in “open” movements have theorized this, is built on some unexamined exploitation and extraction of labor – on invisible work, on unvalued work. Whose digital utopia does “openness” represent? Audrey Watters Who Does the labor of open?
when I heard a complaint about not having funding to send an adjunct to this particular conference. This funding struggle is real, but I think there is a way to solve it. I asked, “You’re here, right? Somebody paid for you to be here. What about giving up your spot at this table to send your best adjunct next year? What about advocating for your best adjunct to be here? You have a year to make that happen. Why not give up your space at this table?” Alyson Indrunas
no such thing as harmless collection of data. Or benevolent collection of data. Much of what we collect could be used in ways we do not want it to be used, to harm or imperil our students. This disproportionately affects our most vulnerable students. Low-income students, students of color, LGTBQ+ students, students who are immigrants…their data are most at risk to surveillance, discrimination. And many of our vulnerable students are less likely to have experience with digital literacy skills. Amy Collier
acknowledge and challenge barriers that learners face when they try to access education. We acknowledge and challenge barriers in our own attempts to open education. *FINANCIAL*LEGAL* *TECHNICAL*SOCIAL*