INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION Blog

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Knowledge as Communication

Sternberg, one of my fav theorists on human intelligence  defines wisdom as, "the application of the analytical, creative, and practical aspects of successful intelligence for a common good, over the long as well as the short terms, through the infusion of positive values." Wisdom in many ways is a collective. A tool communities can access but never…
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Co-Designing in Formative Design Research

I just finished the DMLcommons salon on co-designing our research spaces. I am amazed at the work the teams have done. I also have a long reading list now. Thanks Megan Bang. I hope to use these ideas in my own work and reach out to others so we can co-design a future together. Rigor…
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How I Forked Mozilla Web Clubs for a Formal Educational Setting

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] flickr photo shared by dmelchordiaz under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-ND ) license[/caption] I teach a class called EDU 106: Digital Text and Tools: New Literacies for Lifelong Learning. It fulfills our universities university's liberal education program requirement for Technology Fluency. Forking Clubs by Remixing Curriculum I forked the Mozilla Web Clubs…
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Exploring “Open Fluency” and “Teach Like Mozilla”

Don't let the lenses you own blind you to the world we see. I have to repeat this mantra all the time as I consider how we democratize education and use education to democratize the world. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Creative Commons licensed ( BY-NC-ND ) flickr photo shared by TassieEye[/caption] Laura Hilliger, a scholar…
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Connecting with Global Thought Leaders #OER15

In the next decade a billion more people will come online. I am happy to work within the Mozilla Learning Networks to  ensure these newly connected Web citizens will have a future online (click here to learn more about my journey). Recently these efforts have taken me  across the globe without leaving Connecticut. A group of…
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Failing a Little Bit Better But Want to Fail Together

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Creative Commons licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com[/caption] I guess I am an educational psychologist. At least that's what my fancy diploma says. I consider myself a teacher and literacy researcher. Does that make me a learning scientist? This question has perplexed me since watching Bill…
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Using Annotations for Asynchronous Peer Conferences

[caption width="640" align="aligncenter"]Creative Commons licensed ( BY-NC-SA ) flickr photo shared by raindog[/caption] I am a believer in open annotation. Recently John Udell asked me to join the Hypothes.is advisory team. Simply means I get to complain a little louder. I joke of course. I believe in annotation and I also think educators need to…
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Documenting Work on the Backstage

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Creative Commons licensed ( BY-ND ) flickr photo shared by iTux[/caption] I steal from Alan Levine quite often. I am most proud of hauling away a backstage blog from an open course he co-facilitated as part of #YouShow15. Then yesterday during #tjc15 folks started asking me about the role of having a…
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#MozAcademy and Engagement

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Josep Ma. Rosell[/caption] I spent some time over the weekend really digging into Adam Lofting's work with the metrics around #teachtheweb looking for insights into Marc Surman's call for a Mozilla Academy by the year 2017. You know family is town if…
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How do you build the #MozAcademy?

Marc Surman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, asked for us in the #teachtheweb community to think about Mozilla Learning. He described the efforts to take #teachtheweb and scale it across the all of the Foundation's efforts. He wants to build the global classroom. Marc has spearheaded Mozilla's efforts to not only help bring the…