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Equity, Resistance, and the Cost of Small Wins in the Process of Open

Equity, Resistance, and the Cost of Small Wins in the Process of Open

Keynote, with Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, for the Effordability 2019 Summit in Wisconsin. Available at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17GiC-Lggw0Gti8sz2FmTDUw3mlv4ZPOEj-tui1X3Q7I/edit#slide=id.p.

Robin DeRosa

March 28, 2019

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  1. Critical Questions Equity, Resistance, and the Cost of Small Wins

    in the Process of Open Curated by Robin DeRosa & Rajiv Jhangiani @actualham @thatpsychprof
  2. There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because

    we do not lead single-issue lives. - Audre Lorde Slide by Amanda Coolidge
  3. I have increasingly come to wonder if “permission-less-ness” as many

    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?
  4. Who is at the Open Table? I snapped a bit

    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
  5. Who is vulnerable in open & Online ecosystems? There is

    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
  6. Acknowledging & Challenging Barriers IS the Work of Open We

    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*
  7. What are we conceding now that limits our open future?

    In what ways do our small wins work against us?