[Air-l] Educ. CMC & Sensitive topics

Radhika Gajjala radhika at cyberdiva.org
Thu Sep 2 03:37:26 PDT 2004

Rather than phrase/frame it as a sensitive personal issue - the way I do it 
in my classes is look for how these issues emerge based on course content 
and reading and assignments- partly to develop pedagogies appropriate for 
working in both digitally mediated cultures and in a world that is diverse 
where the "diversity" is something even a white boy in remote Ohio will 
have to deal with in current global/local work places - I have HSRB 
permission to observe and use student work in such courses.

Based on such continuing projects both in classes taught and designed by me 
as well as on connecting up with our local High school - I work with 
advisees who look at issues of white privilege in relation to CMC as part 
of a larger project dealing with the performativity and production of race.

I can provide further details off-list if you like.


At 12:38 AM 9/2/2004 -0700, you wrote:

>I have a graduate student from the school of education who is interested
>in using online forums to facilitate discussions of white privilege.  Any
>pointers to literature that deals specifically with educational use of CMC
>for the discussion of sensitive topics such as this?
>Thanks, Mary
>Mary E. Virnoche, Ph.D.                         Phone: 707-826-4569
>Assistant Professor                             FAX:   707-826-4418
>Coordinator, Practicing Sociology MA Program
>Department of Sociology
>Humboldt State University
>Arcata, CA 95521
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