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Synthetic #thoughtvectors

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Just as there is a big difference between allusion and name-dropping, and for that matter between allusion and plagiarism, there’s a distinction to be made between allusive thinking and synthetic thinking. Lets say provisionally that allusion enriches a written text by connecting ideas to other ideas that explore related content in previous work (hyperlinks in […]
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Team Oneder

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This is mostly a message to the VCU students in Section 010 of UNIV200 this summer. But, it’s here for anyone to read. I suppose, in that way, I’m modeling writing and learning “out loud.”1 We’ll be doing that together this summer. So, to my students who don’t yet know me, welcome! Welcome to what […]
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Revision of Stream Assignment Drafts

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This is a revision of the stream assignment that I posted on the prior blog. Bonnie is in my office with me and we are writing this together. Streams 1, 2 and 3: For each assigned reading, course members will complete … Continue reading →
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Drafting Streams and Questions

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I returned from two weeks in Mexico and Cuba just a couple days ago, and yesterday was my first day back at work. Since the MOOC starts in just 12 days, I was anxious to get caught up on what … Continue reading →
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Permission to wonder

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Doug Engelbart Well, strangely enough, I feel the same. It’s part of the thing of the easy to learn and natural to use thing that became sort of a god to follow and the marketplace is driving it and it’s successful and … Continue reading →
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Intimate, connected, open

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Over the last few weeks, our cMOOC team has continued to articulate and explore the dreams we’ll start living with our students on June 10. Some of the living’s already started in fact–the #thoughtvectors hashtag continues to light up the … Continue reading →
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What if (we fail)?

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I’m not sure who first introduced the What If? site in one of our cMOOC meetings, but this link takes you to the following user- generated question on the site:  What if everyone actually had only one soul mate, a random person somewhere in the world? Because I have (awesome) young adult children, ages 20, […]
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Making Magic Magical

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Three days ago, while serving on a VCU Online Summit panel discussing the summer cMOOC alongside Gardner Campbell, Jon Becker, and Bonnie Boaz, an audience member asked (I’m paraphrasing…with a poor memory) whether students not taking the course for VCU credit–the outside observers–would be able to “place out” of a similar, standard writing course like UNIV-200  after successfully finishing our […]
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Catachrestic #thoughtvectors

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Laura Gogia posted an extremely thoughtful elaboration on the running #thoughtvectors conversation (with posts by me, Bonnie, and Patty) about intimacy in online environments. Then nothing happened for a week, unless you count all of us finishing up final grades and submitting them on time, and then hosting/participating in an Online Summit at VCU. This […]
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Creating New Associative Trails (I hope)

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In Vannever Bush’s As We May Think, he argues that the human mind operates by association.  “With one item in its grasp, it snaps instantly to the next that is suggested by the association of thoughts, in accordance with some intricate web of trails carried by the cells of the brain.” Apparently, I discovered yesterday […]
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Recent Thought Vectors Tagged "nugget"

Inquiry Nugget Series: Ep 3, Spatial Self

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via: Section 76!

“Much like many other online identity practices on social networks, the spatial self is based […] Read More

Inquiry Nugget Series: Ep 3, Spatial Self

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via: Danh's Mind

“Much like many other online identity practices on social networks, the spatial self is based […] Read More

Inquiry Nugget Series: Ep 2, Intimacy

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via: Section 76!

I don’t want to end the semester with my series unfinished so I will do […] Read More

Nuggeting Sources

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via: Univ 200

“As a prisoner, I could not access the Web directly. Staff members oversaw policies that […] Read More

Connecting Nuggets

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via: Not So Far Far Away...

Fisheries and sustainable resources of the ocean are important. Roughly 25% of the protein used […] Read More

Nuggeting sources

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via: morgan jacobs

This source– I actually found when doing research for a course I am taking about […] Read More