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Charles Washburn (May 1, 1938 – April 13, 2012)

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Photo by Alex Barth/Flickr. Thanks to a long history of redlining, formerly black neighborhoods in cities around the country are continuously disappearing under the rapacious churn of financial real estate interests. But city blocks in prime locations aren't the only things being lost.
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Dolores Huerta, George Lopez, America Ferrera and more penned an open letter decrying xenophobic and divisive rhetoric from this year’s Republican presidential hopefuls.
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See, they know what my question is!

For this research, we defined nontraditional students as students who may be returning to school after pausing their education; working and balancing family and parenting responsibilities while going to school; lower income; English as a second language learners, and the first members of their families to attend college. For our focus groups and surveys, we looked for students that met at least two of these criteria.

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Any #Minneapolis  G+ers know how this #BernieSanders  visit went?

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North Minneapolis is getting a high-profile visit on Friday. Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is expected to attend a community forum at Patrick Henry High School.
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For those asking about our slides from yesterday's @HBAnetSF Connected Networks Keynote at BioMarin. Enjoy! +sheila babnis  
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Google Forms power users will have a lot to celebrate today, especially if they use the handy tool for workplace or education purposes. Today, the company
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Photo by Alex Barth/Flickr. Thanks to a long history of redlining, formerly black neighborhoods in cities around the country are continuously disappearing under the rapacious churn of financial real estate interests. But city blocks in prime locations aren't the only things being lost.
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Film. Directed by David Appleby, Allison Graham and Steven Ross. 1993. 58 min. Documentary film on the African American sanitation workers' 1968 fight for human dignity and a living wage in Memphis.
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Vietnamese gentleman Thái Ngọc claims that ever since he suffered a terrible fever in 1973, he hasn’t slept a wink. There’s also Ines Fernandez who says she’s been awake for decad…
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This repository thingie is getting a very "soft launch" on my campus. I found out about it the way +Laura Gibbs finds out about OU stuff. The equivalent on-campus process, I mean! I saw two #librarians  chatting today, and they seemed to be in "too good" a mood, so I went up to see what the fuss was about.

Apparently it's ready enough that I'm not sworn to secrecy, so in lieu of an official press release, I'm pointing Laura to it.
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Perhaps a Blue Box... :-)
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Aboard the higher education ocean liner in a sea of changing affordances, and... wait, what is that? Looks kind of like a big white mountain, only...
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UPDATE, JUNE 23, 2015: I joined CLMOOC (Connected Learning MOOC). More to follow.

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 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. Current theme for my class is Technology & Society, go figure. 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 have also taught an intro technology class, basic computer architecture, and a 200-level class called Cyberdemocracy that is a work in progress, but strives to have participants "become their own historians" as they consider the US political process over time, through various technology lenses.

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 & NGO types think they should be doing on FB. (Lookin' at you, ISTE and New Media Consortium.) For the record, in 2015 I'm reconsidering my views & usage of Facebook. I've been connecting with more educators and some former e-mail friends who basically don't do e-mail list conversations anymore.
  • 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.

Update, May 22, 2014: Meg (see above) has inspired a metaphor adjustment because we educators may be like the classic frog in the slowly heating pot: Boiling the Titanic.

UPDATE, JUNE 23, 2015: I joined CLMOOC (Connected Learning MOOC). More to follow.
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  • Naval Postgraduate School
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  • And yes, Howard Rheingold University
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