Community conversations: A model for community-driven design of learning ecosystems with geospatial technologies

Sheena Erete, Jessa Dickinson, Caitlin Martin, Anna Bethune, Nichole Pinkard

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Abstract

Geospatial technologies can be leveraged by community members to identify physical and social barriers to youth participation in out-of-school-time (OST) activities. In this paper, we describe Community Conversations, a case model of an intentionally designed sociotechnical system to support a community’s redesign of their informal learning ecosystem. The model combines data and geospatial analysis with grassroots community engagement. Our approach supports a community-driven method for defining the vision of what an equitable OST learning ecosystem should look like. We share experiences with complex modeling of sociopolitical dynamics (often unrepresented in data mining and geospatial technologies) and reflect on our understanding of the “geographic expression” of socioeconomic inequities and injustices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationThe Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsMelissa Gresalfi, Ilana Seidel Horn
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages1629-1632
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781732467279
StatePublished - 2020
Event14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Nashville, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2020Jun 23 2020

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNashville
Period6/19/206/23/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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