PART 1: FRAMING SPACE
"Subverting Virtual Hierarchies: A Cyberfeminist Critique of Course-Management Spaces"
Estee Beck, Mariana Grohowski, and Kristine Blair
In this chapter, the authors use a cyberfeminist framework to review discussions of networked environments that focus on the potential remediation of physical space to create a virtual networked community.
In particular, they consider how current course and learning management systems (C/LMSs) remediate physical space in ways that surveil students and reinscribe notions of teacherly authority—at the expense of student learning.
Acknowledging how today’s digital writing instructors are often disenfranchised in their lack of power to design virtual institutional space, the authors call for C/LMS designs that better facilitate students’ multiple learning styles.
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