New Media Faculty Dev. Seminar – FA2010

"Awakening the Digital Imagination" – a Networked Seminar

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Deschooling? Scary

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I really enjoyed today’s discussion of “Learning Webs” in Deschooling Society. My fellow participants had some great comments and insights. While the author made some good points, it is scary to think of changing the educational system in such radical, major ways all at once. I would be afraid the students, and indeed, everyone, would […]

I Will Survive…

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First, I Was Afraid. I Was Petrified…or something like that…I must admit that I struggled with the Deschooling reading for today. Something deep and, seemingly, primal screamed out in slo-mo, “NOOOO!!!!” when the author appeared to belittle the h…

I Will Survive…

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First, I Was Afraid. I Was Petrified…or something like that…I must admit that I struggled with the Deschooling reading for today. Something deep and, seemingly, primal screamed out in slo-mo, “NOOOO!!!!” when the author appeared to belittle the h…

I Will Survive…

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First, I Was Afraid. I Was Petrified…or something like that…I must admit that I struggled with the Deschooling reading for today. Something deep and, seemingly, primal screamed out in slo-mo, “NOOOO!!!!” when the author appeared to belittle the h…

Turkle, Video Games, and Flow

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I’ve played a video game twice, I think. The first was Pac Man, which I remember as being kind of fun, although I felt that I was not very good at the game. The second, I think, was Grand Theft Auto. I remember trying and failing miserably, to keep my car from crashing into things. I felt very […]

Laurel-Computer as Agent

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One of Laurel’s points that I related to was her question “Can computers think?” Of course not, but the author describes the Aristotelian point of view that an agent, is “one who takes action” , and the more accepted legal definition of “one who is empowered to act on behalf of another”. We accept that our computers are our agents, performing actions […]

A bit of background is necessary before I get into my belated discussion of Turkle (which I thought I had put on timed release but did not, I suppose).First, I love games of all sorts. One of my favorite things to do with my family has always been to …

A bit of background is necessary before I get into my belated discussion of Turkle (which I thought I had put on timed release but did not, I suppose).First, I love games of all sorts. One of my favorite things to do with my family has always been to …

A bit of background is necessary before I get into my belated discussion of Turkle (which I thought I had put on timed release but did not, I suppose).First, I love games of all sorts. One of my favorite things to do with my family has always been to …

Deschooling

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There are certainly merits for de-institutionalizing education. However, I could not get past the idea that the system described would be incredibly disadvantageous to children of lower socio-economic households.  I wonder if Illich had spent much time with children and parents who live in multi-generational poverty.  Those households are in constant chaos.  Parents for the …

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