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“Magical Combinations:” Notes from a Ted Talk

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How does one respond to the blooming, buzzing mind of Ted Nelson? I don’t really know…trying to follow the associative trails in that mind is quite the adventure. I’ll take my fallback approach, which is to gather some fragments or nuggets of thought (or, as Jon Udell might now term them, “segments of interest“), throw them […]
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Augmented Intelligence: The True and Only AI

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This week for #OpenLearning17 we’re reading excerpts from Doug Engelbart’s “Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework.” And here I am now, in reflecting upon this text, putting into practice the very “conceptual framework” that it so perspicaciously advanced more than half a century ago. We take it for granted today, this ability to display and […]
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Notes and Trails

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I’m still processing this week’s #openlearning17 webinar, “‘As We May Think’, Annotation, and Liberal Learning: A Conversation with Hypothess.is’ Jon Udell and Jeremy Dean.” And I find myself wanting to use the very practices and ideas that were discussed therein, annotating the conversation and creating my own knowledge structure by connecting ideas and concepts in […]
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Happy (Associative) Trails To You, Revisited

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Reading “As We May Think” again is like revisiting an old friend, and in this case it prompted me to recall a classroom experience that I had a couple of years ago, during a previous engagement with Vannevar Bush. I developed a new course called “How the Web Works” to teach at Austin College for […]
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Hello #OpenLearning17

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I’m excited to join the party at Open Learning: A Connectivist MOOC for Faculty Collaboratives. While I’ve been blogging for the last couple of years at Digital Pedagogy @ Austin College, I’ve inexplicably put off writing and speaking in a space that is truly my own, in a voice that is truly my own. The […]
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