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George Station
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A companion piece titled Confronting the Myth of the 'Digital Native' appeared in the +Chronicle of Higher Education. A couple of us started a conversation here:

https://plus.google.com/103316555196135859733/posts/6Rjr5Xkgg3E
 
Know anyone who thinks Millennials are all super-savvy with digital media? Please pass this along to them. 
http://vvebu.se/webskill
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I think this #googleplustips  post from 2012 still applies... but I'm old-fashioned that way. :-)

Any other "nostalgic" items that might help explain Google+ to new arrivals?

#googleplushelp   #Circles  
 
Google+ is what you make of it
- Jaana Nyström

GooglePlus Helper blog:
Musings on successful presence and Google+ topics

http://bit.ly/1q7cwb6

#FoodForThought #Googleplus
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No pullquotes on #digitalidentities  at the moment. Dinnertime, or something like it, is approaching...
Professors at Northwestern University are training students to build online identities that can advance their academic and professional careers.
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A keeper because Eszter wrote it herself. ;-)
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+NewME Accelerator was all over the new G+ a couple of years ago. They're still around (as this new story from +The Grio emphasizes) but exceedingly quiet (toooo quiet) in these hallways.

There's a lot about #Twitter 's importance at the post, but that doesn't explain their entire social presence.

#siliconvalley   #venturecapital   #diversity   #startups  
theGRIO REPORT - African-American and female are two characteristics not commonly found in Silicon Valley - but one black woman is helping to break barriers by helping minorities make a name for th...
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R.E.A.L. +George Station thank you!
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Looks like +nick sousanis won the gamble and successfully defended his dissertation.

#comicbooks   #phd   #academia  
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Very cool. Sadly, my drawing chops are not worth trying this stunt with. But I could imagine topics that would lend themselves to it.
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I love the #paleofuture , yes I do. In this case, #driverlesscar fun.

#disney   #animation   #technologyandsociety  
From enclosed and air-conditioned highways in hotter climates to self-driving cars everywhere, Disney had some big ideas for the future.
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Oh, this #comics  and #society  online course looks interesting.

A colleague and lifelong-learning advocate (who does not, unfortunately, share his positive online experiences here) sent this info along to annoy... er, tempt me.

#MOOC   #onlineeducation   #comicbooks  
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+Raul Pacheco-Vega suggests a fresh look at #success .

Academic culture—and its subset, campus culture—change "with all deliberate speed." And we know what that can mean. Publish? Perish? Tenure?

And what does any of that mean for contingent faculty (adjuncts, lecturers...)?

Cc +Vanessa Vaile +Laura Gibbs +Jesse Stommel 
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definitely has to be self-defined and flexible — especially for contingent faculty, although that is even harder for them.

There's a lot of substitute social media success defining by clicks — even more dependent of the opinion of others. 

Success (my definition but hasn't changed much in over 50 years) is living well in your own skin independent of the opinions of very, very few and not necessarily themselves conventionally successful.

PS plus happy to find a good source for water management related material for community blogging in the high desert
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Seeking conversations about education, teaching & learning, and edtech. Also into classic TV, movies, sci-fi, and comics. I talk a little about politics and a little about race, because education and pop culture are full of both. But I try not to repeat conversations I had online back in the '90s or face-to-face before that. You'll figure it out.

I'm a college lecturer (adjunct) using real name for most activities, and several screen names that arose because of multiple accounts in different spaces that said to pick a user name. A couple of those names stuck and it's easier just to keep them. I live in "unremitting beta" around teaching, learning, and technology. Overall, I also seem to be "awaiting moderation" (thanks to +Meg Tufano for the phrase as it applies to humans). I continue to learn a lot (one hopes) from Howard Rheingold's own study of social media. He shares most of it and you could do worse. You may want to read Howard's book Net Smart for more, or just take an online class with him.

In the fall, I teach a first-year transition course that seems to go through a top-down, significant change every couple of years. My life lesson so far: Happy classes of freshmen are all alike. Each unhappy class is unhappy in its own way. (Thank you, Mr. Tolstoy!)

I also teach an intro technology class and a 200-level class called Cyberdemocracy that is evolving, but strives to have participants "become their own historians" as they consider the US political process over time, through various technology lenses. For context: My campus has "married" the General Education components of Cal State's American Institutions requirement. So this course is one of several on my campus meeting both the US Histories & Democratic Participation requirement.

My social media time & emphasis:
  • Google+: Most time, most emphasis, most in-depth conversations. "Best" PLN for my edtech & social media interests. This is the online space that feeds & fulfills me. I have a G+ academic presence too (campus logo & no hoodie in that profile image) that is more for support of my classes and less about my personal interests.
  • Facebook: Real-life friends & family who may not be using other social media. It's FB or no contact with some of them. They know what a phone is but they don't use it to talk. ;-) Also, I like to observe what some businesses & education types think they should be doing on FB. (Lookin' at you, ISTE and New Media Consortium.)
  • Twitter: Second-best for my edtech & social media interests. Best for short exchanges. PLN overlaps but is not the same as G+ PLN. Some tweeps don't like G+ and some G+ers don't like Twitter.
  • Blog writing/commenting: Sigh... Can I use the "writer's block" excuse? I do comment frequently under a screen name (so I can have a life elsewhere) but rarely write full posts anymore.

I have other interests. My positions on most issues will be apparent if I've posted more than one item. (Sometimes I just share a stand-alone item to generate conversation.) Most of what I share here is "Public" with a smattering of "Private."

Credit to +Gregor McNish for the phrase "a sea of changing affordances" in my tagline.
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  • Cal State Monterey Bay
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • United States Naval Academy
  • And yes, Howard Rheingold University
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