Three articles this week have given me a better understanding of open pedagogy and digital redlining. Prior to this, my understanding of these contents was vague, because in the past we rarely had access to knowledge from the web, we learned it from textbooks. I was never told that these things were important. After I finished reading these articles, it deepened my understanding of the previous articles that were relevant. It turns out that teaching online is more difficult and there are more factors to consider than teaching in the class with textbooks.

Some students they work part-time to earn money for college. However, textbooks are not included in the tuition, but a lot of textbooks can be very expensive, students can’t afford all of the textbooks. However, open pedagogy not only saves students money on the trip to class, it also saves on textbooks. Students can browse the text and what they need to know directly on the Internet or download it to their computers. 

The second article talks about the digital redlining. It says that the government dictates the scope of our search.They put up a wall to block content that is violent or inappropriate for the corresponding grade, which makes it automatic for students to filter when they search using the school network. The search was narrowed down in order to allow students to learn what they were supposed to learn, so that they could search with direct and effective. They let students search the web for things that the government wants them to see. It’s like a variety show on TV, where in order to build a character’s character and make the audience think he’s funny, they purposely put funny clips of that person on a reality show. Because the media wants the audience to think he’s just a funny guy, they cut out other clips of him later that don’t fit this person’s setup. So, the things we see is what other people want us to see. I think that’s pretty humane. Although it will limit the students’ intake of knowledge, it will allow them to search very effectively for what they need to learn. When they want to go further later. They can continue to search and students should read the right things at the right age.



Claire Howell Major. (2015). Teaching Online – A Guide to Theory, Research, and Practice. Retrieved from (pp. 88-105)

Gilliard, C. (2019, November 06). Digital Redlining, Access, and Privacy. Retrieved July 19, 2020, from