Week 1 Slides
Critical Computational Literacies
Dr. Chris Proctor
LAI 686, Spring 2021
Notes: I should introduce myself
Introductions ~ Course overview ~ Setting goals
Discuss framings of CS
Brainstorm project ideas ~ Course logistics
- What is your professional work? What prior experiences brought you to this work?
- Whatever identities you want to bring to this class right now.
- I'm Chris Proctor. New Assistant professor here. Prior work as teacher, software developer.
Notes: Talk through the logic of the course.
- Start with the final course project. Work backwards, explaining how each step in the process helps us get closer.
- I look forward to having plenty of one-on-one conversations through the course.
What experience do you already have? Where do you hope to grow in this course?
- Educational research
- Software development
Now we'll go back around again. I'm going to ask each of us to speak a bit about our prior experience in these three domains, and also to share a bit about where you want to grow in this course.
Note that I'm planning to revise the syllabus heavily based on what people want. So if there are particular theories, or particular technologies, that you'd like to study, please share!
- Kafai, Proctor, and Lui (2019) Cognitive / Situated / Critical CT
- Vakil (2018) Centering justice in CS education
Let's go in two levels:
- First: Summary, connections, clarifying questions
- Second: Synthesis, critique
- What communities are you part of? Who might your project serve?
- What research questions interest you?
- What technologies are you interested in working with?
- Course website
- Office hours
Assignments always have two weeks to do.
- Preview of readings
- Come with project ideas