On Cyber Utopia...
What civilization do we want to build in the 21st century? What kind of solidarities will we have need of in a world that is as of now interdependent? What will the place of the human being be in a world increasingly dominated by abstract machines and logic? – Philippe Quéau, former head of the French National Audiovisual Institute
Teaching and learning to co-create
Presenting a book I co-edited and collaborated on that evolved out of the experience of several international multi-lingual networked projects conducted from a less constructivist teaching milieu. The book asks what it is that we learn if our purpose is to learn how to bring out the best in each other’s voices and collaborative action. We were lucky enough to have this opportunity to be so idealistically-directed.
Time and the silver platter
Thinking about what we make digitally relevant in terms of helpfulness instead of desserts streamed to the constant ‘now’ on a silver platter…
Free lunches and the burden of responsibility
This post explores the fun and difficulties of trying to use a computer responsibly as a non-techie but appreciator of the computer art.
“It is easy to use a computer. This is fortunate, because everybody’s going to have to learn. It is not so easy to use a computer wisely. This is unfortunate, because everybody’s going to have to learn.” – Michael Chrichton
Software for collaborative learning
A description of ideal software tools for collaborative learning with a community feel and general comments on what I found by looking into some available software and their sites.
Resources for larger (online) classes
Eight links to resources on teaching large collaborative, participatory classes – applicable to networked learning. The list highlights what I took from each of the resources when revising my syllabuses this semester.
Digital literacy syllabus
Course design and material that can be used in a course teaching digital literacy.
Living on the range, 2021
A Machadian song about range – from household complexities through the mirror of digital text to the clearing of imagination. Written in the hopes of dreaming up a good new year, together.
Teaching online in 2020: a retrospective
A few notes on (personal) energy conservation for future online course iterations; learning how to use the computing and Schön’s design mindset to show and share beyond the (virtual) classroom. Only one problem discussed pertaining to free software (not mentioned more than once as there is nothing about it I would change).
Coming to programming in 2020: a year's review
Why I began to program in 2020, lessons learned, reading and challenges for the new year…