Establishing Digital Pedagogy as a Norm: Towards a Humane Cyberinfrastructure




Cyberinfrastructure –

“The coordinated aggregate of software, hardware and other technologies, as well as human expertise, required to support current and future discoveries in science and engineering.”
– SBE/CISE Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for the Social Sciences1

Humane –

“If a system’s one-on-one interaction with its human user is not pleasant and facile, the resulting deficiency will poison the performance of the entire system, however fine that system might be in other aspects… an interface is humane if it is responsive to human needs and considerate of human frailties.”
– Jef Raskin, The Humane Interface2

Key Approaches

  • Start with low expectations and projects of scale
  • Low barrier of entry
  • Shallow learning curve
  • Proselytize … on their terms
  • Pride and plaudits
  • Let it come from the community

Some Results

Bard Graduate Center Digital Media Lab

Course Sites


For an elaborated discussion of these materials and approaches see this article

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