Before we can co-envision useful options for decolonising digital learning spaces, we must first know what questions to ask and how to ask. To begin our work, our energies are focused on research methods. We are research tools and techniques and how to review, supplement and/or replace mainly white-Western European tools and techniques with ones hopefully more appropriate, efficient, and innovative approaches to better understand community needs and values.

While there are many, many research methods, we are selecting methods that allow the researchers to step outside their own pre-conceived understandings to avoid dominating or imposing meaning upon the participants’ understandings. For this reason, one of the first methods that we are going to try is a 'knowledge elicitation' method that is popular in user-interface design:


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Card Sorting Method (Single Criterion)