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    1. “The COVID-19 pandemic has made it very challenging for colleges and universities to ensure that students finish the winter semester,” said Nick Stein,

      One could argue that the difficulty colleges and universities have faced because of covid-19 are partly of their own making. Lack of disaster preparedness plans, lack of faculty training, overwhelmed faculty, working students, poor environmental conditions like low-speed or no access to internet.

    1. I began using clickers to give kids a series of informal, formative assessments. There was a pretest before I taught a lesson, a post-lesson check-in a few days later, and a review before a chapter test.

      using clickers for quick informal tests.

    2. Those mini-quizzes became a way for the students to differentiate what they knew from what they didn’t.

      supplant homework assignments with just students telling you what they've learned

    1. Part of the genius of public markets is that they harness the human desire to gamble, in order to provide liquidity. This means there is usually someone willing to buy or sell when long-term investors need to put more money to work or cash in.

      Turning an addiction into a cushion for markets to avoid crises of liquidity.

    1. my online students first individually post a reflective summary of the content (e.g., pdf readings, my lecture videos) with a specific question they pose at the end of their summary. All of these end-of-summary questions account for the questions to be discussed in each online discussion.

      I really like that EDIT 5325 made us moderate and hand in questions for each of our module topics.

    1. Reading and annotations.

    2. I circle terms which are being defined and write a D for Definition in the margin. When the author elaborates a model, I put an M or μ in the margin and maybe highlight key terms she uses. If I spot an argument, I put an A or α in the margin and sometimes draw a vertical line in the margin to designate the passage. Everytime I find a weakness in the argument or disagree due to a different starting point, I put a bolt glyph in the margin.

      I will start doing this.

    3. Umberto Eco states in How to Write a Thesis that you should use different colors for different questions, topics, points of view, and he says you should mark passages in color for revisiting the text. (1)1 According to Eco, it’s useful to color-code your marks and reflect this code in your notes.

      how to use a highlighting system for reading and composing a thesis

    1. Make writing a part of your identity. This requires to schedule time for writing, and to create lasting habits. How to become a better writer: A daily writing practice will help lower the hurdle to get started, for example. How to track your writing progress – define metrics and find out how well you perform. Counting your words is motivating and helps you stick to the habit of writing daily.

      writing promises

    2. A Zettelkasten improves your thinking and writing because it surprises us when we search for something. A Zettelkasten extends your mind and memory because its structure mimics the way your brain works. Learn faster: get coverage with good reading techniques, get practice by writing Zettel notes, and gain insights by connecting notes to your web of knowledge. You have to interpret your sources and then rely on your own thoughts henceforth to get the maximum benefit.

      promised benefits

    3. When your archive grows, you’ll add Structural Layers in your Zettelkasten through links. The levels are: Bottom Layer: Content Middle Layer: Structure Notes Top Layer: Main Structure Notes and Double Hashes (that is: special tags)

      Structure layers

    4. With time, you’ll notice multiple Layers of Evidence emerge. This means your notes will have different kinds of content. The layers are: Data description and patterns. Interpretation of descriptions and patterns. Synthesis of patterns, descriptions and interpretation.

      Layers of zettels

    1. DokuWiki DokuWiki is one of my favourite software solutions for managing a Zettelkasten. If you use DokuWiki, you could consider not making each Zettel its own wiki page. The design of the DokuWiki user interface is more tailored towards long(er) pages.

      Notion has a wiki template, which I think might even be better than this option?

    2. Goal, is to figure out if I can do this with Notion.

      The zettel is the smallest unit, a note entered into the system. It requires a unique identifier, the body/content for the note, and footer/references.

      Actively include citations to other Zettels.

      Two types of structures depicted graphically

    3. Luhmann’s hub notes served as fast tracks to navigate through the web of notes. The same is true for Structure Note.

      So create a structure note where you can branch out into each specific subtopic

    4. Luhmann had hub notes. These are Zettels that list many other places to look at for a continuation of a topic.

      Hub notes are zettels that tell you where to look for additional info

    5. One might think now that the links are placed for a good reason. However, if you create a web of thoughts where you cannot be confident that following a link will lead you to something meaningful, then surfing your own thoughts will give you a feeling of disappointment. Your future self will judge its past self (you!) as unreliable.

      So you have to express the value of the link and why it is relevant and then include the link. If the link and writing is not valuable you will end up less determined to surf your own thoughts.

    6. To make the most of a connection, always state explicitly why you made it. This is the link context. An example link context looks like this:

      So ACTIVELY include the equivalent of citations to other ZETTELS.

    7. If there are several possibilities, we can solve the problem as we wish and just record the connection by a link [or reference]. Often the context in which we are working suggests a multiplicity of links to other notes. […] In such cases it is important to capture the connections radially […], as it were, but at the same time also by right away recording [backlinks] in the slips that are being linked to. In this working procedure, the content that we take note of is usually also enriched. (from “Communicating with Slip Boxes”, emphasis mine)

      1 : arranged or having parts arranged like rays. 2a : relating to, placed like, or moving along a radius. b : characterized by divergence from a center. 3 : of, relating to, or adjacent to a bodily radius. 4 : developing uniformly around a central axis.

      I think you are allowed to put multiple connections and you should, but spread out(?)

    8. To manage the references, use reference management software like BibDesk. It will contain the bibliographical data and provides you with citekeys. Citekeys are similar to IDs. They are identifiers by which you can point to the reference you are using (One common format for a citekey is [#lastnameYEAR]).

      References and Citekey. I can use Zotero and be very judicious about what I include.

    9. As a rule of thumb, you should always make something from the information you process. You should always translate information to knowledge by adding context and relevance.

      Make something out of the information you are processing. So avoid being a hoarder.

    10. At this time (2020-05-20 09:14), I, Sascha, create the first draft of an article which has the working title “Zettelkasten – An introduction”.

      example Zettel

    11. The length of a Zettel is directly tied to what kind of hypertext you want to create. Do you want to create a web of excerpts? Then a Zettel should contain precisely one excerpt. Do you want to make a web of thoughts?

      I guess I'd be interested in a web of thoughts.

    12. The most important aspect of the body of the Zettel is that you write it in your own words. There is nothing wrong with capturing a verbatim quote on top. But one of the core rules to make the Zettelkasten work for you is to use your own words, instead of just copying and pasting something you believe is useful or insightful. This forces you to at least create a different version of it, your own version. This is one of the steps that lead to increased understanding of the material, and it improves recall of the information you process. Your Zettelkasten will truly be your own if its content is yours and not just a bunch of thoughts of other people.

      If you enter the content in your own words you take active ownership. Also, as a grad student, you don't want the extra work of not only finding the reference you'd like to allude to but additionally having to rephrase it at the time of writing a paper or book.

    13. You could also use the title of the Zettel as its ID. As long as it is unique, it can serve as an ID. Consequently, you cannot change the title unless you change any reference to it if you want to keep your links intact.

      So you could use the subject/topic you are researching?

      I kinda like the idea of TOPIC/# entry so I can also organize by various subject matters.

    14. What does an individual note, a Zettel, look like? There are three components that each Zettel has: A unique identifier. This gives your Zettel an unambiguous address. The body of the Zettel. This is where you write down what you want to capture: The piece of knowledge. References. At the bottom of each Zettel, you either reference the source of the knowledge you capture or leave it blank if you capture your own thoughts.


    15. The very first note is assigned the number 1. If you add a second note that is not related to the first note, it is assigned the number 2. But if you want to continue the first note, or inject something into its content, comment on it, or something along those lines, you branch off. That new note would get assigned the number 1a. If you continue with this new note, you would go on with 1b. If you then want to comment on the note 1a, you would create a note with the address 1a1. So, in short, whenever you continue a train of thought, you increment the last position in the address, be it number or a character from the alphabet. And when you want to expand, intersperse, or comment on a note, you take its address and append a new character. For this to work, you alternate numbers and characters.

      Basic of how this works

    16. t is necessary to make the actual lookup possible.

      With notion i could do a tag, or entry classifier

    17. We can be more productive. The Zettelkasten Method streamlines our workflow by giving clear guidelines on what to do. This, in turn, decreases friction. It is quite common to enter a stage of flow which further increases productivity. I even allocate two days per week to make Zettelkasten work my priority and allow Zettelkasten flow to happen.

      so it helps trigger flow, according to this guy?

    18. It is a hypertext that he could navigate the drawer cabinet containing all the paper slips with a reasonable amount of time and energy.

      a software system that links topics on the screen to related information and graphics, which are typically accessed by a point-and-click method. "hypertext link" a document presented on a computer as hypertext. plural noun: hypertexts

    19. A Zettelkasten is a personal tool for thinking and writing. It has hypertextual features to make a web of thought possible. The difference to other systems is that you create a web of thoughts instead of notes of arbitrary size and form, and emphasize connection, not a collection


    1. Communicating with Slip Boxes An Empirical Account Niklas Luhmann

      Manual for the Zettelkasten method from the man himself.

    1. Start this in 2 weeks.


    1. The default has just become video on

      maybe if you work for psychopaths

    2. “hyper gaze.”

      another term, stands for being observed at all times.

    1. Nonverbal Mechanisms Predict Zoom Fatigue and Explain Why Women Experience Higher Levels than Men

      Training educators to acknowledge in themselves and others the process of zoom fatigue. Discussing the ratio and tolerance for zoom meetings, specially in mixed-gender classrooms. How many meetings? What is the policy for webcam use? A lot of these questions that could do wonders for people's mental health and learning process.

    1. Hypothesis Community Guidelines Hypothesis Community Guidelineslenazun2018-09-12T09:01:16-07:00

      Hypothesis Community Guidelines also important to read through and discuss

    1. Annotation Guidelines

      the online version of the book has an introductory annotation guidelines. Maybe copy or re-work this for perusall assignments, or to give students even more agency, have them come up with their own guideline/contract.

    1. “no specific known threats related to the joint session of Congress.”

      White supremacist militias are not inherently dangerous to the status quo, even if they are individually dangerous to first-responders and legislators.

    2. lapses and miscalculations

      what about deliberate sabotage?

    1. Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, lifted the mask mandate and capacity limits on all businesses, starting March 10. Mr. Abbott said that this order ensures that “all businesses and families in Texas have the freedom to determine their own destiny.”

      How fucking cruel.

    1. Psalms 57.

      57 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

      2 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.

      3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

      4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

      5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

      6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.

      7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

      8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

      9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.

      10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.

      11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

  4. Mar 2021
    1. to know?

      This was a fantastic read and I am absolutely glad I took the time to check it out! <3

    2. Lauren Michele Jackson

      Lauren Michele Jackson is an American culture critic and assistant professor of English and African American studies at Northwestern University. Her first book, White Negroes, is a nonfiction collection of essays that explores cultural appropriation. Wikipedia

    3. ineluctable

      in·e·luc·ta·ble /ˌinəˈləktəb(ə)l/ Learn to pronounce adjective unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable. "the ineluctable facts of history"

    4. metonymic

      figure of speech consisting of the use of the name of one thing for that of another of which it is an attribute or with which it is associated (such as "crown" in "lands belonging to the crown

    5. (a Vine reference)
    6. Megan Thee Stallion chatting with a slight, white, jittery, bespectacled classical music scholar. The gag is that she has to explain her lyrics. She defines big ole treat, skeet, bae, brazy. He is shaking with embarrassment.
    7. Wikipedia tells me his autobiography includes this sentence: “If there was anything I hated, it was investigating the organs of the female pelvis.”


    8. “I have the honor to present to the Academy the genital organs of this woman prepared in a manner that leaves no doubt about the nature of her tablier,” Cuvier said

      what a violation of someone's privacy even after death.

    9. Stephen Jay Gould’s The Flamingo’s Smile (1985). Great title. I click it and perform the various contortions required to read a Google Books preview on my phone. Gould is telling a story I’ve heard before, about Saartjie Baartman, also known as the Hottentot Venus, a Khoikhoi woman who was exhibited at “freak shows” across nineteenth-century Europe because of her buttocks and breasts.

      Sarah Baartman (Afrikaans: [ˈsɑːra ˈbɑːrtman]; also spelled Sara, sometimes in the diminutive form Saartje ([ˈsɑːrtʃi]), or Saartjie and Bartman, Bartmann; c.1775 – 29 December 1815)[1][2]:184 was the best known of at least two[3] South African Khoikhoi women who, due to the European objectification of their buttocks, were exhibited as freak show attractions in 19th-century Europe under the name Hottentot Venus—"Hottentot" was the name for the Khoi people, now considered an offensive term,[4] and "Venus" referred to the Roman goddess of love and fertility.


      scientific racism

      Julien-Joseph Virey used Sarah Baartman's published image to validate racial typologies. In his essay "Dictionnaire des sciences medicales" (Dictionary of medical sciences), he summarizes the true nature of the black female within the framework of accepted medical discourse. Virey focused on identifying her sexual organs as more developed and distinct in comparison to white female organs. All of his theories regarding sexual primitivism are influenced and supported by the anatomical studies and illustrations of Sarah Baartman which were created by Georges Cuvier.[33] In cartoons and drawings Baartman's features were often exaggerated to highlight her difference from European females.

    10. afer

      Āfer (feminine Āfra, neuter Āfrum); first/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er)

      from Africa (the region of modern-day Tunisia)

    11. Systema Naturae (1735)

      Systema Naturae (originally in Latin written Systema Naturæ with the ligature æ) is one of the major works of the Swedish botanist, zoologist and physician Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) and introduced the Linnaean taxonomy. Although the system, now known as binomial nomenclature, was partially developed by the Bauhin brothers, Gaspard and Johann, 200 years earlier,[2] Linnaeus was first to use it consistently throughout his book. The first edition was published in 1735. The full title of the 10th edition (1758), which was the most important one, was Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis or translated: "System of nature through the three kingdoms of nature, according to classes, orders, genera and species, with characters, differences, synonyms, places".

      The tenth edition of this book (1758) is considered the starting point of zoological nomenclature.[3] In 1766–1768 Linnaeus published the much enhanced 12th edition, the last under his authorship


    1. Dr. Lucey said the experts would need to produce a breakthrough in order to demonstrate credibility.

      So they either have to be extremely harsh on china or find a "breakthrough" to retain believability?

    2. Chinese officials heavily promoted the idea that the virus came from abroad at the news conference on Tuesday, arguing that the search for the origin of the virus should focus on places outside China.


      “The numbers are not so important. What is important is that we don’t really know how reliable serology testing is to detect antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 more than a year after infection,” Dr. Embarek said. Another WHO researcher, microbiologist Fabian Leendertz, said the probability of finding antibodies that late would be low.

      Marion Koopmans, a Dutch virologist on the WHO team, echoed that concern. “From what we know about serology, out of 92 cases you would at least have some positives,” she said. “Antibodies do clear. The levels go down, but less so in cases of severe infection.”

      If the 90 cases included Covid-19 infections, it could help explain suspected coronavirus cases that researchers believe occurred in Europe and possibly the U.S. in November and December 2019.

      In a recent study, Italian researchers found evidence of Covid-19 infection in a 4-year-old boy from the Milan area who was treated for respiratory symptoms and vomiting on Nov. 30, 2019. Researchers found RNA exactly matching part of the Covid-19 virus while retrospectively testing a respiratory specimen from the boy, along with specimens from other patients.

      There might also have been a few cases of Covid-19 in the U.S. as early as in December 2019, weeks ahead of the first confirmed U.S. case on Jan. 19, 2020.


    3. This theory is different from a widely discredited one pushed by some Republicans in the United States, which claimed that a lab in China had manufactured the virus for use as a bio-weapon.


    4. Dr. Ben Embarek said it was “extremely unlikely” that the virus might have leaked accidentally from a laboratory studying bat coronaviruses in Wuhan.

      This was literally a conspiracy theorist repeated by the likes of Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton at the start of the pandemic and was debunked or its validity rescinded multiple times.

    5. One visit is not enough time to do a thorough investigation,” he said. “They’re doing all the work within the parameters set by the Chinese government.”

      we didn't get the result we wanted, so we need to try and try again

    6. Some scientists worry that shifting attention to other countries could cause the investigation to lose its focus

      which scientists? who is saying this? Why would a scientist not want to cover every option/avenue?

    7. the experts pledged to investigate reports that the virus might have been present outside China months before the outbreak in Wuhan in late 2019, a longstanding demand of Chinese officials.

      There were some reports mid-2020 that claimed it was in europe much earlier than reported, so why is this so controversial?

    8. an inquiry could draw attention to the government’s early missteps in handling the outbreak

      Honestly, I find it amazing that they managed to control their outbreak and still feel embarrassed at the initial response.

    1. CONTROLLING THE NARRATIVEIn the hunt for the virus’s source, the World Health Organization let China take charge.

      lmao what a biased fucking sentence.

    2. “We’ve got real concerns about the methodology and the process that went into that report, including the fact that the government in Beijing apparently helped to write it,” Mr. Blinken said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

      As opposed to hoping internal and external pressure by your government made them change the report?

    3. The Biden administration has expressed concern over the Chinese government’s role in drafting a forthcoming World Health Organization report about the source of the coronavirus pandemic.


    1. The purpose of Makarenko’s pedagogy of the collective was to instil a sense of community and duty to each other, of humility and mutual respect, of interdependence and communal self-governance. In short, it was itself a revolution against the arrogance and individualism that so characterises capitalist ideology. From this perspective it becomes clearer why Makarenko’s counter-hegemonic methods have gone largely unacknowledged in the Western world.

      Why do communities struggle with humility and mutual respect and self-governance? In the western individualistic hegemon.

    2. Because men are historical beings, incomplete and conscious of being incomplete, revolution is as natural and permanent a human dimension as education. Only a mechanistic mentality holds that education can cease at a certain point, or that revolution can be halted when it attains power. To be authentic, revolution must be a continuous event. Otherwise it will cease to be revolution, and will become sclerotic bureaucracy.9Paulo Freire, The Politics of Education: Culture, Power, and Liberation, (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1985), 89.

      Trotsky's idea of permanent revolution

    3. Maxim Gorky

      Alexei Maximovich Peshkov (Russian: Алексе́й Макси́мович Пешко́в or Пе́шков;[1] 28 March [O.S. 16 March] 1868 – 18 June 1936), primarily known as Maxim Gorky (Russian: Макси́м Го́рький), was a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the socialist realism literary method, and a political activist.[2] He was also a five-time nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature.[3] Prior to his renown as an author, he frequently changed jobs and roamed across the Russian Empire; these experiences would later influence his writing. Gorky's most famous works were The Lower Depths (1902), Twenty-six Men and a Girl (1899), The Song of the Stormy Petrel (1901), My Childhood (1913–1914), Mother (1906), Summerfolk (1904) and Children of the Sun (1905). He had associations with fellow Russian writers Leo Tolstoy and Anton Chekhov; Gorky would later mention them in his memoirs.

      Gorky was active in the emerging Marxist communist movement. He publicly opposed the Tsarist regime, and for a time closely associated himself with Vladimir Lenin and Alexander Bogdanov's Bolshevik wing of the party. For a significant part of his life, he was exiled from Russia and later the Soviet Union. In 1932, he returned to the USSR on Joseph Stalin's personal invitation and lived there until his death in June 1936.


    4. Part one opens with four short biographical sketches from Professor Y.N. Medinsky (author of Public Education in the USSR).


    5. Soviet psychologist Lev Vygotsky


    1. “I don’t have a lot of friends in real life who actually read,” Ms. Juan said. But she and Ms. Velez both live in the Los Angeles area, and they’ve talked about maybe, once it’s safe, talking books in person. “I’m always like, when the pandemic is over and both of us get vaccinated,” Ms. Juan said, “I’ll come see you.”

      One of the things I found really exciting in Tiktok is people reading books outloud!

    1. Before the pandemic, when she could afford a babysitter, Kate Baer would write from a Panera Bread near her home in Hummelstown

      Studying for my graduate program, it was Starbucks down the street.

    1. hey felt that annotation did increase their confidence and did increase their sense of belonging in class which felt really exciting but that has kind of uh opene

      this is something that has to be reciprocated by the instructor but just having the ability to chat in the margins with your classmates ought to be excellent!

    1. It’s our job to gracefully and patiently help her find her way out.

      No. It's everyone's job to demand accountability and use that rage for good

    2. But I know Tamika very well - and this just isn’t true.

      bro you are a clout chaser too

    3. never should’ve hired

      should have never been hired in cleveland?

    1. The story once seemed horrifying to me; now it seems almost wonderful.

      oh my heart, it hurts

    2. Again and again, his daughters had begged him to “do something” about his books before he died. Meaning, We can’t take them. If he understood that, he did nothing about it, and sorting out his library became sadly indistinguishable from sorting out his pictures or his CDs or his shirts.

      There's something to be said about leaving the living something to do after the deceased has passed away. One of the reasons, I adore writing, annotating, drawing, journaling, taking pictures. I want my kids to see my presence in what I left behind.

    3. The answer was sympathetic and dismaying. There used to be twelve secondhand bookshops in Kingston, the bookseller told me, and now there are four: “We have the storage space but no money. The shop around the corner has the money to buy books but no space. This summer, at least three big private collections have come onto the market. So I’m afraid it’s just not worth it for me to come out to a house and look at four thousand books.”

      What a travesty.

    4. Susan Sontag once said to me that her essays were more intelligent than she was, because she worked so hard at them, and expanded into them over several months of writing.


  5. Feb 2021
    1. what we identify as essential characteristics of design in educa-tional technology, as represented in the field's founda-tional literature.

      Design and educational technology and its essential characteristics.

    2. Kennon M. Smith Elizabeth Boling

      As a side note, Dr. Smith is an architect who did her doctoral degree in IDT and Prof. Boling is a graphic designer who worked at Apple designing all their fancy devices (she's also our alumni at TTU!). Prof. Boling is one of the gurus in design within our field so it will be nice for you to get to know her more by finding her work.

      From Dr. S

    3. educanonal technoloav. Volume XLIX Number 4 July-August 2009

      Look up the full issue?


    1. cerebellum and also in the supplementary motor area - both areas that are involved with fine motor control and performance of routine actions.

      Additional brain areas

      cerebellum and supplementary motor area

    2. This region is involved in a range of functions but potentially in things that could be linked to creativity, like visual imagery - being able to manipulate visual images in your brain, combine them and deconstruct them,

      precuneus and parietal lobe functions

    3. brain called the precuneus in the parietal lobe.

      Brain regions with more grey mater.


      Parietal lobe

    4. "The people who are better at drawing really seem to have more developed structures in regions of the brain that control for fine motor performance and what we call procedural memory," she explained.

      fine motor performance and procedural memory

      Look up research on these.

    5. artist's talent could be innate.


    6. Art and the brain

    1. The community college is the "true agent of upward mobility". Community college will take learners from all walks of life and take them in with open arms.

    1. Parenthood and Politics in the Era of Covid-19

      i hope this is good.

    1. free academic discourse.


    2. Princeton classicist, published an op-ed in the online magazine Quillette in which he referred to the Black Justice League, a student group, as a “terrorist organization” and warned that certain proposals in the faculty letter would “lead to civil war on campus.”


    3. Padilla turned his attention to arenas beyond classics. He and his co-authors — the astrophysicist Jenny Greene, the literary theorist Andrew Cole and the poet Tracy K. Smith — began writing their open letter to Princeton with 48 proposals for reform.

      Gotta check it out

    4. He compares the experience to a scene in one of Frederick Douglass’s autobiographies, when Mr. Auld, Douglass’s owner in Baltimore, chastises his wife for helping Douglass learn to read: “ ‘Now,’ said he, ‘if you teach that nigger (speaking of myself) how to read, there would be no keeping him. It would forever unfit him to be a slave.’” In that moment, Douglass says he understood that literacy was what separated white men from Black — “a new and special revelation, explaining dark and mysterious things.” “I would at times feel that learning to read had been a curse rather than a blessing,” Douglass writes. “It had given me a view of my wretched condition, without the remedy.” Learning the secret only deepened his sense of exclusion.

      how upsetting we don't read HIM in high school.

    5. Historians stress that such ideas cannot be separated from the discourses of nationalism, colorism and progress that were taking shape during the modern colonial period, as Europeans came into contact with other peoples and their traditions. “The whiter the body is, the more beautiful it is,” Winkelmann wrote.

      whoop there it is.

    6. One of the most influential was Pericles’ funeral oration over the graves of the Athenian war dead in 431 B.C., recorded by Thucydides, in which the statesman praises his “glorious” city for ensuring “equal justice to all.” “Our government does not copy our neighbors’,” he says, “but is an example to them. It is true that we are called a democracy, for the administration is in the hands of the many and not of the few.”

      This is just Reagan, "Shiny city upon a hill".

    7. Anthony Grafton, the great Renaissance scholar, put it this way in his preface to “The Classical Tradition”: “An exhaustive exposition of the ways in which the world has defined itself with regard to Greco-Roman antiquity would be nothing less than a comprehensive history of the world.”

      how fucking self-centered to ignore the Middle East and Eastern traditions.

    8. “This was definitely back in the day when the students didn’t even take notes,” one student said as she sat down. “Like, ‘My dad’s going to give me a job.’”

      they also...probably paid attention

    9. Frantz Fanon, Orlando Patterson and others working in the traditions of Afro-pessimism and psychoanalysis, Caribbean and Black studies.

      holy salami this guy is a commie

    10. “I believe in merit. I don’t look at the color of the author.”

      oh my god

    11. “It’s Western civilization. It matters because it’s the West.”

      spoken as a woman that misses the point.

    12. They have noted that in fifth-century-B.C. Athens, which has been celebrated as the birthplace of democracy, participation in politics was restricted to male citizens; thousands of enslaved people worked and died in silver mines south of the city, and custom dictated that upper-class women could not leave the house unless they were veiled and accompanied by a male relative.

      Well the people celebrating Athens as birthplace of democracy, might be aware of this and don't care. They are white supremacist, fascists after all. No sense in owning them with facts and logics.

    1. References Garrison, D. Randy, Terry Anderson, and Walter Archer. “Critical inquiry in a text-based environment: Computer conferencing in higher education.” The internet and higher education 2, no. 2-3 (1999): 87-105. Orlov, George, Douglas McKee, James Berry, Austin Boyle, Thomas DiCiccio, Tyler Ransom, Alex Rees-Jones, and Jörg Stoye. “Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic: It Is Not Who You Teach, but How You Teach.” NBER Working Paper 28022 (2020). Rienties, Bart, and Bethany Alden Rivers. “Measuring and understanding learner emotions: Evidence and prospects.” Learning Analytics Review 1, no. 1 (2014): 1-27.

      yay more reading references

    2. Student-led discussion groups

      peer led discussions!

    3. Student choice in writing prompts:

      they are asked to apply their information to short writing papers.

    4. Student choice in book selection

      Students have a choice on the topic.

    5. design a book group, consider goals, pedagogy, and disciplinary practice.
      • goals :: learning outcomes
      • pedagogy :: teaching strategies
      • disciplinary practice :: concept learning
    6. designing a book group

      design design design!

    7. Reading is emotional when books affirm our challenges, disrupt our identities, or foster empathy; it is social when we engage our voice and respond to other readers; it is intellectual when we dissect the author’s rhetorical techniques or analyze how issues presented in books play out in society. One page at a time, a well-chosen book can touch on these aspects of engagement, highlighting the value of book groups.

      Yes yes yes yessss

    8. Emotional presence

      a key driver of online learning; it impacts student motivation, self-regulation, and academic success.

    9. Community of Inquiry Framework

      investigate further

    10. I can’t help but be reminded of my weekly get-togethers with my colleagues, virtually and sometimes in person, socially distancing in our backyards. With no structure for our gatherings or preconceived ideas of how it should be, yet with our shared disciplinary knowledge, we talked freely about what mattered to us: effective teaching.


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    1. Select a few theories a week and read a little bit about them, make your way from the more well known to the least known.

      So Gagne, Bandura, Piaget, etc would be a good way to start.

      Book on learning theory is coming to me.

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    1. EDIT 5316Foundations of Instructional TechnologyEDIT 5317Instructional Design FoundationsEDIT 5325Planning and Developing Instructional MediaEDIT 5370Foundations of Distance Education

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      EDIT 5325 ✅

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    1. For Robinson, racial capitalism describes how “the development, organization, and expansion of capitalist society pursued essentially racial directions,” as did social ideology and political practice.

      How does this tie with whiteness as property. Speaking of which, I gotta finish that article!

    2. in the convening of the October 2017 Race and Capitalism: Global Territories, Transnational Histories symposium at the University of California, Los Angeles; and in Boston Review‘s Winter 2017 forum, “To Remake the World: Slavery, Racial, Capitalism, and Justice,” which featured writings from historians, political scientists, and Africana Studies scholars

      gotta get me access to their writings or recordings!

    3. a conceptual framework to understand the mutually constitutive nature of racialization and capitalist exploitation, inter alia, on a global scale, in specific localities, in discrete historical moments, in the entrenchment of the carceral state, and in the era of neoliberalization and permanent war.
    4. Modern U.S. Racial Capitalism

      Some Theoretical Insights

      by Charisse Burden-Stelly

    1. Check out the doc.drop version

      Graduate Writing Center

      Up to 3, one-on-one writing consultations Fall Hours:

      • M-TH 10:00 am to 7:00 pm,
      • F 10:00am- 2pm

      Writing Groups and Thesis and Dissertation bootcamps.

      Maintaining Productive Writing Practices Workshop

      Workshop Goals

      • Identify characteristics of productive practices
      • Grow awareness of our writing process and practices.
      • Strategies for setting goals, managing time, overcoming setbacks, and manage productivity.
      • Consider strategies for maintaining productive writing practices.

      mindful/reflect on what does and doesn't.

      in academia you write with a goal in mind.

      process-oriented, helpful to view the big picture, and know what steps are in the process.

      consistent and sustainable, if it's not sustainable it can't be consistent.

      what other characteristics?

      Collaborative. Get a second pair of eyes!

      Difficult and distracting times:

      Writing Reflection:

      A1: I try to be organized and thorough but it definitely feels like slow going, and there are distractions everywhere. My writing process has been writing a rough draft in notion coming from the annotations in hypothesi.s. I have attempted to make thorough organization of vocabulary definitions or concepts, a way to streamline the process

      A2: I feel like for the most part, they get the job done, but I sometimes struggle to get two to three sentences out in a row. And the distractions constantly pull me away from the writing.

      A3: I hope to learn about different strategies or ways to blockade my attention from constant phone notifications.


      Crunch time and missed deadlines are an issue.

      Preliminary outlines is an effective strat.

      Focus or lack thereof is a big issue.

      Mindfulness in Writing

      Think about your writing process and look at ways to change them so they work for you — I have been doing this recently, not just with writing but with reading.

      Hey I've been discussing my writing with faculty and colleagues to improve my writing! That's wild.

      Goal Setting

      Prioritize your project list. Budget time for writing, revision, regular breaks and account for unforeseen setbacks.

      • you have to make time for breaks because you have a wife and kid.
      • Writing usually (true!) take longer than we anticipate.
      • App recommendation: 2do, Due, and Remember the Mik | For me: Notion update notifications, iOS Reminders App, Google Calendar, TODAY habit (✅)

      Reflection: Right now, I only struggled with synthesis paper but that's partly because I had a lot of readings to include. My biggest problem right now is transferring what I've read, into my own words, not just my own words, but in a structured and effective way (at least in my own view).

      I think I am also doubting my own understanding of the assignments and causing myself more trouble. The biggest challenge is overwriting, and therefore having to clean up and organize my writing at the end.


      Eisenhower Decision Matrix

      • Important and urgent
      • Important but not urgent
      • Not important but urgent
      • Not important and not urgent

      Goal setting

      Embrace mini-sessions

      • pomodoro technique write for 25 mins, break for 5
      • write now, revise and edit later
      • divide projects into manageable sections
      • commit to at least three hours per week.

      be flexible | establish good habits

      Cut back distractions

      • Avoid unneeded internet time and put away your cellphone.

      Set this up in notion as a Koban table.

      I think unless the matrix is easy to set up, you might want to be mindful of not overcomplicating the process and have that take away from your writing.

      Consistency in Writing

      Daily writing practice:

      touch a writing project once a day, keep your hand moving, gradual progress.

      Hold yourself accountable

      virtual writing groups or writing partners | reflection - I have been doing this with Dr. Dagmar, my wife. But I'd love to get a writing group fo colleagues.

      Schedule time for writing and everything else

      Protect your writing time. Treat the writing time as sacred. Do not use this time to complete other tasks.

      Use Technology that supports your writing

      Study music on youtube Coffivity (ambient noise for writing) Rescue time (tracks how you spend time online) Google sheets for project management.

      reflection: I am using Notion for centralizing all of my writing work and resources.


      Consider your workspace.

      • Find or designate a spot to work on writing. Create a space where you can be most productive, I keep trying to make the office productive but he keeps barging in there.

      Determine your working style

      • When are you most productive (I'd say the evening, might need to bump it up to the afternoon). What environment do you need to work successfully: peace and quiet.

      Lean on community

      • I have been leaning on Dr. Dagmar for this aspect, but I'd love to meet someone in the writing center!

      Know when to log off

      • Take a break! Find ways to relax and do some physical exercise and breathing exercises + mental health and guided meditation.

      GOOD QUESTION: Prioritizing reading vs. writing.

      Schedule reading time as much as writing time. Budget time for reading completion. Set a goal of time and pages read.

    1. Decades of social annotation research, but no tool has been researched and used as extensively as hypothes.is.

      research on how students perceive and value the tools for social annotations.

      they like using social annotations, helps to see other people's perspectives, share resources, and can also contribute productively to a sense of community.

      Another body on language learning, and reading.

      Also research on how to make meaning and knowledge construction.

      Open transcript

      • Remi Kalir

      Left off at 45:57

    2. related twitter conversation last week about what makes for really effective online discussion and particularly in the context of things like conventional 00:45:09 learning management system discussion boards and people talked a lot about aspects of access and equity who participates whose voices are welcome whose voices may be hidden even in asynchronous online discussion

      Does anybody have a link to this twitter discussion?

    3. i think about notions of of of distributed cognition of cognition that

      a topic to research and how it ties to annotation

    4. social annotation makes thinking visible and my thinking is not always precise my thinking can be flawed

      this is one of my favorite aspects of it.

    5. this is where reading expert annotation actually is very productive for learning it may also be productive in a civic space but there is an important difference between someone participating in social annotation and someone who has access to expert annotation of a text

      this is a type of activity that the instructor as the expert, could provide context and information on parts of the book and help the students with challenging topics and concept.s

    6. existed you know in print books you know in in you know in victorian england you know people would write in books and then pass them along to their neighbors as a way of sharing their thoughts with each other and that was of course happening hundreds of years ago

      Amanda Licastro talked about this on her AnnotateED presentation in 2017.

    7. putting together some publicly accessible research instruments these may be survey tools these may be interview tools these may be again things that other researchers can essentially pick up and then bring into their context as a way to again create more robust usefully empirically grounded research

      Fantastic, omg.

    8. to help other scholars and so that means developing things like um an easily accessible knowledge base of research about social annotation where might other researchers turn to to 00:20:36 get easy access to many many resources pertinent to social annotation we're for example putting together right now an open zotero bibliography so that anybody else who's writing about social notation can go there figure out what they need to know in terms of the literature

      How can we get access to this! This is amazingly perfect.

    9. social annotation does enable collaborative learning what are those qualities of collaborative learning what are those particular practices of

      avenue of research

    1. The Quarantine Stream: Ten Years Later, ‘The Social Network’ Has Become a Supervillain Origin Story

      Social Network as a supervillain origin story

    1. An instructional system can also be called a learning environment because both phrases refer to a set ofelements that interact in the process ofpromoting and sup­porting learning activities.

      So instructional systems are learning environments, where learning activities take place. Instructional systems design, is the creation of those environments.

    2. The systematic design process begins witl1 a goal and proceeds through an interconnected set of stages tliat build upon each otl1er by means of a series of inputs, processes, and outputs. The outputs of one stage become, together witli oilier relevant infomiation and products, inputs to oilier stages.

      the systematic design process starts with an endpoint. As a process it has various stages, the resources you create in the previous stage feed into the next (input/ouputs is the proper term).

    3. It is essentially a process ofidentifying a goal tliat may be based on a gap between the way tllings are and the way you want the m to be, or on a desire to reach out and accomplish sometliing new. As expressed by Koberg and Babrnall (1981), "Design is a proc-ess of making dreams come true."

      A little corny but design is the process of closing a gap between a goal and the way things are.

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    5. , it also requires creativ­ity in ide ntifying and solving instructional proble ms. I SD includes several phases, including analysis, design, developme nt, imple mentation, and evaluation, and is characte rized by the overarching concept of design

      It is a way to solve problems

    6. Instmctional systen1S design (IS D ) is the process for creating instructional sys­tems. It is both systematic and scientific in that it is d ocume ntable , replicable in its general application, and leads to predictable outcomes


      ISD is the process of creating Instructional Systems which are

      An arrangement, an organized approach, a set of resources and procedures.

    7. instructional systems can function in coordination with other human performance improvement syste ms, such as knowledge management systems, incentive systems, organizational developme nt syste ms, and personnel selectio n syste ms.

      the systems can coexist with other aspects of human activity.

    8. instructio nal systems are some­ti mes referred to as training systenlS

      Not quite correct. But we are falling again on the issue of contextual definitions for instructional system. Maybe take a different approach where I use one definition.

      • training systems: when it primarily on skill development.
    9. educational systems when they focus more on generalized inte l­lectual development and personal compete nce.

      a system tailored for generalized cognitive skills/educational systems.

    10. a variety of forms, ranging fro m narrowly focused technical training courses to loosely structure d student-focused learning enviro nments, and exist in virtually any institution with the express purpose ofdeveloping human capacities. These include public schools, universities, miJitary organizations, business and industry, public service, and no n­profit organizations.

      There can be a "natural" vs. artificial system. To take control of the process, you would start with an analysis of the whole.

    11. An i11Stmctional system may be defined as an arrangement of r esources and p roce­dures used to facilitate learning.

      An arrangement, an organized approach, a set of resources and procedures.

    1. History of settlers stealing land from native americans for the founding of universities.

    1. Louis AlthusserFirst published Fri Oct 16, 2009; substantive revision Tue Feb 13, 2018

      Read this entry!

    1. Visual Literacy for Educators and Performance Specialist | Chapter 1


      Decorative Visual - a visual that does not have a strong association with instructional content. Added for aesthetic reasons.

      Educational Design - Similar to instructional design, but focusing on materials for learning and long term memory. Transfer knowledge to a new and novel situations is the ultimate goal.

      Electronic slides - Display software used in business and educational settings.

      Instructional Design - Design that encompasses educational and performance design; the art and science of solving instructional problems and identifying their solutions.

      Instructional Designer - A professional who analyzes instructional problems and their solutions and creates, implements, and tests appropriate interventions.

      Interface - The message or cue between a system and a user such as a link or button on a computer screen, or headings, and page numbers in a document. These cues tend to provide navigational assistance to the user/learner.

      Interpretive Visual- A visual that helps explain content.

      Job Aids - Performance tools that help people perform a task at the time of need.

      Just-in-Time- Instructional or task support available at the moment of need. E.g. instructions on the gas pump or automatic bank teller. Job aids are considered just-in-time support.

      Literacy - A broad term describing the ability to be knowledgeable about a particular subject, traditionally that of reading and writing. We also have visual literacy in this case!

      Organizational Visual - A visual that strengthens the structure and hierarchy of information and helps integrate information.

      Performance Design - Design that helps people perform a task or job immediately.

      Performance support - a tangible support that helps people do something at the moment of need (just-in-time). Maps, recipes, and instructions on a gas pump are types of performance support.

      Powerpoint- an electronic slide software tool from Microsoft.

      Representative Visual- A visual that carries the same information as the text or clearly identifies information to make it more concrete.

      Slide-ware - Electronic slide display software.

      Transformative Visual - Visuals that supplant new information into memory by making the information more memorable.

      Typography - the art and science of letterform.

      Universal Design - A usable design of products and environment, accessible to all people. Recently the term universal design has been used to address the larger context of design. Universal design employs principles (visual and otherwise) to create environments accessible to as many people as possible. Skills in visual literacy rely on a number of principles that also fall under the universal design umbrella.

      User - The receiver of a message, also considered the audience. Learners are considered users who interact with instructional messages.

      Visual Literacy - A group of acquired competencies for interpreting and composing visible messages. A visually literate person is able to (a) discriminate and make sense of visible objects as part of a visual acuity, (b) create static and dynamic visible objects effectively in a defined space, (c) comprehend and appreciate visual testaments of others, and (d) conjure objects in the mind's eye (Brill, Kim, and Branch, 2001)

      Visual Literacy for Instruction and Performance Support - The ability to work with tools (type, shape, color, depth, and space) and actions (contrast, alignment, repetition, and proximity) to influence learning and performance. More specifically this could be described as the tools and actions necessary to facilitate cognitive processes of selection, organization, and integration.

      Objc. becoming more visually literate on the composition sense. Creating compelling visuals is both art and a science.

      Providing clear instructions is worthwhile because it preservers the user's mental energy for the important information rather than wasting that energy.

      Questions to ask:

      What information is critical to this job? How do I make the information the focus of attention.

      The book uses the word Users as a way to identify the audience of each type of visual document.

      What Exactly is a Visual?

      • Semiotics and film/video conventions
      • signs, symbols, and icons
      • images and illustrations
      • multi-images
      • graphic representation

      Saunders' Definition

      • symbols (pictographic or abstract)
      • maps graphsdiagrams illustrations or rendered pictures (realistic to abstract)models composite graphics (multi-images)photographs
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