Welcome to HASTAC Commons!
“The only lasting truth is change.”—Octavia Butler This is the first time I’m logging into HASTAC Commons and blogging “as a civilian”–and I like it. And I hope you do too. While the platform design will still be evolving in its early days, the site is now open for your registration and activity. We want […]
Join the JITP Collective! Apply by Nov 30th
Call for Participation The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy seeks new members to join our Editorial Collective. We invite applications from graduate students, scholars, and practitioners in all fields who critically and creatively engage with digital technology in their teaching, learning, and research. We will be appointing both graduate student members and non-student members (faculty, staff, practitioners). […]
AUGUST 5th: Last Chance to Remove Content from HASTAC.org
HASTAC’s transition to Humanities Commons is nearly complete! We’ll be doing a final migration of HASTAC.org content in mid-August. If you don’t want your content migrated, make sure you delete it by August 5. For more information, and details on how to delete content, check out our migration FAQs [https://www.hastac.org/hastac-migration-faqs].
Design Justice – “Design Sites: Hackerspaces, Fablabs, Hackathons, and DiscoTechs”
Chapter 4 Review In chapter four of the book Design Justice, Sasha Costanza-Chock provides a historical framework of co-design spaces such as hackerspaces originally designed to be inclusive and linked to bottom-up social movements. She includes modern variations of hackerspace and hackathons and tracks how far they have veered from their founding ideology, asking the […]
How to Manage Post-Screen-time Anger in Kids
Top pediatric professionals around the world agree that kids who spend more than the above-average amount of time glued to an electronic device will have problems. These problems extend to aggression, moodiness, and other behavioral issues. Known as sensory overload, these kids often show angry behavior after watching too much screen time and they appear […]
Beyond “Is this Good/Positive/Authentic?”: Black Visuality, Black Performativity, and the Art of Blackness
From Futures Initiative Faculty members Amber Musser and Michael Gillespie Often, when engaging with works of art by Black creatives, the question of “is this good?” proliferates. “Good” art often is tasked with authentically representing Black experience and usually accompanied by a politics of social uplift or respectability. In other words, the dominant question is “does […]
HASTAC Scholars Applications Are Open!
HASTAC Scholars Applications Are Open! Join a community of scholars dedicated to rethinking pedagogy, learning, research, and the role of higher education today with the goal of creating a more equitable system. The HASTAC Scholars program is an innovative student-driven community of graduate and undergraduate students. Each year, around 100 new Scholars are accepted into […]
The Changed Role of Teachers in an Online Learning Environment
There are so many challenges and rewards of being a teacher and the best ones always put in lengthy hours after school and over weekends. Discipline problems are huge challenges for teachers in the 21st century and now they face a new challenge – teaching in an online learning environment. Learning new online tools Many […]
A Challenging Yet Fruitful Year for HASTAC Scholars
The 2020-2021 academic year was a uniquely challenging one, both in our institutions and in the daily lives of the 70+ scholars who applied as HASTAC Scholars this year. Due to the digital nature of our programming, HASTAC Scholars were able to continue with much of our core programming: 1) Collaborative Book Review: Thirteen current HASTAC […]
Chapter 4 – What Faculty and Advisors Can Do
Although it is seemingly a title granted to an individual graduate student, it is rather the product of a collective process where departmental resources and support and advisor-advisee relations play crucial roles. In this chapter, Katina L. Rogers seeks to tease out and offer various suggestions on how departments and advisors can best support their […]