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  1. Jul 2016
    1. I am craving that time now.

      I hope you find this Haley. Though, I have enjoyed the fleeting interactions we've had this semester.

    2. In an attempt to avoid making redundant remarks, I experimented by annotating in images.

      Way to think outside the box!

    3. open letter

      This interaction this week was super fascinating! He showed valor and unwavering commitment to his position. It was the most valuable learning activity of the week.

    4. you’re almost always expected to be be available to respond instantly – or else something’s assumed to be wrong.

      I would suppose this depends on the precedent one sets. Most who know me also know they shouldn't expect a response in less than 48 hours. If it is less than that, they got lucky that I happened to be connected :)

    5. look into yourself and evaluate your own thoughts and opinions without the influence of outside opinions.

      If one is more comfortable with this form of learning, I wonder what the implications of this would be?

    6. Social learning helps build both aspects of learning.

      It seems I am resistant to the idea of social learning (for some reason), but you've made some excellent points here. Thanks.

    7. He had incentive to DO something now instead of just study to get a degree to hopefully help out in the future.

      This was an excellent example! You highlight how he took theory and experimentation and found a way to apply it in his own context. I will think on this. I have more theory in my head than opportunities for application. Perhaps I need to examine my environment more closely to see where I can apply my theoretical knowledge more directly.

    8. “Study this book on farming and then come out and take over for me while I nap.”


    9. It’s the opposite of how we learned as children, absorbing the action first and learning the meaning later.

      Again, on-point!

    10. You would see something done and you would imitate it. You mau not have understood the context at the time, but you learned how to accompish the task, gaining experience in action.

      You're right Haley! This is so important for young learners! Accomplishing the task is also a great way to build confidence in a child.

    1. the work is only authentic from the perspective of the student.

      Answered! nice.

    2. One of the tops answers was real-world problem-based tasks.

      Then the question would be, what is "real-world"? If an issue has significance or meaning to the teacher, but the student has no experience with it, who then decides if it has authentic application?

    3. I do wonder what types of scaffolds have to be put in place in order for students to develop these skills.

      I wonder the same. I've found in my studies, sometimes the framing of the questions that are to be answered is more valuable to the learning process than providing the answers and assessing the learning of it.

    4. It is the authentic work that helps develop life skills for students to use in their future education, social life, and professional world.

      Nicely stated.

    1. In my experience, when people are more comfortable with one another, they are more likely to feel comfortable highlighting and exploring difference.

      This is the general experience. I wonder why that would be.

    2. a mismatch in thinking concerning the dissemination of information versus the discussion of information.

      An insightful observation. These are two different learning activities, aren't they?

    3. individuals have formed bonds

      Did they indicate the best way to forge these?

    4. we are each responsible for creating our own story from this class

      You've done an excellent job of keeping your content on-point and consistent.

    5. I think ILT5340 is a good example of combining social learning with a less structured content base

      This has been the most unconventional class I've taken in the program. It's been very valuable.

    1. “In solitude we find ourselves; we prepare ourselves to come to conversation.”

      Unless that conversation is continuing with or without you there. Last week I checked out of media and found upon my return, the entire national conversation had changed, had become very dark, and very serious. I was not in the "same place" as everyone else.

      so, I find, solitude does not necessarily prepare conversation.

    2. Since that foundation was laid, times have changed, as have the possibilities for “being with” others.

      I can spend days "alone", yet find myself yearning for solitude because I am still engaged online.

    3. it makes sense that we would do the same during those moments of unintended solitude.

      Some used to carry around 'pocket notes' in pre-tech days for just these moments.

    4. As mobile communication becomes embedded at the social level, it also moves toward the background of cognitive processing.

      As a related thought, studies show that multitasking decreases efficacy. So I wonder, if increasing the volume of background cognitive processing would have any similar effects.

    5. Without accounting for the ways people connect in the digital realm through the Internet and mobile media

      Why would accounting for this be illusive?

    6. “If a person is alone in the forest when a tree falls, but they don’t notice it because they’re texting, does it still count as solitude?”


    1. now welcome an open and honest conversation about what it means construct more vibrant learning opportunities and environments.

      Part of this is about being willing to conduct conversations openly. This is something Remi has spoken of many times this term. I see now, through this letter, the value of this - as a part of the learning experience itself.

      Honest and open conversations, as Alissa stated above, takes courage of one's convictions. Unfortunately, this is not a prerequisite in education today.

      Excellent job, Remi, of practicing what you teach.

    2. an individual must curtail individual expression in order to subsequently participate.

      I like that you frame this as an ethical issue, because it is.

  2. Jun 2016
    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. community building

      agreed. I am just hooking in with Hypothes.is in a conceptual way. It may very well be a game changer.

    3. 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.

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

      buh-bye gatekeepers!

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

      welcome to the obsolescence of some careers :/

      not naming any names...

    6. 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!