11 Posts Categorized "Open Participants 2021"

Unaffiliated, but definitely not unconnected, individual participants in the 2021 Posr Pandemix University version of NetNarr (see a list of all Open Participants)

Open Participants 2021, The Network

Permission to have fun

I was told this week that we’re only meant to be dong work that is essential. Now, if this is true, then I know that it’s being said for good reasons – that our senior management are saying this out of a concern for staff – out of a wish to give people permission only to do what is needed and not to worry that they are not doing enough. But the person who told me about this had understood […]

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Comic About Teaching: Zoom Mutterings

I find it fascinating how pretty much universal this is: a presenter/teacher talking out about the technological things they are doing as the Zoom crowd waits for whatever comes next. I’ve even found myself apologizing to my students to narrating what I am doing to get things ready for class when we are on Zoom. I always imagine my students having a chuckle about it at my expense. Which I don’t mind at all. The mute button is … right […]

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Turning Collaborative Poem Into Song (but it ain’t no Shanty)

The other day, I wrote about a collaborative poem that folks in #ds106, and #clmooc, and beyond had contributed to. With 106 lines in its construction, the poem has now become a place of possible remix. I had joked at one point at trying to write a Sea Shanty with some of the words (ie, TikTok trend) and yesterday morning, after watching a bunch of YouTube videos of the recent Shanty trend, I was pretty confident that I could remix […]

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Open Participants 2021, The Network, Wittgenstein

What would Wittgenstein think of remix?

We were playing a game at the weekend, which Kevin started. Something you can’t holdOr package in paper and twineBut each of us has it inside usAnd can gift it, any time(I‘m thinking of 4 letter word w/ letters from chart. Take guess. If any letters in guess word are correct, I will capitalize in next couplet) #clmooc #smallpoems pic.twitter.com/F9iTcT5NAT— KevinHodgson (@dogtrax) February 14, 2021 We answered by making an acrostic of the word we guessed until we got it […]

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Whisper into the future

In this week in the Net Mirror (#NetNarr) Professor Levine is encouraging the use of audio to capture our thoughts.  Here I'm playing with audio and using the screen capture feature on Android (Samsung 10) that allows for multiple things: capturing my voice, capturing system sounds, screen annotation, video thumbnail.  This would be a very cool way to tell a story using a multimodal approach.This is a cross posting for #WalkMyWorld where I came across the "I Miss My Bar" […]

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Slice of Life: Documenting Opportunities (Pandemic Year)

(This is for the Slice of Life challenge, hosted by Two Writing Teachers. We write on Tuesdays about the small moments in the larger perspective … or is that the larger perspective in the smaller moments? You write, too.) It’s a year or so into the Pandemic, and it seemed like a good time to have my sixth graders reflect in writing on life in the Pandemic. I framed their responses as a Message in a Bottle (digital version) for Future Historians. […]

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NetNarr: Then What?

I’m not completely sure what I am doing here, but Networked Narratives is designed on the reality that the Pandemic has changed learning at the University level. I followed the lead of some others in designing some art about this concept. It’s not that I think this disruption will completely dismantle higher education, but it is going to be impacted (as it already is) by technology and remote learning and more. That’s worth noting and thinking about, and the NetNarr […]

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What I learnt from The Boss (and the band)

 In Week 1 (and a bit) of Network Narratives there have been two questions for me:1. How can education be subverted?2. What do I think about this course theme: Post Pandemic University (PPU)These are extracted from the facilitators introduction and not asked directly. With another open participant, Terry Elliott (@telliowkuwp), we have been discussing these questions via the margins using hypothes.is. Terry suggested that the answer to question one might be GameStop. I'll leave that right there!Terry suggested The Boss, […]

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Tying it all together

Nearly there. This week I spoke to my supervisor and my Graduate School and I have sent off my “intention to submit” by March 31st 2021. It’s almost done- I just need to finish the final chapters and give it a thorough edit. It’s been a long journey – as I scrawled down on a scrap of paper this week, my thesis has gone through changes from looking at collaborative learning, through to thinking about peer interactions and ending with […]

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Old Paths, Newly Revisited: NetNarr and WalkMyWorld

I am dipping my toes into new iterations of two projects that I have participated in as “open participant” in the past — Networked Narratives: Net Mirror (with Mia and Alan) and Walk My World: 2021 (with Ian). Like some others (such as my friend and collaborator, Wendy), I might tangle the two together, bundling my learning and explorations across platforms and networks and learning programs. Both NetNarr and Walk My World are situated primarily in college classrooms, at the […]

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