"Accessible Affordances of Asynchronicity: Cripping Online Instruction" presented by Leslie Anglesy and Molly Ubbesen
The second session in the 2021-2022 GSOLE Webinar Series
Teaching and learning in the same space at the same time is typically the unquestioned norm for education. However, in times when we are not able to come together, it becomes clearer that this synchronicity is a privilege, one that not everyone had from the start. In our webinar, we will discuss the accessible and equitable affordances we find in asynchronous teaching.
Drawing on disability studies scholarship, we explore crip time as “a flexible approach to normative time frames” (Price 62). When we consider normative notions of time, we can recognize many layers of inaccessibility in many traditional writing classrooms. Online writing classrooms, however, have the opportunity to create uniquely accessible spaces because they do not solely operate upon normative notions of time. We will share our experiences teaching asynchronously and invite participants to share their own experiences, concerns, questions, and plans for the future.