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  1. Jul 2017
    1. If people turn to these devices without thinking during life’s amazing moments, it makes sense that we would do the same during those moments of unintended solitude.

      We now have more invasive technologies that impact solitude. I was hiking in the Highlands of Scotland, which are incredibly awe inspiring. On two separate occasions my peaceful solitude began to buzz with the sound of a drone hoovering over. It was very annoying and surprisingly invasive.

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

      I believe solitude prepares us to come into conversation with ourselves. To be better prepared to live with intention and find what is important to our souls and lives.

    3. “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?”

      All our technology is making it challenging to be fully present and alone. We cannot escape the access and ability to connect.

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    1. A ‘pull’ approach assumes ‘passion-based learning’ that is ‘motivated by the student either wanting to become a member of a particular community of practice or just wanting to learn about, make, or perform something’ (ibid.). Under these conditions, resourcing learning is primarily a matter of building platforms to support (collaborative) social learning.

      I think we are in between a 'push' and 'pull' approach. I think many organizations strive for a pull approach, but leaders and managers are sometime not ready to support or know how to lead this type of learning.

    2. grit’ is a variation on the view advanced by Angela Duckworth and colleagues (2007) as perseverance and passion for long-term goals.

      Grit- you need to maintain passion in order to continue.

    3. hat is, we are interested in social learning as a broad approach to learning that has particular effi cacy for promoting learning that can be described as ‘deep’ because it has different kinds of affordances, consequences and potentials when compared to surface learning

      If you are not provided a clear explanation of what the surface should consist of then how are you able to get a deep learning? I think of many corporate onboarding practices that do not provide a solid orientation to the surface and this can create unnecessary turnover.

    4. ‘learning to be’ a full participant in the fi eld

      Fitting into the cultural expectations is a process of practice and understanding.

    5. The so-called ‘information revolution’ itself is actually, and more accurately, a ‘relationship revolution’. A

      Nailed it.

    6. The biggest impact these technologies have had, and will have, is on relationships between people and between organizations

      I just think back to the 2016 election and this seems alarmingly true. Technology shaped the messages and relationship with candidates. It created a reactive response on all sides. Information was not as important as the relationship or connection made between the audience and candidates.

    7. Conventional higher education courses and credentials have proved to be poor and ineffi cient performers in terms of innovation and productiveness.

      Are we equipping students who attend traditional brink and mortar campuses with the skills they will need in the working world? I would say that we are not creating enough opportunity for experiential learning or portfolio development in many disciplines.

    8. Unless your knowledge and understanding here is grounded in appropriate kinds of activities and procedures, it is likely to be partial, inaccurate, fragile, and fallible. It is diffi cult to understand your place and role within a system without the opportunity to take on an identity and engage in activity within the system. More-over, without such experiences it is diffi cult to recognize that there are such things as systems thinking and systems understandings to be pursued and mastered.

      Yep, and this leads to a lot of miscommunication and misunderstanding. It can also prevent true collaboration from occurring. It can lead to a breakdown in the ability to function optimally.

    9. systems thinking’ and ‘systems understanding’ on the part of employees/participants/members of organizations

      I agree that this important however, there still needs to be a method of learning that concrete. In my opinion, many organizations want system thinkers, but there is a lack of clear training as to what is necessary to learn. It can create a frustrating an inefficient learning experience.

    10. value-adding capacity

      This is used a lot in technology companies. I am having flashbacks and I would like them to stop :-)

    11. ‘the message is spread from person to person through social networks

      This seems to fit into one of the most popular business models internationally, MLM. The marketing is shared person-to-person or through social networks. There is a unique element of trust that is involved.

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    1. he concept of purpose-driven reading

      Similar to traditional graduate classes where discussion of the text takes place in person allowing ideas or interpretations to be shared.

    2. he value of podcasting

      I think that podcasts break the isolation that other digital media can create. You are hearing stories and this provides connection to the outside world. It can stimulate different senses.

    3. There is a real danger in mapping the web 2.0 business model onto education-al practices, thus seeing students as “consumers” rather than “participants”

      When working in higher education I saw the shift in business practices being created that encouraged the students as consumers mentality. Especially as predictive analytics grew in importance for funding of programs.

    4. Work in progress

      I feel like this should be used on an office setting. Post this on your chat- so people allow you to complete your work.

    5. But, many other young people have little or no opportunities for suchempowering experiences outside of school, lacking access not only to the coretechnologies but also to what Ellen Seiter (2008) has identified as the econom-ic, social, and cultural capital required for full participation. We might charac-terize the limits on technological access as “the digital divide”

      Those with access to technology will be able to participate. A student who does not have the internet at home or a computer will potentially fall behind.

    6. commu-nities of practice”

      Spaces where those who share common interests can be seen in these communities. There is a huge benefit to being "virtually" seen, as it can prevent isolation. Consider social media and the impact it has on sharing. There is also great responsibility in how we treat each other in these spaces.

    7. ecomes a social activity for these fans, functioning simultane-ously as a form of personal expression and as a source of collective identity (part of whatit means to be a fan).

      I personally have not done a lot with fan fiction. However, I recently was chatting with a friend who is a writer and she says her group allows here to write, get advice, and participate in an alter ego that she finds fun. However, she would never share or expose this alter ego outside of the community. I find this interesting.