IT532 Week 9

Topic: Foundational Issues II Community Engagement and Gender Equity

Readings
  • Irving, C. J., & English, L. M. (2011). Community in Cyberspace: Gender, Social Movement Learning, and the Internet. Adult Education Quarterly, 61(3), 262–278. doi:10.1177/0741713610380448
  • Remmele, B., & Holthaus, M. (2013). De-gendering in the use of e-learning. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 14(3), 27–42.
  • Tsai, M.-J., & Tsai, C.-C. (2010). Junior high school students’ Internet usage and self-efficacy: A re-examination of the gender gap. Computers & Education, 54(4), 1182–1192. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2009.11.004
Next Week is Spring Break!

Discussion Material

Agenda


Asynchronous Activities on Blackboard Due Prior to Synchronous Class Meeting on 3/11

See revised Peer Rotation in Blackboard
Your post is due 3/7 at 11:59pm and your comments to other participants are due 3/11 at 12pm.

Watch
BOOM, ROASTED: Here's Why You Don't Ask A Feminist To Hawk Your Sexist Product at
http://www.upworthy.com/boom-roasted-heres-why-you-dont-ask-a-feminist-to-hawk-your-sexist-product

  1. Reflect on experiences that you have had in traditional classroom settings in regards to gender.
    Requirements for your post: Was there ever a time that you noticed or felt a difference of instruction and learner based on gender? This reflection can be from a personal experience or based on observations of other interactions. You can start the discussion by sharing your thoughts about the video. It may be helpful to think of this question in terms of development from elementary school through your higher education experience. It may also be helpful to think of societal differences that you have noticed even outside of the classroom setting.
    Requirements for comments to other participants: Read posts made by your assigned peers and comment on what they shared.
  2. Reflect on experiences that you have had in online learning environments to date, including synchronous, asynchronous, and blended experiences
    Requirements for your post: Have you perceived or observed any difference of instruction and learning environment based on gender?
    Requirements for comments to other participants: Read posts made by your assigned peers and comment on what they shared.
  3. Based on your reflections of traditional and online learning environments, do you note any differences in terms of the two formats when it comes to gender?
    Requirements for your post: To help you with this question, you might refer to the assigned readings for this week. Do the findings of these studies match or contradict experiences that you have had? You might wish consider the Tsai & Tsai (2010) article about Internet usage to help guide your thoughts with this question, though any aspects of the reading are relevant and helpful.
    Requirements for comments to other participants: Read posts made by your assigned peers and comment on what they shared.

Synchronous Activities on 3/11 During Class Hours

5:05pm-6:40pm

  1. Logistical check in
    • Final Project Team Logistics
  2. Breakout Room Activity
  3. Whole Group Discussion
  4. Preview of Week 11
Break

6:50pm-7:45pm
  1. Individual check in with instructor as needed and individual work time for this course. If your POAS is Week 11 finalize arrangements with me. If your POAS is Week 12 make sure to check in with me during this time. For other participants, depending on your  needs you do not have to stay connected.

Last Updated March 11, 2014