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Kean University, The Network

Returning from #Arganee

A selfie from all the alchemists of #arganee! #netnarr @netnarr pic.twitter.com/UCqUSO6CWa — Rissa Candiloro (@RissaCandiloro) May 4, 2017 Sometimes you take a trip and it changes the way see you everything.  The journey of the course called Networked Narratives was just that kind of trip.  When I was imagining designing a course on digital storytelling in the networked age, I was certainly excited.  But I had no idea how transformative the actual journey would be, and how much magic would […]

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Kean University, The Network

Change ahead: A Fulbright in Norway!

While we have been taking our Spring Break “breather” in #NetNarr, I have been making plans for a major transition of my own.  I am happy to announce that I have been awarded a Fulbright Foundation grant in Digital Culture for the academic year 2017-2018.  Next year I will be a visiting scholar at the University of Bergen, Norway.  My Fulbright research project is entitled Networks & Narratives: Participatory Culture and Digital Storytelling. As a faculty leader and networked scholar at Kean University, I […]

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Kean University, The Network

What a #NetNarr Week!

Another wonderful week of #NetNarr has whipped by with so much food for thought! In cased you missed it and are interested in listening, Alan (@cogdog) & I were joined by Mark (@MCorbettWilson) & Geoff (@ggevalt) on Thursday night for a National Writing Project radio interview. Discover #NetNarr, an open connected course of digital storytelling + civic imagination, w/ @MiaZamoraPhD + @cogdog: https://t.co/hnBEBGDlw7 pic.twitter.com/y5W1WRFVLp — Writing Project (@writingproject) February 16, 2017 We were interviewed by Christina Cantrill of the National Writing Project (@seecantrill). […]

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Kean University, The Network

On iphones & intuition…

My iphone has had “touch disease” for the past week or so.  The display streaks and flashes.  The touch screen does not respond.  In other words, my phone is useless.  This has lead me down a few paths of response.  At first, I patiently attempted to restore it.  I troubleshooted and researched to no avail. Eventually, I gave up and entered into a short state of suspended denial as I just went on with my life sans phone for a few days.  At this stage, I am […]

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Kean University, The Network

We are open 24 hrs & we welcome new connections….

There is a common understanding in a traditional classroom setting that there is a formal start date and a formal end date that must be adhered to in order to “learn correctly”.  But in an open course with a “connectivist sensibility”, this carry-over from the 19th & 20th century learning experience is not entirely applicable.  ….Calling all open learners, you are welcome to come and go as you see fit. I want to take a moment to welcome anyone whose […]

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Kean University, The Network

Out first #NetNarr Twitter chat

What a WONDERful conversation about Alchemy on Wednesday evening with the #NetNarr community.  Kean students (in NJ) and open participants (from all around the world) weighed in collectively on the main metaphor for our open Networked Narratives connected course: Alchemy! What is alchemy?  Catch a glimpse of the enlightening chat we had (and the fun) here:   [View the story “What is Alchemy? Our first #NetNarr Twitterchat ” on Storify] **Coming up:  we will have many twitterchats during this open […]

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Kean University, The Network

Out first #NetNarr Twitter chat

What a WONDERful conversation about Alchemy on Wednesday evening with the #NetNarr community.  Kean students (in NJ) and open participants (from all around the world) weighed in collectively on the main metaphor for our open Networked Narratives connected course: Alchemy! What is alchemy?  Catch a glimpse of the enlightening chat we had (and the fun) here:   [View the story “What is Alchemy? Our first #NetNarr Twitterchat ” on Storify] **Coming up:  we will have many twitterchats during this open […]

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Kean University, The Network

Calling co-learners of all ages!

By now you have possibly caught wind of Networked Narratives – a networked “collaboratory” in digital storytelling.  Our open connected course embraces the notion of being “digital alchemists” as we thoughtfully mix together “elements” of media and storytelling.   #Netnarr is excited to open up new pathways for all different kinds of learners.  People have already started to come from far and wide.  They will come from varying human perspectives and most certainly, from differing experiences.   Welcome 2 Networked Narratives- a LOOM (little open online movement): […]

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Kean University, The Network

All the things we cannot see….

I am thinking about all the things we cannot see. Things large and small, things gentle and things formidable.  Things floating right by us, things key to the way we live and breathe.  Love is in the air, and the elements, so many memories and molecules, and our countless communications too.   Sound waves, light, numbers and letters, signs and symbols, our loss, our hope, scents left behind. When you think about it, the air is like a library, a record of every life […]

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Kean University, The Network

When objects are endowed with force….

I know that this obsidian holds some kind of power.  I found it on a walk in the West Coast when I was around 20.  It is smooth and dark and weighty and sharp.  It seemed to be waiting for me to pick up. ….What is a sacred object, but a placeholder for mystery and faith in what can’t be seen? People incorporate the divine into their personal landscapes.  Objects can serve as doorways between secular and sacred worlds.  They […]

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Kean University, The Network

New Years Resolution: Snap Blogs

  I love to write, but sometimes it becomes a time challenge for me.  Yes, I do love to write rather lengthly (somewhat scholarly) reflections in the form of blog posts, but that form of blogging takes a bit of time, which in the end prevents me from blogging as much as I really want to.  I will of course continue to write some of these blogs (mostly for my DML Central blog).  But I want to write & share more often, and not […]

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