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Much of what passes for educational technology is designed for purposes of profit-seeking, surveillance of students, and user lock-in. Other kinds of technology exist, but they typically lack the marketing and sales budgets of competing vendors. This is a directory, made by and for higher-ed educators, for sharing tools and use-cases.  
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'''A collaborative wiki of tools for ethical pedagogy.'''
  
''Developed by [https://library.ucsd.edu/about/contact-us/librarians-and-subject-specialists/erin-glass.html Erin Glass] (UCSD) and [https://www.colorado.edu/cmci/people/media-studies/nathan-schneider Nathan Schneider] (CU Boulder)''
 
  
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== Tools ==
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<h4 style="color:gray"> Why Ethical EdTech? </h3>
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Much of what passes for educational technology is designed for purposes of profit-seeking, surveillance of students, and user lock-in. Other kinds of technology exist, but they typically lack the marketing and sales budgets of competing vendors. This is a directory, created by and for higher-ed educators, for sharing tools and use-cases. We believe that education can be a critical site through which to transform the broader tech industry and the cultures surrounding it.
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<h4 style="color:gray"> What is Ethical EdTech? </h3>
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Ethical EdTech does not assume a perfect or universally agreed-upon set of digital tools or rules. Tools by themselves do not guarantee ethical pedagogy, and we do not deny that tools not included here can be used in ethical ways. Rather, we seek to point out tools that value user freedom, privacy, and control, so that these norms might become more easily within reach. Read more about our working guidelines [[Meta:About| here]] and suggest your own.
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<h4 style="color:gray"> Participate </h3>
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Browse by tools or tool category below to find ethical edtech alternatives for teaching and learning activities. But above all this is a participatory project. We need you! Get involved in building the directory through the [[Meta:Contribute | Contribute page]]. Add articles, questions, and challenges related to ethical edtech on our [[Meta:Research|Research page]]. To participate in discussions about site development, [https://lists.colorado.edu/sympa/info/ethicaledtech join our email discussion list].
  
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=== Discussion ===
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* [https://hcommons.org/ MLA Humanities Commons]: Non-profit digital commons that allows users to build public or private Wordpress websites for course discussion, personal academic websites, and public academic resources.
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* [https://commonsinabox.org/ Commons in a Box]: Host your own WordPress digital commons for your institution or group.
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* [https://www.discourse.org/ Discourse]: Can be used a mailing list, discussion forum, long-form chat room. Install/host on your own for free or pay for the hosted version.
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* [[Loomio]]: Discussion tool with a focus on decision making and roots in Occupy Wall Street.
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* [[Hypothesis]]: Annotate any webpage/online text for social reading.
 
* [http://futureofthebook.org/commentpress/ CommentPress]: WordPress theme that enables paragraph level comments of long form texts. Available on the MLA Humanities Commons or install on your own WordPress site.
 
  
=== Digital publishing/archive ===
 
  
* [https://scalar.me/anvc/ Scalar]: Platform for creating multimedia, non-linear academic and student texts. Developed at the University of Southern California.
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* [https://omeka.org/ Omeka]:Platform for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits. Developed at George Mason University.
 
* [http://neatline.org/ Neatline]: Platform for allowing students and scholars to tell stories with maps and timelines. Developed for Omeka.
 
* [https://manifoldapp.org/docs/index Manifold]:Academic-developed publishing platform great for iterative, media rich and/or long form academic texts. Allows for crowd-sourced text annotation.
 
* [[Rebus Press]]
 
  
=== Word processing/text editing ===
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''This directory is a work in progress. To help build it, [[Meta:Contribute|start here]], and follow [[:Special:RecentChanges| Recent Changes here]].''
 
 
* [[Collabora]]
 
* [https://www.libreoffice.org/ LibreOffice]: FLOSS alternative to MS Office Suite. Includes software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.
 
* [http://etherpad.org/ Etherpad]: Realtime, collaborative online text editor.
 
* [https://demo.codimd.org/ CodiMD]: Realtime, collaborative online text editor in markdown. FLOSS version of HackMD.
 
* [https://atom.io/ Atom]
 
 
 
=== Coding ===
 
 
 
* [https://jupyter.org/ Jupyter Notebook]: Web application for creating and sharing documents with interactive code.
 
* [https://atom.io/ Atom]
 
 
 
=== Search Engine ===
 
 
 
* [https://duckduckgo.com/ DuckDuckDo]: Search engine that doesn’t track user data. Note that it is not completely open source.
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Searx Searx]: Self-hostable, free-software meta-search engine
 
 
 
=== Citation Manager ===
 
 
 
* [[Zotero]]
 
 
 
=== Self hosting ===
 
 
 
* [[Cloudron]]
 
* [[Nextcloud]]
 
* [[Sandstorm]]
 
 
 
=== Not categorized yet ===
 
 
 
* Open Science Foundation
 
* ScholarlyHub
 
* Wallabag
 
* FBReader
 
* Feeder
 
* [https://pandoc.org/ Pandoc]: Convert files from one format to another.
 
* [https://voyant-tools.org/ Voyant]: Browser based tool for text mining. Great for beginners.
 
* Tor
 
 
 
== Open questions ==
 
 
 
* What should we call this?
 
** RMS suggests “Libre Tools for Libre Ed”
 
** Ethical Tech for Ethical Ed
 
** Non-Evil EdTech
 
** Ethical EdTech
 
* What should be included on each entry?
 
** Definition, features
 
** Tags
 
** Advantages and concerns
 
** Links to example use cases
 
** Links to relevant tutorials
 
* Just education or also research?
 
** We’re thinking education focus, with research as part of that
 
* How can we organize educators to help strengthen these platforms?
 
* What organizations might be interested in supporting this work?
 
* What forms of publication would advance our goals?
 
* How do we define our list of standards and goals?
 
* What tool should we use to organize this wiki?
 
** MediaWiki
 
*** See pretty example: [https://wiki.guerrillamediacollective.org/index.php/Main_Page Guerrilla Translation]
 
** GitLab
 
** Cloudron: Gogs git hosting + self-hosted GitHub Pages
 
** WordPress with collaborative wiki/knowledgebase plugin
 
** [https://airtable.com/universe/explC49GEtfjFCIhP/floing-knowledge-template FLOing Knowledge Template] built in Airtable
 
** Integrate Zotero for bibliographies?
 
* What projects might emerge from this documentation effort?
 
** A package mixing VPS/Cloudron/etc. to make it easier for educators to deploy these tools
 
** A campaign encouraging campuses to better support open as opposed to proprietary tools
 
 
 
== Bibliography ==
 
 
 
Glass, Erin. “[http://www.erinroseglass.com/designlarge-talk-networks-us-us/ Networks for Us, by Us].” Design@Large lecture. University of California, San Diego. February 20, 2018.
 
 
 
Schneider, Nathan. “[https://newrepublic.com/article/121832/pleasure-do-it-yourself-slow-computing The Joy of Slow Computing].” ''New Republic''. May 19, 2015.
 
 
 
Schneider, Nathan. &quot;[https://nathanschneider.info/articles/UsingEverything.html Why Researchers Shouldn’t Share All Their Data]. ''Chronicle of Higher Education''. April 8, 2018.
 

Revision as of 19:51, 29 July 2019


A collaborative wiki of tools for ethical pedagogy.



Why Ethical EdTech?

Much of what passes for educational technology is designed for purposes of profit-seeking, surveillance of students, and user lock-in. Other kinds of technology exist, but they typically lack the marketing and sales budgets of competing vendors. This is a directory, created by and for higher-ed educators, for sharing tools and use-cases. We believe that education can be a critical site through which to transform the broader tech industry and the cultures surrounding it.

What is Ethical EdTech?

Ethical EdTech does not assume a perfect or universally agreed-upon set of digital tools or rules. Tools by themselves do not guarantee ethical pedagogy, and we do not deny that tools not included here can be used in ethical ways. Rather, we seek to point out tools that value user freedom, privacy, and control, so that these norms might become more easily within reach. Read more about our working guidelines here and suggest your own.

Participate

Browse by tools or tool category below to find ethical edtech alternatives for teaching and learning activities. But above all this is a participatory project. We need you! Get involved in building the directory through the Contribute page. Add articles, questions, and challenges related to ethical edtech on our Research page. To participate in discussions about site development, join our email discussion list.

Oh, and come to one of our upcoming events!




This directory is a work in progress. To help build it, start here, and follow Recent Changes here.