Equity Unbound (#unboundeq) is an equity-focused, open, connected, intercultural curriculum that builds critical digital literacies in a global context, highlighting issues of web representation, digital colonialism, safety and security risks, and how these differ across contexts. Educators from Egypt, Ireland, and the US developed this with the motto “the only way to make borders meaningless is to keep insisting on crossing them” (Mounzer, 2016). In this session, we will present the motivations for starting Equity Unbound, and share some reflections on how it has unfolded over the past 3 months. Participants will be invited to engage with the question: “what does equity mean for the open web?” and we will curate written and/or multimodal responses online. In addition, we will encourage participants to experience some of the online activities we have developed, including: collaborative annotation using Hypothes.is, social network conversations, collaborative multimedia-making, and creating new learning activities (inspired by DS106).
The outcome of the session is that participants will have interrogated their conceptions of what equity means for the open web, and experienced some of these (choosing the ones they are most interested in). We hope participants will give us feedback on how to expand and improve the Equity Unbound curriculum, and how to make this learning experience sustainable; participants who wish to can contribute their own activities and resources to #unboundeq . Everyone is welcome to reuse, remix and/or repurpose our openly-licensed activities in their own educational or training context. Participants will also be invited to contribute to a sustainability design for moving the shared work forward.
Mounzer, Lina (2016) War in translation: Giving voice to the women of Syria. Literary Hub (October 6).
A recording of this session is available from https://eu.bbcollab.com/recording/de4ffa28dde545078be3e81c83f34b45