Feminists launch model for online learning


A year after The New York Times ran an article about Silicon Valley, which opened with “Men invented the Internet,” FemTechNet is about to launch an online curricula highlighting the significant contributions of feminists to technology, WomensNews reports. FemTechNet, which describes itself as “a global network of feminist, students and artists who work on, with and at the borders of technology, science and feminism in a variety of fields,” is calling the curriculum a DOCC, or Distributed Open Collaborative Course. “Dialogues in Feminism and Technology,” its first DOCC course–running from Sept.16 through December in 15 universities across the United States and Canada–is something of a pilot, which starts in North America and aims to expand across the globe in the coming year.

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