about how the crisis teaching methods, and other technological strategies, we undertook in 2020 might have unforeseen consequences, and about how we might work together to build back better in spite of the pressures on us and our institutions.
with other members of the TRU community and beyond, and think through strategies to use these tools better, or maybe to resist them all together. Last year, 225 people — students, staff, faculty, concerned individuals — participated from around the world.
after a stressful and complicated 2020 that saw many of us engage with technology in unhealthy and unsustainable ways. Let’s get critical — in a productive way! — and plan for 2021 to be a better year for students (and everyone!) in higher education.
What to Expect When You’re Digitally Detoxing
From January 15th to February 26th, you’ll get a weekly essay that takes a deep dive into some aspect of the relationship between education and technology: from the use (and abuse) of analytics, to the ethics of virtual proctoring, to the cognitive load of the videoconference, to the implications for equity of the choices we make. We’ll talk about what we want the university to be, and what we can do to shape it.
All members of the TRU community and beyond are welcome to join in our conversation. Register by 14 January to ensure you receive every update.
TRU Digital Detox 2021
Posts will appear here through the Detox period (January 15 – February 26, 2021) and will be archived on this site thereafter.