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Kean University 2021, The Network

Proctor Software

In this new world that we are living in, we are evolving and finding new ways for us to do things.  WIth this wave of online instruction in classrooms at all levels, we are seeing an emergence in all new types of technology.  Some of it is very useful and important to the classroom setting.  Other forms of technology leave some room for questions.  Specifically, I question the need and importance of proctoring technology in the context of online schooling.  […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

Catching our Breath

I am going to be honest, I am very much looking forward to this week’s class to discuss the “Catching our Breath” reading, because I just did not understand it all that much.  I get that we are talking about race, but adding in the technology angle muddied things a little bit for me.   Just to briefly point out some things that stuck out to me, is this notion of technology being a metaphor for race.  It is just another […]

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Virtual Justice and Algorithms

The content for this week was interesting on so many different levels.  First, I want to touch on the TED talk regarding algorithms and Bias.  Dr. Zamora, Alan and Ryan would be the only ones to remember this, but I actually presented on this topic last year in this class.  I thoroughly enjoyed it because of all of the different rabbit holes, so to speak, that it allows us to go down.  The reason why this is so important is […]

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Surveillance Capitalism

Surveillance capital is one of the biggest changes that we have gone through over the last two decades.  With the evolution of technology has come the evolution of how companies will use our information to make money off of our presence online.  We live in a society today where most people leave a considerable footprint online, and they are all being captured to help companies take in a ton of data from many different people and build their presence around […]

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Building Algorithms with our Online Data

The Ted Talk from this week was eye opening to say the least.  I always had an understanding of how companies use algorithms to lead us to certain pages or to target ads more specifically to us, however, some of the examples that were used by Zeynep Tufekci.  She mentions early on the science of “persuasion architecture.”  The example that she used was candy and gum in super markets at the eye level of children so that they pester their […]

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The Good, Bad and the Ugly

This week I am presenting the “On Being” podcast hosted by Krista Tippett.  Her guest in this particular episode was Danah Boyd, with the tagline “The internet of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”  I am so glad that I chose to present this work because I feel like there is so much that can be done with it.  I think because they covered so much, there are so many insightful discussions that we can have that I envision […]

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We all kind of do it, don’t we?

The reading for this week about the “zoom gaze” was the most relatable thing I have read in the past 12 months. For those that were going through the transition from in-person classes to the since adopted online format know I have been hyper critical and resistant to it from it’s genesis. I could have chosen to do this program online, but I chose to do it as an in-person program deliberately. Granted, there are certainly stark differences between how […]

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VConnecting

The reading for this week was very informative on the dynamics involved in equity in our new world of living in a virtual world.  It was eye opening to see how many potential barriers can get in the way of offering a fair opportunity for people from all different kinds of backgrounds and situations to take place in these new conferences, and to see the steps that are taken by those who are responsible for putting the conference on.  The […]

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Caring Gap

This reading was a great way for us to begin our journey. It, in my opinion, was able to tackle some major concepts early and I know we are going to do a much deeper dive off of this and go on some welcome tangents in order for us to see exactly how these things effect us today, especially in the connected world we live in. The gap between carers and non carers was something that I never explicitly thought […]

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