Mapping Global Internet Access and Censorship on the iPad

Negar Mottahedeh, Associate Professor, Literature

Project Description

In Spring 2011, Negar Mottahedeh, Associate Professor, Literature, used the iPad in her course Literature 255, Mapping the Technologies of Resistance.  The course looks at the uses of technologies of resistance in social uprisings – everything from cameras, phones, and fax machines to the social media, tactics and other tools.  Professor Mottahedeh had two students in the course who pursued projects to map internet access and censorship and they used the iPad for display and work on the projects.

Project start date: January 2011

Funding awarded: iPad loaners

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Randy Riddle

Author: Randy Riddle

Randy Riddle is a Senior Consultant in Duke Learning Innovation and consults with faculty in the Social Sciences on pedagogy, learning, student assessment, and integrating technology into teaching practices. His professional interests include active learning, “flipped” classroom methods, inclusive classroom strategies, and integration of e-learning tools, social networking, video and multimedia, and data visualization into the daily work of teaching.