Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

"Most efforts to design culturally responsive computational tools redesign surface features, often through making nominal changes to add cultural meaning, yet the deeper structural design remains largely intact," write the authors. But "the underlying structure privileges particular epistemologies and cultures," and in the case studied here, may inhibit the cultural practice of storytelling, and demonstrated in the cases of 38 indigenous American youth here being profiled. (Note: this is the first time I've used BJET's publication access service called Ingenta, which opens the article using a time-limited URL you can't share, so I've downloaded a copy and made it available on my own website - 16 page PDF. Annoying, and 'open access' doesn't really mean 'links that expire'. On the other hand, it's nice to see BJET articles in open access)

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