All Posts Tagged "thoughtvectors"

The Waste Books, Teaching, and Learning

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Lichtenberg, The Waste Books
Gjertrud Schnackenberg’s extraordinary and heartbreaking Heavenly Questions, in particular the section called “Sublimaze,” has led me to a new author–new to me, anyway: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. Much more to say about Lichtenberg, and the associative trail I followed when he appeared … Continue reading →
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Faculty and New Media Literacies

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Last week in Open Learning ’17 we began our work with Randy Bass and Bret Eynon’s book Open and Integrative: Designing Liberal Education for the New Digital Ecosystem, published in 2016 by the AAC&U. As with other things we’ve read in … Continue reading →
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Openly Dedicated

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When I got to college, I discovered there was a thing called intellectual history. Part of intellectual history, I also learned, was intellectual lineage: not just idea leading to idea, but thinker leading to thinker. Groups of writers interacting synchronously … Continue reading →
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Connected Learning: a personal epiphany

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It happened just last Tuesday, and I’ve been reeling ever since. I was talking with a student during an office visit. The topic of blogging came up. I’m not sure exactly how we got there, but I brought out one … Continue reading →
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Conceptual Frameworks: some thoughts

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At the end of the #OpenLearning17 week of digital literacy, hosted and herded and directed with aplomb, panache, alacrity, and insight by Bryan Alexander, I have a few thoughts on conceptual frameworks: their necessity, and why they are all too often … Continue reading →
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Ted Nelson: Artist, Philosopher, Filmmaker, New Media Pioneer

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Ted Nelson interview
This week, Open Learning ’17 features Dr. Ted Nelson, author of Computer Lib/Dream Machines. Click on the image below to watch excerpts from the interview I did with Ted in 2014. Ted spoke with me as part of the Thought Vectors in … Continue reading →
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Accelerating Augmentation

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For what one might call “Engelbart Week” at Open Learning ’17, I abridged Engelbart’s epic, and epochal, “Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework.” My thought was to make the reading more manageable, and to bring together resonant passages in a … Continue reading →
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Trails of wonder, rigorously explored.

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This week, Open Learning ’17 turns to Doug Engelbart’s “Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework”–but I want to write a few words about “As We May Think,” first. One of the great things about a learning experience undertaken with others … Continue reading →
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2017: Quarks, Love, and Insight

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Two ups, a down, and some gluons.  A hadron; later, perhaps, an atom. I used to do a little warm-up exercise in faculty development workshops. I called it “Quarks of Learning.” The question was simple: what are the elementary particles … Continue reading →
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Confessions of a Computer-Mediated Communications Addict

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Yes, I’ve been going through the closets lately. Here’s something I caught that might be of interest: a closing keynote address I presented at the 2002 Mary Washington College Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology. It was an interesting in-between time. … Continue reading →
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