Past Event

Digital Literacy in Context: Negotiating Systemic Bias in Teaching

April 12, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Columbia University, New York

As objects created by humans, a range of systems – from algorithm-driven search engines to long-standing vocabularies and canons – are shaped by cultural biases and can play a large and unrecognized role in both what we teach and how students learn. How do we examine and interrogate these underlying structures of the systems that we rely on as teaching and learning tools? What can we learn and apply to the digital realm from the practices of those negotiating other forms of systemic bias within canons and disciplines?

In this community conversation, open to all Columbia faculty and students, we’ll hear lightning talks from three faculty members working on different areas of systemic bias that affect how we access and process information and then invite all in attendance to engage in a larger question and response session.

Free and open to the public; for more details, please visit the event website. Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Contact [email protected] or 212.854.1692 for accommodations.

This session is jointly sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, Columbia Libraries, and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.