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  1. Jun 2016
    1. the textbook company Pearson Education recently penned an op-ed attacking the idea that open educational resources (which are produced on an emergent, open-source model) could ever compete with the factory precision of a company like Pearson.

      I think it is odd that Pearson is fighting the inevitable instead finding a way to profit from this.

    2. Instead, evolution must proceed through a series of stable, intermediate forms, via a pattern Simon calls “aggregation of subassemblies.”

      I think the "stable" aspect of each form is what is critical. Its allows for usefulness and purposefulness.

    1. anonymity that can exist in digital discourse has to be removed in order to be deliberative

      This is interesting. I have thoughts I would like to deliberate publicly, but I would not necessarily want to associate with them because they are only ideas I consider, not necessarily hold.

    2. doing identity work can be understood as an integral and radically coherent dimension of being a contemporary person living a contemporary life

      IMO this is such a novel concept for public deliberation. It is one many contend with privately, I think, but until reading this article I didn't realize it had any wider social validity.

    3. deliberative social system

      a social system that can openly deliberate is the basis of an open democracy. Not that this is necessarily what we have in the USA, but it's a worthy ideal to strive toward.

    4. elections however it has issues as, “it fails to inform and actualize its participants. Nothing ensures that citizens will have informed opinions

      opinions that are not informed are vulnerable to propaganda,

    5. The tendency for citizens to identify with larger groups and direct their loyalty to organizations such as political parties is destabilizing to pluralistic democracies.

      again, an excellent and insightful citation.

    6. affinity spaces as generative environments

      Affinity spaces and generative environments: thank you for citing these terms!

    7. As a consumer it is easy to passively engage and observe what is going on.

      A common trap that feel like you are participating, but are not.

    1. pulling for education

      ILT5340 is doing an excellent job of modeling this

    2. I read everything online

      I still find myself taking written notes for memorization and quick referral. I'm sure there are digital tools for this. I've likely signed up for a few. Still find the kinetic act of hand-writing helps memorize concepts the way typing and cutting & pasting just doesn't.

    3. not having to be beholden to those in power in order to make and create

      buh-bye gatekeepers!

    4. only special people with special skills were able to do this

      welcome to the obsolescence of some careers :/

      not naming any names...

    5. people had created platforms so that we are able to do what we want to do

      These platforms are less than 10 years old. I've worked in tech for 25 and kind of' checked out' about 7 years ago, just before this last digital DIY revolution took place. I'm amazed everyday how super easy these platforms make things that used to take teams of people to do.

    1. told in this student's voice

      Indicates the ability to reflect on knowledge and apply in a personal context. nice!

    2. working with larger ideas of identity and their place in this world

      I would venture to say this is the exercise of learning in general. Perhaps.

    1. concepts that we tend to “numb,”

      vulnerability is a topic we tend to numb, to distance ourselves from it. Good observation.

    2. able to engage with the topics of shame and vulnerability because we are allowed to laugh

      excellent observation

    3. They give us soft places to land and reflect on the topic

      I like this idea of a "soft place to land and reflect"

    4. She does not need to cite herself or her work, she just needs to tell her story.

      The difference between presenting a researched topic and presenting a topic of direct experience and learning, I guess.

    5. She presents her  research as a narrative

      presenting ideas through a narrative is the process of taking ideas and turning them into metaphors.

    6. makes this her data relatable

      The connection that makes learning possible!