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Getting Started: Day One [...]

Most people find that using Wikity to bookmark is a good place to start. The following video shows how you can bookmark with Wikity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66IGbiATzsY Note that in the video the bookmark says 'Bkmrk' but in recent versions says 'Wik-it'. The editor has also been upgraded...

 

Settings:: Publishing [...]

These settings are used by Wikity to determine privacy and publishing schedule. Please note that putting "Open" to "No" is an experimental feature, providing "good enough" privacy but not great privacy. OPEN: Yes RSS DELAY: 5 days...

 

Settings:: Footer [...]

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Your brain is not a computer [...]

So much of the language used to describe learning (by ed tech companies, OLI, etc) implies or explicitly states that learning involves processing, storing, and retrieving information at appropriate times and that learners can improve their "knowledge states" through various kinds of activities (e.g., goal-directed practice). This examines how the brain-and subsequent...

 

Silicon Valley Monocrop [...]

> Successful startups are born at places like Y-Combinator and go through the venture capital gauntlet frictionlessly — the same way big factory farms across America churn out cheap corn and beef. > Yet there is a problem with monocrop culture: ultimately, you deplete the soil. In a recent podcast with Kleiner Perkins partner Randy Komisar and legendary Si...

 

The Imagination Gallery [...]

The Imagination Gallery is an open pedagogy project where students from a Sociology 101 class are asked to use their "sociological imagination" to curate/analyze images and stories from history and popular culture. The site uses what looks to be a "Gravity Forms" interface where students submit a link and fill out additional information about it, trying to "think lik...

 

Design Activism in Helsinki [...]

Berglund discusses the role of design in urban planning and in policy, and how design thinking and approaches are closely tied to activism efforts in Helsinki. Berglund defines the term "design activism" in this way: >I understand design activism first as “designerly” – that is, its interventions are material, practical, and aesthetic all at once and in a sel...

 

Changing perspectives on makerspaces [...]

From Campus Technology >In the past few years, the thinking around 3D printing has shifted, as the technology has become more or less intertwined with the idea of makerspaces and the maker movement. The "stuff" that students create in makerspaces, via 3D printing or other technologies, is now less important than the overall "maker" experience — interdisciplinary...

 

Critical Making Materializing Politics of Design [...]

Carl DiSalvo writes about an approach to design he calls "critical making," which aims to shed light on political qualities of an issue via participatory modes of making. DiSalvo starts with discussion of Langdon Winner's article “Do Artifacts Have Politics?," which focuses on the Moses bridge design question (see references below). Though criticizing Winner's harsh...

 

Policy Through Bridge Height [...]

Robert Caro discusses his shock at understanding how seemingly neutral infrastructure decisions were being used to enforce segregation. Here he discusses Robert Moses, a city planner for New York who built racism into the city's design. The example: he built 180 or so bridges too low for buses to pass under, effectively keeping black users of public transport out of b...