SXSW EDU 2022

Redefining Digital Literacy: Algorithms and You

Teaching digital literacy becomes more important each year, but without learning about algorithms, students are missing the opportunity to be metacognitive about their online and offline interactions and how they contribute to systemic injustices that harm marginalized communities. In this session, learn about algorithmic bias, algorithmic injustices, and a few ways to teach about this extremely important and timely topic.

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  1. Identify systemic algorithmic injustices
  2. Teach the role of algorithmic laws and policy, focusing on justice and equity
  3. Advocate for a change in digital literacy curriculum to focus on algorithms and algorithmic justice.

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Libby Otto, Senior Pedagogy Consultant, The Institute for Digital Humanity

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