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Mark Corbett Wilson

digitalhumanities, The Network

Breathe

In the spring of 2021 I participated in “Elder Circles: Fierce Words of the Third Age”, StoryCenter’s (storycenter.org) first workshop for those over 60. I joined founder and Executive Director Joe Lambert and Linda Parris-Bailey, playwright and Founder of ParrisBaileyArts.com, who also served as the Executive/Artistic Director of the Carpetbag Theatre for 45 years, in a six-week workshop to examine stories of life as an older adult. The screenshot (above) of the Google Site I made for the workshop explains […]

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#Ethics21, The Network

An economy of care

When I went to sleep last night I meant to write about ethics this morning. I woke up early and turned on the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s “All in a Weekend” on CBC Radio with Sonali Karnick to hear her interviewing Judy Rebick about how women economists in Canada and around the world are transforming economics to focus more on social impact and an economy of care, as opposed to growth for its own sake. Judy Rebick: Women Economists Changing Economics […]

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Saudade in Santa Fe

It’s been 20 years since the last time I was in Santa Fe. My mom was from New Mexico and we used to spend one month each summer visiting her parents in Silver City in the southwest corner of New Mexico. We traveled around visiting our many relatives and exploring the beauty of the landscape, so I often got to Santa Fe as a kid.As an adult, I was fascinated by the history and culture, and visited Santa Fe as […]

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Ethics, Analytics and the Duty of Care

I’m looking forward to participating in Ethics, Analytics and the Duty of Care cMOOC created by Stephen Downes. Join in the fun! https://ethics.mooc.ca/course_outline.htm My learning philosophy in a graphic I created. Click for more. AIRT is Scots Gaelic word meaning direction I’m interested in connectivism, personal learning networks, graphing my learning – both formal and informal, FOSS, and heutagogy. A retired craftsman, with five decades of experience unrecognized by higher further education, I have taken dozens of online courses, accredited […]

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Open Participants 2017, The Network

Storytelling

I returned to StoryCenter in Berkeley this week to participate in a Digital Storytelling workshop. It’s been five years since my first workshop there. I returned to community college as a non-traditional (adult) student after President Obama urged displaced workers to update their skills in his first State of the Union address. I had such a terrible experiance in Oakland’s Peralta Community College District I was inspired to become a student leader. That led to being invited to a New […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Further Education Adventures of an Adult Student Spring 2018

Above – Stay on the Path A mashup I made from a google map image of Berkeley City College, a picture of the Campanile at UC Berkeley and an inviting meadow leading into a thicket of distractions. One year ago (April 2017), having struggled with the culture of incompetence across the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) during my years of service as a student representative, I emailed my counselor and asked what was needed to complete my two Associate’s degrees. […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Enough

I made a digital postcard to commemorate the students from Granada Hills High School in Southern California (and in cities in all fifty states) who walked out of their classes, staged demonstrations and observed a moment of silence in honor of the fourteen students and three adult staff killed a month ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. I’m proud the students are politically savvy and followed what Granada Hills alum John Elway does, not what he says, […]

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Open Participants 2017, The Network

Listening to the Spring Rain and Wikipedia

So far in 2018, the second Monday evening of the month is technology night at the Western Institute for Social Research (WISR). In my new (volunteer) position as Learning Technologist, I suggested this ongoing event to help the faculty and administration improve their digital skills as they transition to an online accredited institution. For our first project, I set up a free Wikiversity course so we can all learn to edit and eventually create Wikipedia pages. “The Wikiversity e-Learning model […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

#netnarr – Mark Corbett Wilson 2018-02-23 17:20:35

I used a 1979 archive photograph of Devil’s Slide on the former California Hwy 1 as a background for a gif made with text from Nick Montfort’s dynamic poem generator to complete today’s Daily Create for Digital Alchemy in the Open Education course Networked Narratives at Kean University in New Jersey. #dda165 Visualize Taroko Gorge This Daily DA published February 21st, 2018 is organized under For the Eyes (visual), Incantations Open Nick Montfort’s dynamic, generative poem…. Let it flow by… Relax […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Here we go again! Taking Year 2 of Networked Narratives for a spin!

What The Heck Kind of Course is This? At the core this is a bonafide on the ground course in Networked Narratives at Kean University, with registered students who will spend some time each week in a classroom. Last year it was co-taught by Mia Zamora at Kean join via the interwebs by Alan Levine who beamed in from his home Arizona. Several of you participated. This time around, Alan is the sole teacher, still beaming in, with the assistance […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Further Adventures of an Adult Student

I’m completing a Bachelor’s degree online at Metropolitan State University’s College of Individualized Studies in St. Paul, Minnesota. I chose Metro State because they were originally a University Without Walls when created in 1971. I’m also a student and worker at the Western Institute for Social Research in Berkeley, California, which grew out of Berkeley’s University Without Walls after it imploded. I had to have all my transcripts sent to Metro State, just from the accredited schools, eight in all. […]

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