Earnest 5-year-old, to dentist, before cavity filling: “You know, I’m a little bit nervous.”
Bates news: Important information regarding H1N1 (swine flu). http://bit.ly/pgh7Q
Student opinion: “The power structures that permeate the academic world were not made for Facebook.” #bcdt
Do we put too much attention on generational differences when we consider digital media fluency? #bcdt
Digital media are transforming how we define community and civic engagement #bcdt
Community-based research wiki is in development to build continuity and sustain partnerships across projects. #bcdt
Session on digital media for social justice and civic engagement. #bcdt
How can we bring a wider variety of people into our learning environments, physical and online? #bcdt
How does the culture in which we’re embedded limit our identity - such as an assumption that people are separate from nature?
For some, shape-shifting between multiple identities in Second Life was frightening. Unnerved by not being able to be “read” people. #bcdt
Research on similarities and differences between physical life and virtual worlds (Second Life). #bcdt
Once you raise your hand online, you are making a statement about your then-current identity - one among many. #bcdt
In the online world, we can focus on relationships - the exchanges between individuals - as well as their identities. #bcdt
Some identities are constructed and imposed on us, some are self-defined and liberating. #bcdt
External definitions of who we are — such as boomer, millennial — often come from the generation before and are not in our control. #bcdt
The fastest growing population demographic is “other” — those who don’t see themselves as fitting into a universal category? #bcdt
How do you build an environment that is welcoming to all skill levels, from early adopters, to those with less experience? #bcdt
Differing Internet skill levels can increase a divide between student and parents. #bcdt
How do we help our alums connect among themselves around the world? Expand and extend our community of learning? #bcdt
Session on identity, difference, and digital cultures. Interest in digital media as a preservation tool for cultural identity. #bcdt
Hargittai: Do not assume universal know-how, especially among young people. Not enough to make tools available; integrate w/pedagogy. #bcdt
Everett: To what degrees will viral media tools define a sphere of possibility and/or reinforce identity politics? #bcdt
Speaker Anna Everett asks “will user generated content change racial biases?” Guarded optimism. #bcdt
Blais: How do we use technology to restore human cultures and preserve indigenious language? http://bit.ly/n5hBz
Joline Blais: 60 million people sharing intellectual property (Napster, etc.) in less 10 years is, in itself, a real revolution. #bcdt
Leslie Hill: Our students have a broader range of social identities and different perceptions of the world than ever before. #bcdt
ETH: We need to use technology to nurture our legacy of inclusion and engagement.
President Hansen (ETH) is opening the symposium on the intersection of diversity, technology, and learning. #bcdt
Heads-up for regular readers: I’ll be sending numerous updates from Bates’ digital media symposium this afternoon. Hope you’ll follow. #bcdt
Noted: Social Media in Admissions: No Longer a Choice (Chronicle.com) http://tinyurl.com/d8adwr
“Responsible teaching and scholarship must become cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural.” Sounds like Bates. http://tinyurl.com/dhl897
“Restructure the curriculum [to be] like a web or complex adaptive network.” Sounds like Bates. http://tinyurl.com/dhl897
Noted: Traditional writing skills don’t work on Web (Giraffe Forum) http://tinyurl.com/cg7c3p
Noted: World’s Best Headlines: BBC News (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox) http://tinyurl.com/cto38v
Noted: Swine flu: Twitter’s power to misinform (Net Effect) http://tinyurl.com/cu3j38
Noted: H1N1 Swine Flu (Google Maps) http://tinyurl.com/c8b7pc
Noted: HHS Declares Public Health Emergency for Swine Flu (hhs.gov) http://tinyurl.com/d27kp8
@josephkibe Welcome back!
Noted: Why there will be many Twitters (Scripting News) http://tinyurl.com/c5l39p
RT @zappos “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” - Leonardo da Vinci
I joined twitter 773 days ago - http://whendidyoujointwi… ?
RT @elizabethkudner: “Bates College reads every single application 4 times! 4 times!”
Noted: Google Profiles as a Job-Hunting Tool (Dice) http://tinyurl.com/ddwgy8
Noted: Attention literacy (Howard Rheingold) http://tinyurl.com/csolqe
@JulieeO Welcome to Twitter.
5yo implores me to print song lyrics: “Life is a sea I’m sailing, riding the winds of time. Looking to find the course that is mine.”
School vacation. 5yo home from soccer camp. Picks recipe for ginger/honey cake in Joy of Cooking. Measures ingredients, we make it together.
@bentforkz Tweetie is pretty, but I need to be able to easily group people. Nambu does that … but a little flaky.
Noted: In Portland’s Munjoy Hill, Do as the Mainers Do (washingtonpost.com) http://tinyurl.com/cxorad
Noted: WordPress GSoC 2009 http://tinyurl.com/dcuy56
Our sweet elder feline is ill, losing strength. Light as a feather. Silent meows. But his essence is there, regardless of physical change.
RT @butwait: “I like getting to Twitter newbies early on & preaching quality, not quantity!” Agreed.
Noted: The Nambu Network | Social Messaging Streamlined http://www.nambu.com/
Noted: Some advice for Obama’s New CTO (Don Tapscott) http://tinyurl.com/djmbw2
Noted: IE6 Update http://ie6update.com/#
Noted: Amy Goodman: Pacifica Radio at 60 (Truthdig) http://tinyurl.com/cwkqsv
RT @josephkibe: Could Dan Brown have possibly come up with a more generic name for his new book, “The Lost Symbol”? How about “A Book”?
Noted: ChangeThis :: Going Home http://bit.ly/Gm1sH
Noted: Office alternatives (The Maine Switch) http://tinyurl.com/dxwrah
Received first-ever voicemail from 5yo daughter. Excitement about K-5 grrls soccer camp with college mentors. Incredible growing experience.
Noted: Colleges Weigh ‘Yes We Can’ Approach to Fund Raising (Chronicle.com) http://tinyurl.com/dkf247
Firefly Ep. 7 29m0s: “Am I a man now?” Anara: “A man is just a boy who is old enough to ask that question.”
RT @butwait” “It’s not about getting more followers. It’s about finding amazing people to follow and learn from.”
RT @nytimeskristof” “Just spoke to Lawrenceville School about making a difference. Kids do seem eager to save the world, thank God.”
Previews for ‘Life After People’ (some broken), via Hulu, for those of us without TV. Visualization of the book. http://bit.ly/48vKN
Firefly ep 7, 1m48s: “You’re like a trained ape. Without the training” 5m18s: “I’m looking to buy me some mud.”
Noted: Navigating the Next Generation of Mac Twitter Apps (TidBITS) http://tinyurl.com/cuezsn
@anginarouzle We camped out Saturday night, and were thinking about Sunday … until we saw the forecast. Now waiting for warmer days …
Noted: Should Twitter Remove Its Follower Count? (TechCrunch) http://tinyurl.com/cb8zhj
@wending Firefly: The contrasts between wild west, planetary travel, and Chinese epithets is too fun. Favorite line so far: Ep. 6 18m00s.
First night tenting out under the stars. Biking on Peaks. Sunset campfire. Sounds and smells of summer. What a weekend.
Noted: Bill Clinton On The Invention Of Air (stevenberlinjohnson.com via mimber) http://tinyurl.com/cct4az
Noted: Who Needs a College Reunion? I’ve Got Facebook (NYTimes.com) http://tinyurl.com/dfdch8
@jowyang Updates moved down above favorites.
Noted: A Video Prank at Domino’s Damages Its Brand (NYTimes.com via swberg) http://tinyurl.com/dyzazp
Daughter asked me to “dress up” (picked out tie) and celebrate with a special dinner. Asked “Can we do this every 5 years, daddy? Forever?”
I’ve been so focused, I haven’t been social mediating for days. Pleased, again, to realize how much I appreciate colleagues and family.
RT @Belanger87 : “Officially done classes at Bates College.” Congratulations!
Noted: 1 Giant Leap - What About Me? (YouTube playlist) http://tinyurl.com/djvlop
Noted: This Is Where We Live (Vimeo) http://tinyurl.com/d6aj8a
Noted: Playing For Change | Song Around The World “Stand By Me” (Vimeo) http://vimeo.com/2539741
The bumpers on Lie to Me — real clips of politicians deceiving — are too much. This week: John Edwards at 29m30s. http://bit.ly/zQPG
Switched from Netgear to Airport Express. No more problems with wireless connections to Comcast. Woohoo.
Noted: What Colleges Should Learn From Newspapers’ Decline (Chronicle.com) http://tinyurl.com/dnzl5y
@alumnifutures I’m not trying to be persuasive. More beaches for us.
@alumnifutures One person’s rationalization is another person’s love affair. Perhaps cozy family snow days with wood stove is in the DNA?
@therichbrooks I did see that one. And I did edit a bit …
Spring rain. Great thing about New England: seasons encourage cycles of creative change. New ideas getting ready to pop up and flourish.
Noted: America’s Most Livable Cities (Forbes.com) http://tinyurl.com/co2tr3
Noted: Wired Campus: Harvard Goes Web-Only With Course Catalog, Handbooks - Chronicle.com http://tinyurl.com/dexa6m
Best day of the year at Bates: hundreds of students present their learning at the Mt. David Summit. Inspiring and vital. http://bit.ly/v6W7a
So pleased to have passed another project milestone with great partners.
Noted: Career Guide to Industries, Overview and Outlook http://tinyurl.com/cnm4kg
Noted: 10 awesome .htaccess hacks for WordPress http://tinyurl.com/dzw59d
Noted: WordPress Super Cache http://tinyurl.com/ypjdgv
Noted: Meanings and Metrics (Inside Higher Ed) http://tinyurl.com/dbb6tk