All Posts Tagged "Reflections"

Can Democrats learn from President Macron’s example?

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French President Macron snubs Donald Trump at the new NATO headquarters.
  At the 2017 ceremony to open the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, French President Macron demonstrated how to communicate with a bully. I added the Belgian national anthem, performed by the US Navy band, for atmosphere. And a fake news ending. If the video player isn’t working for you, you can watch President […]
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Further Education Adventures of an Adult Student Spring 2018

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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 […]
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Listening to the Spring Rain and Wikipedia

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List of Departed Trump Administration list on Rachel Maddow Show.
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 it to help the faculty and administration improve their digital skills as they transition to an online accredited institution. For our first project, […]
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Further Adventures of an Adult Student

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<span><span>Reading Time: </span><span>3</span><span> minutes</span></span>I was reading and annotation (via Hypothes.is) the first reading Fifty Shades of Open and I was struck by something I’d never heard of before… the notion of “free as in puppies” (to be distinct from free as in gratis/beer and … <a href="http://blog.mahabali.me/blog/whyopen/openlearning17/free-as-in-puppies-and-other-metaphors-openlearning17/">Continue reading <span>→</span></a>
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 […]
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Learn to edit Wikipedia

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Join me at the Western Institute for Social Research (WISR) in Berkeley, California, next Monday, January 15th at 6 pm Learn to edit Wikipedia! Bring your laptop and we will all sign into the online course and discuss the eventual creation of a WISR Wikipedia page. Click on the flyer to enroll or download the […]
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Farewell 2017

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Many new beginnings, many endings too. We are all temporary. [View the story “Twitter Chat: Public Humanities and Public Scholarship” on Storify]
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California Sociological Association Annual Conference

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Laura-Gogia
Network Map of Nugan Hand Ltd private bank and connections by Mark Lombardi. I was recently in Sacramento, California, at the annual meeting of the California Sociological Association. Two years ago I attended the meetin...
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Why Open Matters

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Happy 2017
A retired American scientific glassblower, I started on my career journey at a California community college after I graduated from high school. On a whim I signed up for a...
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My College Degree as a Digital Humanities Project

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I’m developing a new model for adult learners so they can avoid the experience I had while trying to improve my skills at a Community College. Combining Self-Directed Learning, Computational...
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Learning Strategies and Goals

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A black and white photograph of Oxford University from a nearby rooftop.
  “A university training…aims at raising the intellectual tone of society, at cultivating the public mine, at purifying the national taste, at supplying true principles to popular enthusiasm and fixed...
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