- Semiotics and Constructing Fake News – – (none)
- Free Speech Is Not an Academic Value – Chronicle – Stanley Fish – Accurate speech is, free inquiry is, but free speech is an extracurricular value. The responsibility falls to the administrators:
>My advice to administrators: Stop thinking of yourselves as in-house philosophers or free-speech champions or dispensers of moral wisdom, and accept your responsibility as managers of crowd-control, an art with its own history and analytical tools, and one that you had better learn and learn quickly. – (rhetoric academia academic_speech )
- Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda – Because a good manifesto is always a good read. – (rhetoric Manifesto polemic politics activism modernism )
- [toread] Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both – – (digitalliteracy #en3177 via:dajbelshaw )
- Digital Humanities and the Erosion of Inquiry – Hybrid Pedagogy – Just say no and get on with the work. "Both Jesse and I have watched teachers and students be silenced, cowed into conformity, broken by the need to please their peer reviewers, their instructors, their administrations. Hybrid Pedagogy is an effort — however small, however emergent — to provide a space where academic voices can be heard in important, authentic ways." – (dh academia digitalscholarship manifesto )
- How copyright disserves almost everyone – Account of collecting images of artwork when a national gallery claims copyright. – (#en3177 )
- Clear the Way for More Good Teachers – The Chronicle of Higher Education – Here's an idea: Use teaching to increase retention. "ratcheting down the bureaucratic mechanisms and meetings and hiring an army of good teachers. If we replaced half of our administrative staff with classroom teachers, we might actually get a majority of our classes back to 20 or fewer students per teacher. This would be an environment in which teachers and students actually knew each other." – (none)
- The 2016 manifesto | manifesto for teaching online – – (oer openeducation manifesto de coursedesign )
- Manifesto for Teaching Online, rewritten for 2015 | jenrossity – – (oer )
- Tributary – Tributary is an experimental environment for rapidly prototyping visualization code. The environment provides several useful libraries, as well as a simple interface for live code editing. We call these shareable code examples inlets. – (software visualization )
- Semiotics Theories / Signo – Applied Semiotics Theories – – (semiotics theory )
- [toread] New Clues: update to the cluetrain manifesto – – (Manifesto DH )
While registering for an upcoming Coursera course in E-Learning and Digital Cultures (What? Why? I’ll let you know later.), wandered over to the University of Edinburgh to get a sense of the faculty who were teaching it, and bumped sideways into their Manifesto for teaching online. I always like to read a good manifesto, and this one sparked my course-planning tinder. A few good theses for writing:
Text is being toppled as the only mode that matters in academic writing.
Visual and hypertextual representations allow arguments to emerge, rather than be stated.
New forms of writing make assessors work harder: they remind us that assessment is an act of interpretation.
It’s good to hear proclaimed what I already know and readily assent to, but this last assertion is an absolute challenge.
The possibility of the ‘online version’ is overstated. The best online courses are born digital.
“The best online courses are born digital.” That a) fires a warning volley over Coursera’s bow and b) gives a nod to the value of cMOOCs – points of discussion that are bound to be taken up in the upcoming course.
But it also serves as a rallying cry and starting point for re-birthing E-Rhetoric – something I’ve been wanting to do for the last couple of years. It’s grown long in the tooth, lost touch somehow, and needs a re-w0rking. The manifesto helps get that re-thinking started.
- A MOOC is not a Thing: Emergence, Disruption, and Higher Education | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY – – (#edcmooc mooc )
- Learning as Performance: MOOC Pedagogy and On-ground Classes | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY – – (mooc #edcmooc )
- manifesto for teaching online – Edinburgh nails its theses to the door, loosing the chains of DE. I feel a kin. – (DE Manifesto onlinelearning MOOC PLE #edcmooc )
- [priv] The seven types of commentard • The Register – – (none)
- classifying participants in online discussion – – (erhetoric )
- Blast – Never Mind the Sex Pistols. Here's BLAST. 'Cause everyone should have a digital copy on hand. Never know when a good old BLAST will come in handy. – (digitalhumanities punk manifesto )
- [toread] Technology Wiki – Home – Technology Wiki – Project Bamboo Wiki – – (none)
- [toread] Bamboo – – (none)
- [toread] digitalresearchtools / FrontPage – – (none)
- [toread] Humanities Blast | Engaged Digital Humanities Scholarship – – (none)
- Digital humanities manifesto v 2 – From humanities BLAST so you know what to expect. – (Manifesto polemic mooc DigitalHumanities digitalpoetics )
- [toread] Manifesto for the Digital Humanities | ThatCamp Paris 2010 – – (none)
- [toread] Why wait? Six ways that Congress could fix copyright, now – – (DRM copyright )