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Stephen Downes

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"Our profession is distinguished by emotional commitment, compassion, and a strong ethic of care," writes Lorna Campbell, "but this burden of care is unevenly distributed across the academy." This burden falls on traditionally marginalized workers, and because caring is often thought of as "women's work", the bulk of the burden falls on them. That's why the femedtech network was created; "our resources are our passion, kindness, knowledge, enthusiasm and volunteer commitment. Nowhere is this more apparent, she writes, than in the femedtech Quilt for Care and Justice in Open Education project.

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