- The Failed Promise of Deep Links — Backchannel — Medium – "Today, though, Web links are mostly navigation and footnotes. Instead of sharing linked trails of knowledge that we’ve blazed, we leave piles of data around that service providers mine for value." But we can turn it around. – (ia fedwiki hypertext design )
- Silicon Valley Innovation: Stanford Law Student Crowdsources Her Graduation Speech – Wired Campus – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education – Not all that innovative, as commencement speeches tend to be formulaic anyway, and hardly inclusive with only 85 self-selected contributors. it does widen the available means of persuasion, a little. but it perhaps it's a choir preaching to a choir. I used to create a similar effect by grabbing lines of commonplaces from student themes to create an ur-theme that impressed a lot but said little. – (rhetoric hype )
- Adblockers are immoral – No, they aren't. Ad hominem takes on a new meaning. Really, this is your best argument? A good reminder to reinstall that ad blocker you were thinking about. – (advertising rhetoric ad_hominem )
- Audience Invoked vs Audience Addressed in Pinker’s The Sense of Style | David Durian – "Ultimately, it seems the case that, although the text does have mismatch issues between audience invoked and audience imagined, it has still proven to be a successful text, none the less. In terms of its status as "popular linguistics" text, it actually appears to conform pretty strongly to the genre conventions of that genre, at least, if earlier works such as Pinker's The Language Instinct and Tannen's You Just Don't Understand are used as a gauge for success. " – (rhetoric stylebook review linguistics )
- Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: more action in 1 year than last 1000 years – This hype-fest by Clark has got to go on record. Textbook mythos of the self-knighted entrepreneur saving the world from the leviathan. Nice to see Clark himself acting the sophomore in his comments, too. Prisoner of his own cliches. – (hype )
- The Discussion Forum is Dead; Long Live the Discussion Forum – – (dl de e-pedagogy discussions d2l )
SCSU is one of my alma maters, so to read this announcement pronouncement of their presidential inauguration is embarrassing. Maybe calling attention to it will encourage the copy writers to get their releases under control.
Friday, September 5, 2008
The Sept. 19 inauguration of President Earl H. Potter III will celebrate St. Cloud State University’s immeasurable positive impact on Minnesota and the upper Midwest.
While the centerpiece will be a ceremony with wide campus and community participation, this commemoration of new leadership also will shine a brighter light on accomplishments and contributions of faculty, staff and students.
[From St. Cloud State University]