107 Posts Categorized "Open Participants 2019"

Unaffiliated, but definitely not unconnected, individual digital alchemists (see a list of all Open Alchemists)

Open Participants 2019, The Network

The Future of Learning

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.” Dewey, Democracy and Education. I’ve been thinking a lot about resilience recently. Not as the ability to spring back up when knocked down (though that can be a good thing). But as the ability to adapt, to look at a new situation and think about how one can apply one’s existing skills. resilience (n.) 1620s, “act […]

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Digital Surveillance in the age of FAGMA- Field Guide Part 1 Emails

Do you have an email account? GMail or Outlook or Yahoo?  Guess what? Unless you are paying money for that free account it does not belong to you. Violating their terms of service means they get to shut you down. They own your information. They can shut you down for any reason. And they do not have to explain. And unless they decide to play nice, your information is gone. Who even knows if they have read it or not?Lesson 1: […]

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CLMOOC: Where Rings and Planets May Yet Connect Us

Greg has been building out a few fun, helpful video tutorials on our move in CLMOOC to use Web Rings and RSS Planets to gather the work and writing and sharing and connection of people together after the plug got pulled on G+ space. Sheri wrote a useful post that gives more specific details on joining these ventures. The CLMOOC Web Ring, still under construction with a few hiccups along the way (including this platform of Edublogs not quite in […]

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Good enough

Image by author CC-NC-SA I was asked this week how I write. Quickly, I said – in odd moments snatched whenever I can find them. I try not to think too much about what I’m writing – I scribble words on scraps of paper, I doodle on the scribbles and scribble some more. I try not to worry about choosing perfect words and phrases – I often use square brackets to remind myself that parts need polishing – that the […]

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Gifs and memes

Is there a difference?Really I am not sure if it matters as it is just another way to tell a short story.Today is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day.Who knew?And our Daily Digital Alchemy task was to create a short story about grilled cheese.I am a mother of three men. I know alllllll about grilled cheese.When my son is gaming this is the call I get from the basement.He did it the first time as a joke, but now he actually says […]

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Conversations in the Margins: NetArt with NetNarr

Networked Narratives held another of its regular Studio Visits earlier this week as the theme of the online course with an open invitation (allowing me and others to join in) shifts from the darkness of the web and technology to the light and the possible. Things are going from negative to positive. Here, Alex Saum is the guest, and she has been exploring the world of NetArt, or the leveraging of technology platforms to explore the notions of art. This […]

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Presentation of Selfies in Everyday Internet Life

It's taken me a while to write this post for multiple reasons, life (sick dog, vacation, etc.) and the topic itself. Part of the reason is I did not grow up in a world where a selfie was a thing so the urge to photograph myself is just not bred into me in the way it has been in younger people. A camera, rolls of film, processing the pictures, storing them was actually expensive and time consuming. Photos were not […]

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Our Real Selves/Our Fake Selves/ Our Shadow Selves

The mic hears everything flickr photo by kreg.steppe shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license “We’re looking at the relationship between fake and real.” — NPR Host Alix Spiegel The National Public Radio’s Invisibilia program turned its focus on the idea of our Invisible Selves, the way our online social media-infused identities are often in conflict with our offline identities. This radio program — Point, Shoot — is long, as a deep dive into an important issue, but it is […]

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CLMOOC Book Group: Exploring the World of Nerdfighters

(Note from Kevin: I actually wrote this post two days ago, thinking I would post it yesterday. I left it lingering in my draft bin. Then, the massacre in New Zealand happened, and I had a poem spilling forth about madness and hate and social media that I just could not shake without writing it, and that poem is what I shared yesterday as a blog post. The final stanza is a call about kindness in the world. I wondered […]

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The Shared Humanity in Our Digital Lives

The other day — Sunday, in fact — my wife came home from service at our church, raving about the sermon from our passionate, activist, youth-orientated co-pastor. The theme was technology in our lives, and Pastor Sarah, who often uses hip and modern allusions in our sermons, talked about how our devices are removing us from our interactions. My wife later sent me the link to her post/words/sermon later, which includes Sarah’s sermon (if you are interested in listening, you […]

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