Re/designing the writing center to support technical literacy initiatives
Technology pervades most aspects of life and a level of technical prowess is all but required to participate in modern society. The increasing emphasis on STEM initiatives and "learning to code" often focuses on functional literacies and not, as Selber (2004) noted, "...on critical literacy as teachers of writing and communication think of" (p. 74). What is at stake in a critical technical literacy? Noble (2018) said in Algorithms of Oppression that "design[ing] technology for people without a detailed and rigorous study of people and communities, makes for the many kinds of egregious tech designs ...
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