conference, held at Breckenridge, Colorado. http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/events/elcc-conference/

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Social Activism Through Mobile Apps and Games by Sherry Jones

  1. 1. SOCIAL ACTIVISM THROUGH MOBILE APPS AND GAMES
  2. 2. Hello! I am Sherry Jones I am the Philosophy and Game Studies SME Lecturer at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Find me at: Twitter @autnes http://about.me/sherryjones
  3. 3. About This Workshop Presentation. This workshop presentation is designed to demonstrate how mobile apps and games can help us fulfill our responsibilities as digital citizens. The presentation features some of the most popular apps and games being used by activists to promote social agenda in 2017. Beyond simply raising awareness of social problems on a local or global scale, the featured mobile apps and games enable the user to effect real social change through digital world and real world protests and actions. The workshop was conducted on April 13, 2017 at the eLearning Consortium of Colorado Conference, held in Breckenridge, Colorado. http://elearningcolorado.org
  4. 4. Access the Interactive Version of This Presentation at: http://bit.ly/socialactivismapps
  5. 5. 1. The Rise of Social Activism Apps How social activism apps support digital citizenship.
  6. 6. Social Media Networks and Social Activism. Recent news reveal that activists are using social media to voice concerns and effect social change, e.g. ■ 2014 Facebook and Twitter #IceBucketChallenge and Raising ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) funding. ■ 2015 Signal, Tor, and Black Lives Matter Movement. ■ 2017 Twitter and Removal of Pepsi Ad. ■ 2017 Twitter and Apology from United Airlines. ■ 2017 Twitter Sleeping Giants Campaign and Advertisers Discontinuing Ads on the O’Reilly Show. Beyond Twitter and Facebook, there are now apps designed specifically to facilitate social activism.
  7. 7. Using Social Activism Apps to Perform Digital Citizenship. By using social activism apps, we can: ■ Stay informed of global social issues. ■ Stay informed of bills proposed at federal, state, and local levels of government. ■ Vocalize concerns to congressional reps. ■ Participate in civic conversations. ■ Advocate for human rights. ■ Effect real social change through digital world and real world protests and actions. ■ Perform civic duties as digital citizens by participating in social events via tech.
  8. 8. SOCIAL ACTIVISM APPS FOR EDUCATION! Let’s play with some popular apps and games currently used by activists, and consider the educational potentials.
  9. 9. 2. Social Activism App: Buycott Resist through purchasing decisions.
  10. 10. Buycott: Make Informed Purchasing Decisions. Buycott (Site)
  11. 11. Buycott: Campaigns. Buycott - Choose Issues.
  12. 12. Buycott: More Compaigns. Buycott - Choose Issues.
  13. 13. Buycott: See Campaign Description in Detail. Buycott - Issues in Details.
  14. 14. Buycott: Potential Uses. ■ Scan barcodes of products, and learn about the companies who created the products. ■ Make informed decision on whether to buy the products based on the provided financial and political information about the companies. ■ Through the act of refusing to buy a company’s products, one is essentially boycotting that company by making a non purchase decision.
  15. 15. BUYCOTT’S EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL? What lessons can be created with this app?
  16. 16. 3. Social Activism App: Silent Protest Automating protests through social media.
  17. 17. Silent Protest: Protest on Behalf of the Silent. Silent Protest (Site) by Amnesty Internati onal
  18. 18. Silent Protest: Select Your Issues. Silent Protest (Issues)
  19. 19. Silent Protest: Issue Explained in Depth. Silent Protest (Issue Profile)
  20. 20. Silent Protest: Automated Social Media Campaigns. Silent Protest (Social Media)
  21. 21. Silent Protest: Potential Uses. ■ Become aware of global issues as they occur (via Amnesty International’s investigations). ■ Protest on social media on behalf of those who are unable to speak due to wrongful imprisonment, for example. ■ Protests are automatically delivered to Twitter, Facebook, and Emails.
  22. 22. SILENT PROTEST’S EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL? What lessons can be created with this app?
  23. 23. 4. Social Activism Site: The Perennial Plate Storytelling as Activism for Sustainable Eating.
  24. 24. The Perennial Plate: Stories of Sustainable Eating. The Perennial Plate (Site)
  25. 25. The Perennial Plate: Story of a Young Woman Chef. The Perennial Plate (Ep. 163)
  26. 26. The Perennial Plate: Stories of Milpa to Mesa. The Perennial Plate (Ep. 167)
  27. 27. Silent Protest: Potential Uses. ■ Watch video episodes that introduce new methods to sustainable eating. ■ Understand the ethos of those who support sustainable eating. ■ Understand cultures and possible ways of life through the perspective of a story.
  28. 28. THE PERENNIAL PLATE’S EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL? What lessons can be created with this site?
  29. 29. 5. Social Activism App: Countable Understanding Bills and Contacting Congress.
  30. 30. Countable: Staying Informed of Votes and Bill Progress. Countable (Site)
  31. 31. Countable: Introduction to New Proposed Bills. Countable (Bill)
  32. 32. Countable: News Updates on Current Events. Countable (News)
  33. 33. Countable: Vote on Issues Raised. Countable (Vote)
  34. 34. Countable: Review Public Opinion about an Issue. Countable (Debate)
  35. 35. Countable: See Bill Progress. Countable (Bill Progress)
  36. 36. Countable: Know Your State’s Representatives. Countable (State Reps)
  37. 37. Countable: Contact Your State’s Representatives. Countable (Contact Reps)
  38. 38. Countable: Follow to Support Politicians. Countable (Support Politician)
  39. 39. Countable: Potential Uses. ■ Learn about news on current events. ■ Learn about new proposed bills. ■ Track the status of bills. ■ Know who your state’s reps are. ■ Know your state rep’s voting record and position on a bill. ■ Contact your state rep via numerous contact info listed.
  40. 40. COUNTABLE’S EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL? What lessons can be created with this app?
  41. 41. 6. Social Activism App: We the People Local Activism and Keep Track of Public Opinion via Polls.
  42. 42. We the People: Local Activism and Live Polling. We the People (Site)
  43. 43. We the People: Demographic Identification. We the People (ID)
  44. 44. We the People: Engage in National Discussions. We the People (Discuss)
  45. 45. We the People: Engage in Local State Discussions. We the People (Local Discuss)
  46. 46. We the People: Engage in Live Voting on Issues. We the People (Live Polling)
  47. 47. We the People: See Heatmap on Live Voting Results. We the People (Poll Results)
  48. 48. We the People: Potential Uses. ■ Learn about public opinion on social issues. ■ Engage in live voting on issues. ■ See live U.S. voting results in heatmap display. ■ Engage in discussions with others regarding issues.
  49. 49. WE THE PEOPLE’S EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL? What lessons can be created with this app?
  50. 50. 7. Social Activism App: Intelligence Squared Watch Experts Debate, and Vote.
  51. 51. Intelligence Squared: See Experts Debate in Real Time. Intelligen ce Squared (Site)
  52. 52. Intelligence Squared: Review Video or Podcast Debates. Intelligen ce Squared (Debate Format)
  53. 53. Intelligence Squared: Podcasts. Intelligen ce Squared (Podcasts )
  54. 54. Intelligence Squared: New Debates Each Week. Intelligen ce Squared (New Debate)
  55. 55. Intelligence Squared: Supporting Research Info Provided. Intelligen ce Squared (Research )
  56. 56. Intelligence Squared: Potential Uses. ■ Debates are organized in classic argument structure. ■ Access to expert opinions about issues in video or podcast format. ■ Access to supporting research information referenced during the debates. ■ Vote on an issue after reviewing a debate. ■ Participate in discussions regarding a debate.
  57. 57. INTELLIGENCE SQUARED’S EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL? What lessons can be created with this app?
  58. 58. 8. Social Activism Game: Come Together! Candle Rally! A simulation game based on South Korea’s candle rally protest.
  59. 59. Come Together! Candle Rally!: A Simulation Game. Come Together! Candle Rally (Site)
  60. 60. Come Together! Candle Rally!: Choose Your Protest Theme. Come Together! Candle Rally (Theme)
  61. 61. Come Together! Candle Rally!: Slogans. Come Together! Candle Rally (Slogan)
  62. 62. Come Together! Candle Rally!: More Slogans. Come Together! Candle Rally (More Slogans)
  63. 63. Come Together! Candle Rally!: Potential Uses. ■ Simulates the South Korea’s candle rally protest. ■ Simulates the relationship between the leader of the protest and protesters. ■ Simulates the collective repeating of the same slogans like in real demonstrations. ■ Demonstrates, with exaggerations, how the number of protesters can multiply or become converted.
  64. 64. COME TOGETHER! CANDLE RALLY’S EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL? What lessons can be created with this game?
  65. 65. Let’s review some ideas About Apps in This Presentation The recommended social activism apps represent some of the most popular apps (out of the hundreds available) being used by activists in 2017. If You Build It, They Will Come More foreseeable social activism apps will be released in the mobile marketplace as the number of social inequalities and social activists are on the rise. Connect College to Real World These apps hopefully have inspired you to consider how to relate college lessons to real world events through the use of social activism apps.
  66. 66. Thanks! Any questions? You can find me at: Twitter @autnes http://about.me/sherryjones Access to This Presentation: http://bit.ly/socialactivismapps
  67. 67. Credits Special thanks to all the people who made and released these awesome resources for free: ■ Presentation template by SlidesCarnival

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