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Ch 7: Seeing Ourselves, Kean University 2021, The Network

Automated “Me”

Remember those days when people actually took out the time to write things and not just have technology do everything for them? Yeah..it seems like ages ago. To be honest, I miss those days. When each of us had that excitement to write down in our diaries what we had done, or put an effort on our minds of a memory we wanted to talk about. But now, that sense of effort is gone. Not only with communicating with each […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

Mirror, Mirror On My Zoom

People don’t only have mirrors in their bedrooms, bathrooms or hallways. Honestly, people will make anything a mirror, to ensure that they (before anything else), look good and presentable to the other people. One would think that with the pandemic and a tiny amount of in-person interaction compared to before occurring, appearance wouldn’t be the thing everyone is still concerned about. But actually….wrong. Our faces can only be seen fully on the platform of video communication, and if masks are […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

Heads or Tails?

The reality of the internet has finally come to light this past year. With the global pandemic, no one really noticed the flaws, perks and various angles of the internet. But so much has happened and some of it had been calmed, instigated and balanced with the help of social media and information at your fingertips. This week’s blog post focuses on the good, bad, ugly and the detox that’s needed after dealing with this technological platform day after day, […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

Connect in a Time of Disconnection

Virtual connection is definitely not the same as an in-person connection. So why would it be useful? Maybe for conferences with attendees that can’t physically attend…that would be the best reason right? But what about when the whole world gets caught up in a diseased and deadly storm, when gestures of love and intimacy are now a double-edged sword, when breathing freely in a crowded place can possibly be a death warrant? What then? Does virtual connection bring people together […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

Share the Care

This week’s reading was very interesting and ironic. It seems as if caring has only been kept for certain people, not everyone. Why not? It’s not something to selfishly possess, it needs to be distributed equally to everyone, regardless of race, religion, political beliefs, etc. Gabriela Saldanha’s The Post Pandemic University and the Caring Gap really emphasized on how much of a difference there is between paid “professional” work and unpaid “caring” work. It doesn’t seem to be just a […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

A Step into the Unknown

Back to blogging, back to familiar territory. NetNarr is not a class I thought I would take. To be honest, I registered as a last minute course. Being a Bachelors in Elementary Education, I was keen on taking a graduate course in multilingualism for school but then a week before the semester started, I was made to realize that it was definitely not the course for me. It would force me to revisit things that I was over with; emotionally […]

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