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Wendy Taleo

Open Participants 2018, The Network

The checklist is never complete

What a great way to finish up 2018 #NetNarr with a 'green-screen-faking-it' video from Mia Zamora and Alan Levine. I just want them to shake hands so I know it's real! Two wonderful academics that have guided us through this maze we call Network Narratives. I'm wrapping up another #NetNarr event. The Final Final checklist suggested a few ways to curate what has been happening and I think this would be valuable for me now and as a way of […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Next Gen LMS

Photo by NASA on UnsplashReading the ever-exciting New Media Consortium 2017 report, it lists Next Generation Digital Learning Environments (NGDLE) on the 2-3 year timeframe for adoption. I'm thinking about Network Narratives in this framework and realise that what we have in the various resources of this course, makes up a learning 'portal' (pg 45). Whether this provides a deeper learning experience than signing up for a Learning Management System (LMS) experience is something that I am pondering.A portalthat allows a different viewfrom sea to sky, […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Game it – Week 8.0

In this segment of Netnarr we are being asked to think about games. Here is a short reflection on two of my fave games at the moment.Mahjong - the board gameThis is nothing like the 'match the pair' version that is popular on computers. The goal of the game is to be able to make a certain pattern of the tiles (like cards) in a throw out/pick up routine. I like the routine and process of this game which starts […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Selfie Unselfie Project

Unselfie Title: Who am I looking at?I question my selfWhat is my normalHow can I portray the digital versionWhat happens to my embodimentWhere is my fingerprintI am unique and trackableIs my eye in contact with youWhere is your replyDo I look at myselfDo I look at the future viewers(That posthuman lens)One last glimpseWhere are my hands, wrist, elbow, ankle1 minute / 8 shots / choose one / upload / download /New postInsert image / Write / Preview / Edit / […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Wearing the SOC(k)

Photo by Mike Wilson on UnsplashThese reflections are from the last iteration of Network Narratives. I feel that last years involvement was like being part of a SOC.SMALL  OPEN  CLASS (SOC)At any point in time, there was between 4-10 open participants active (or that I have interacted with) in the Network Narratives activities. Some people were consistent all the way through and other people came into the class through the porous class walls. During our Open Bus Tour  Alan Levine mentioned […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Another Adventure Begins on the Messy Internet

In Week 1 of Network Narratives we were pointed to the website Network Effect. The above capture shows the word categories that are options for filtering this information. The front page of this programme has this information and questions.The effect of this programme is nausea! A feeling of dread of the uselessness of it all, a sick feeling in the pit of one's stomach in the over dramatised but somehow ordered bits of information. The messy cultural messages. Did you try […]

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Open Participants 2017, The Network

Visions of Elsewhere

"Elsewhere the sky is the roof of the world; but here the earth was the floor of the sky."~Willa CatherNetworked Narratives Intercept 9 starts this way.The following poem is another interception constructed from this video of Mia Zamora and Alan Levine chatting.VISIONS OF ELSEWHEREOur sense of scale is correctedputting self into perspectivewhen we view the sky orthe view out another persons windowwe need this correction to seeour relative unimportance in the worldI feel the need of 'elsewhere' timeopen space and […]

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Open Participants 2017, The Network

Taking the MOO out of MOOC

Maybe you thought I'd be talking about massive, open and online things.....but it's really just about a cow in a paddock eating grass.This is the 'outing' and closing of The Jolt project. Way back when, like December 2016, I was chomping at the bit (oh that is a horse reference and he will come into this story as well) to get started on Network Narratives course. I think it was being promoted as a MOOC and due to the well […]

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Open Participants 2017, The Network

Between the campus and the cloud

Golden Silk Orb-weaver spiderImage: Wendy Taleo, 2017Somewhere betweenthe campus and the cloudmy stories lie hiddenuntil shared. Clear and loud.This is a continuation of my poem "Somewhere between" that you can read here. This week in Network Narratives we are thinking about the Storied Places. What stories lie within the campus and how can you understand the student experience from these stories? There are 2 physical campuses and 1 virtual 'cloud' campus that are relevant to my learning journeys at the moment. […]

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Open Participants 2017, The Network

Padlet Poetry and Boundaries

I started a collaborative activity in our NetNarr repose week(s). This came about from a Twitter DM conversation amongst a few of the open participants. I threw it out into the wild and the response has been fantastic, moving and multi-dimensional. The challenge for any learning activity is how much structure to put around it and how much structure is put upon us because of the tech/app used. This has continues to surface in the Network Narratives course/event/LOOM as people […]

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Open Participants 2017, The Network

On the bus tour

I wonder what you did on the bus tour todayDid the kids fight up the back rowOr tell naughty jokes?I wonder what you did on the bus tour todayDid the shy kids sit behind the driverOr crowd together on row 2?I wonder what you did on the bus tour todayWas there food flung from scungy lunchboxesOr cards played out of sight?I wonder what you did on the bus tour todayDid your big sister ignore youOr protect you from the word […]

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