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  1. Mar 2019
  2. Oct 2018
    1. What the young man meant by showing up to "something alive" was really showing up to someone alive — a teacher, present and thinking in front of him.

      I don't know. I think the student likely was referring to the dynamic interactions that happen among students and between students and professor, in a sort of gestalt effect. Because this emphasis on the professor just seems like another iteration of the banking model of ed.

    2. When this student talks about the value of "showing up to something alive

      Sounds like C.S. Peirce's energetic interpretant

    3. The most powerful learning takes place in relationship. What kind of relationship can you form with a professor who is lecturing in the little square on the screen?

      The problem, for aynchronous ed, then, is how to cultivate that relationship.

    4. Those who are fluent in both deep attention and hyper attention have the advantage of attentional pluralism; they can switch between the two, depending on what is needed.

      I'm fluent in both, but have difficulty switching between the two. Where does the ability to discern which mode is needed, activate it, and sustain it come in? What connection does this have to "digital literacy"?

    5. "In my class I want students to daydream. They can go back to the text if they missed a key fact. But if they went off in thought … they might be making the private connection that pulls the course together for them."

      This has some connection to C.S. Peirce's interpretants

  3. Sep 2018
    1. Our accessibility efforts benefited not only students with disabilities but also students who are English language learners and those working in either noisy environments or quiet settings

      Principles of UDL -- what's necessary for one is probably beneficial to all

    1. One interviewee reported that his favorite videos were lo-fi PowerPoint-narrated presentations, produced by a faculty member on her home computer, because her delivery was engaging and he was motivated to learn the content

      Engaging delivery of content > high production-value

  4. Apr 2018
    1. A popular view of rhetoric is that it is a straightforward model of how communication should work: A person can speak the truth simply by using words that refer to true things in the world. If she chooses not to use sentences filled with words that refer to true things in the world, then she is engaged in rhetoric. Rhetoric, in this view, is something you add on to sentences (such as meta-phor) that decorates and obscures communication. If I say, “The cat is on the mat,” I am using language correctly. However, if I say, “The elegant feline languishes mournfully on the expensive carpet, waiting impatiently for what he sees as his lazy servants to open a can of salmon,” then I have added rhetoric to the first sentence, or chosen rhetoric over clear communication.

      Popular view of rhetoric is - a model of communication. This is what most people think. Example of how rhetoric can obscure the meaning of an otherwise clear sentence.

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    1. Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world

      Introduction and foundational belief that the entire declaration rests on. This first belief is the the most powerful and fundamental belief, from which all of the other statements must follow. Main point = freedom, justice, and peace in the world are dependent on recognition that all people have dignity and have certain rights that can never be taken away.