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This is our first #newsletter. You will receive one newsletter every module or so.
Just like our first class this class will be production based. You will be making and building from the start.
Throughout the class we will take the lessons we learned in Tag Tag Revolution and apply them to how we write.
Here are the tasks you must complete to get started in class:
If you get that done by Sunday night you will be in good shape. We can start Module One when we get everyone up and running.
If you have any doubts look back at this stream. They are your peers. They came from where you sit now to being able to read, write and participate on the Web.
You as a student have a fundamental right to privacy. You are more than welcome to blog under a pseudonym. Also you set the privacy of any post to the class Stream. You can select as "Members Only" so only members in the class can see it or select public so anyone who visits the class url can see it.
Once this class is over you can delete all your posts, take them with you, or hopefully keep the blog dancing.
While I recommended Known in class and in our blogging tutorial I have learned that Known will no longer be offering their free websites. I still recommend Known and they have wonderful educational discounts but if you are looking for free you may want to look at at Wordpress.com or Medium.
I included more in-depth tutorials here of both and will will go over both in a screencast once this newsletter goes live.
I am really excited to launch this class. Please note we move at the speed of your growth and travel pathways you want to discover. I really meant it when I said you will be grading yourself and can develp the final and the syllabus in ways that suit your overall learning goals.
All images sourced from gifgif.gf which sources from giphy.com which pretty much sucks up everything from everywhere
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Check out my idea about how future generations will be able to optimize our world based on the collaborative environment created by the internet. #edu106
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When I often struggle to think about what to write I turn to every day objects. This is a great tip for new writers.
When you get "writer's block" you are not suffering from a deficit of ideas, but of strategies. Having a few tricks in your toolkit can help any writer no matter her experience.
In this post I took a few images from around the house. Really boring stuff. Like a toothbrush holder. The real work of meaning making lives in the metaphor. I used parenting and the design concept of user experience.
User experience is about how a system or tecjhnology makes someone feel. The User interace is the tool otself. So through reification I superimposed this paradigm onto parenting. What emerged is a allegory of sorts.