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  1. Feb 2018
    1. Hyper

      "Hyper" is operative. Hyperpartisan, hyperspeed, hyperfocus.

    2. a call to colleges and universities

      The issue I'm seeing around this at the moment is that such skills aren't "owned" by any particular area of the university (at least in my own context) and so they may fall by the wayside. Such skills are needed by all students, but in which classes will they get them? Philosophy? English? History?...we don't have even anything like "communications." Maybe such skills should be part of many courses, but sometimes it's a hard sell when departments think they have their own, already-existing curricula to focus on.

      Right now we do have a nice website for such skills called "Digital Tattoo," put together by students. But it's not part of an official curriculum that I know of. https://digitaltattoo.ubc.ca/

    3. Higher ed is the key source of the cognitive surplus that will build Antigonish 2.0's resources and knowledge hubs. Most of the volunteers for the project's Layer One network are higher ed employees,

      Just curious why higher ed is the key source here; is it because most of us involved so far have been from higher ed, or is there some other reason why higher ed should be so central?

    4. Attention—not voice or connection

      I wonder how much of this is due to commercialization/focus on advertising and making a profit? That seems to be what so much of social media is about these days, and also much of the web for that matter.

  2. Jun 2017
    1. Antigonish 2.0

      A way for the people to save the Web

      and maybe Higher Education too.

    2. M. M. Coady, Masters of Their Own Destiny: The Story of the Antigonish Movement of Adult Education through Economic Cooperation (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1939).

      Available as pdf - http://coady.stfx.ca/coady-library/MOD.pdf

      I would add "We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change: Myles Horton and Paolo Freire" Available as pdf: https://codkashacabka.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/we-make-the-road-by-walking-myles-and-paolo-freie-book.pdf