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Why I teach – mind expansion

One of the reasons I teach is related to one of my goals for my own life. I try to make it a habit to learn new things, to change my point of view on various topics, to see the … Continue reading

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Communities of Learning take many forms

Yesterday, I drove to Richmond, Virginia. It is about a two hour drive from my home. My goal was to attend the open house of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Academic Learning Transformation Lab. I am not a member of the VCU … Continue reading

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Please Use Other Doors

When I saw this sign on a door to a department store, several thoughts crossed my mind. First, it would make a nice selfie. I snapped a couple of quick ones, and with some editing I think the one shown … Continue reading

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and now…Connected Courses!

 As the assembled instructional team of Connected Courses have now directed me to do, I am updating this blog for use in the course. Feel free to read (and even comment on) the older posts from Thought Vectors.  I am … Continue reading

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Glitching Danish Numbers

Well, where have I been? As an “open online participant” I’ve been around, looking at blogs, commenting on some, watching the interviews, etc. I’ve actually ripped the audio of the Alan Kay and the Ted Nelson interviews and listened to … Continue reading

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Nugget of Hypertext Machine Dreaming

There it is, in Computer Lib/Dream Machines, on pages DM44 and DM45, just before the write-up of “Doug Engelbart and “The Augmentation of Intellect.”” There is Ted Nelson’s description of hypertext, of associative trails in concept space from his own … Continue reading

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Inquiry: Byzantium goes to Denmarkian England

Area of Inquiry I am interested in learning more about the historical, cultural, and linguistic relationships between Denmark and the United Kingdom. The reasons for my interest are varied. For one thing, I have spent time reading history in various … Continue reading

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Word breaks, hyphens, and left justification

Alright, this isn’t really a response to some assignment. It has to do with style. In my opinion, a paragraph of text that is left justified (lines up along the left margin with the right end of each line finishing … Continue reading

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Delayed week two reflection

I’m glad to be an “open online participant” rather than a registered student. If I were an official student, I would have my work in on time! (side note: I’ve been an official student plenty of times, and find that … Continue reading

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Obviously, the Map is Not the Territory

Analyzing the Obvious The Map is not the Territory So says Korzybski. Or so everyone thinks. His actual quote is “A map is not the territory it represents, but if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which … Continue reading

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