58 Posts Categorized "Kean University 2021"

Digital Storytelling course at Kean University taught by Mia Zamora and Alan Levine (all blogging at the Net Mirror 2021 site)

Kean University 2021, The Network

The Internet of Publicity, Bigotry, and Liberty

I want to start this post by sharing my Daily Create kaleidoscope. This activity was engrossing, and I spent way too much time playing around with the program and trying out different colors. The little red dot in the middle of my finished product gives me 2001: A Space Odyssey vibes, and an AI gone rogue seems to fit the theme of NetNarr.  I spent way too much time playing with this kaleidoscope painter. @ds106dc #tdc3323 #ds106 #netnarr pic.twitter.com/OyXHp8l0MQ— M.E. […]

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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and The Hope

            Kevin certainly has his hands full with this week’s readings.  As soon as I read the title, I was instantly brought into the world of my favorite western. From the title alone I could feel the sun beating down on the dusty landscape.  I could hear that iconic whistle, known to Clint Eastwood fans, blowing over the tumble weeds of what’s been going on across the Internet.  This article presented plenty of Good, Bad and Ugly for me to […]

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A Whole New World

Danah Boyd mentioned some valid points in “The Internet of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. “ She and I grew up in the same era and I could relate to her experiences with the birth of the internet.In 1990, I was a freshman at Seton Hall University and the only technology we had in our dorm room was a brother electronic typewriter and a boom box. Personal computers were unaffordable for a lot of people. Everything was done […]

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Idea vs Reality in the Post Pandemic University

          I’ve been reflecting a lot on how difficult it is to bridge the gap between ideas and reality. This was made clear last week in our discussing of IEHospitality and trauma informed practices, and it is clear in this week’s consideration of the internet. The ‘reading’ (podcast) for this week, “The Internet of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” is laden with ideas around the world of technology and the internet and the tricky relationship they have with […]

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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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IEH and Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

Thanks to Amber for trailblazing some important considerations as we continue to think about digital citizenship and education in the age of pandemic, and as we dream of a post-pandemic university that is transformed. Here are the agenda slides from our discussion on 2/11/21. Body (in teaching and learning) "Turning people into less then whole humans isn’t just an online problem or a problem of the pandemic. …(The) body isn’t a new theory and neither is the way dehumanizing is […]

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Digital Wellbeing

To start off with, I wanted to share a brief audio story I made at the direction of Professor Alan. We were challenged to write an audio story of our position in relation to class. I’m starting with this first as I feel it will leave a fitting impression to my thoughts this week: [vocaroo id="15YdTSTvvUIi"] https://voca.ro/15YdTSTvvUIi Second, I had listened to Dana Boyd’s podcast The Internet of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. It was an interesting segment […]

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Hybrid Hospitality

While reading “Intentionally Equitable Hospitality in Hybrid Video Dialogue: The context of virtually connecting” I found that this is an article that educators should read. As we have now reached a full year of virtual instruction, one may believe that they are aware of the difficulties that hybrid instruction brings, but it is clear that some are aware yet tend to dismiss the difficulties. As we begin to reopen, the article discusses the challenges in hybrid settings and the push […]

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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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If You’re Stressed, It’s Intentionally Equitable Hospitality We Suggest!

So, maybe professors won’t sing and dance and do tricks with their fellow professors/ candlesticks, but this week’s reading, “Intentionally Equitable Hospitality in Hybrid Video Dialogue: The Context of Virtually Connecting,” brought Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast to the forefront of my mind. So, let’s put on “Be Our Guest,” set a smile on our faces, and journey into the article and some of the finer points that are not only concerning, but something that needs to be tackled […]

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Who Cares’?

It was nice to kick off our journey into the PPU. I feel like we all took something away from the messages that were being given to us. I thank each of you for your time, patience and empathy as we went through the information about the careers gap. Could I ask each of you to provide me with feedback on the journey we took last week. What did you like about the journey? Was there anything that you didn’t […]

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Sounds Like an Exquisite PPU Story

Sound is so critical and often underappreciated in media storytelling, but it’s often subtle- background sounds that provide a setting, the slam of a door or the gentle crunching of foot steps approaching a door. Today’s message is via audio, the typical recording of me speaking, but consider how you might even tell a story in sound with no dialogue (check out an activity in the Make Bank). View on Vocaroo >> I use a fun, free site for doing […]

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Building Community Activities Online

As soon as I read the title to each of the reading for the week, ideas started to swirl around in my head.  I have always been a boy that, as Yoda put it, “Looked to the stars…never his mind on where he was.”  It’s true and it has served me well. Right after reading the titles and who authored the pieces I instantly set to writing down ideas.  I would love for one day, have all students in a […]

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The Body in the Post-Pandemic University

A theme that is beginning to emerge in my contemplation of the material we are reading in NetNarr is Body. I realize the notion of Body is not a new one and there are many, many people before me that have fleshed this out. This framework of the Body started to come to me partly because I am reading The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolkfor my class on trauma and also after reading the article “Bodies […]

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