About

Equity Unbound is an emergent, collaborative curriculum which aims to create equity-focused, open, connected, intercultural learning experiences across classes, countries and contexts.  Equity Unbound was initiated by Maha Bali @bali_maha (American University in Cairo, Egypt), Catherine Cronin @catherinecronin (National University of Ireland, Galway), and Mia Zamora @MiaZamoraPhD (Kean University, NJ, USA) for use in their courses this term (September-December 2018), but it is open to all.

Equity Unbound is for learners and/or educators at all levels (e.g. undergraduate, postgraduate, professional development) who are interested in exploring digital literacies with an equity and intercultural learning focus, in an open and connected learning environment. Our motto is:

“The only way to make borders meaningless is to keep insisting on crossing them.” (Lina Mounzer)

Participants will collaborate in a series of open online activities including: collaborative annotation using open-source Hypothes.is, social network conversations and live studio visits, a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, blogging, collaborative multimedia making, and creating their own new learning activities (inspired by the DS106 assignment bank). Activities will seek to develop critical digital literacies and intercultural collaboration while encouraging questions of equity issues such as equity in web representation, digital colonialism, safety and security risks on the web, and how these differ across contexts.

To find out more:
  • Check out our current activities on Twitter: @UnboundEq and/or #UnboundEq
  • Click An overview (in menu bar above) to see the 6 Equity Unbound themes.
  • Select an option in Weeks/Themes to see more details about the activities planned for each theme.
  • Click All Unbound voices to see all blogs posts connected with #UnboundEq.
  • Click Resources to see the growing list of resources we are using in Equity Unbound
  • Click Participate (on the About menu) to contact us about participating, or to find out more.

Image source: CC0 by Gordon Johnson (Pixabay)

 

 

15 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Maha, Catherine and Mia – this sounds really exciting! I am looking forward to further information about the course dates and how we can sign up.

  2. Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa

    My name is Lunathi and I am currently working as an educator at the University of Cape Town, in the Center for Innovation in Learning and Teaching. My colleague, Sarah, and I are interested in hearing more about your work and exploring opportunities for collaboration.

    Please find below a link to our website where you can read a little about the work that we do and hopefully we can set up a meeting over Zoom or skpe to chat further.

    Looking forward to hearing from you

    Best
    Lunathi and Sarah

  3. Great initiative Maha. My interest in social justice and interdisciplinary ways of working is what attracted me to #unboundeq.creativitycourse.

    At the Centre for Learning, teaching and development (CLTD) at Wits uni – a research intensive uni – we are planning a project involving recurriculation in collaboration with a uni of technology. I am sure the insights gained from your course can assist us in thinking through our project.

    Looking forward.

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