This week I couldn’t resist focusing on emotions and truth. These two issues boiled to the surface due to the recent heated debates concerning fake news, whatever that means, and the harm which is done by those producing it; that is those who sacrifice the truth in order to make a point and or a … [Read more…]
A short alternative media item that I produced using Plotagon. This was an assignment for my Producing Media for Learning Course at the University of Colorado Denver.
Talk by Alan Watts, Alan Watts was a very influential British intellectual, philosopher, writer and speaker of the twentieth-century. Watts spent much of his adult life living and teaching in the United States. He wrote much on Eastern philosophy and worked to put it into terms that his Western audience could understand. Watts interpreted Eastern … [Read more…]
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I live in an older neighborhood in Uijongbu-Shi, Republic of Korea (ROK) primarily populated with senior citizens. I relocated to the ROK in August of this year with my wife Hyejin who is a citizen of the Korea. We previously spent seventeen years living in the United States where we had intended to live out … [Read more…]
I do indeed have many curiosities concerning “games and learning” which may help explain why I am attending this course. I certainly did not take it in order to satiate my desire for gaming, as I don’t have a desire to play games. I realize that many people enjoy game play and that my having … [Read more…]
I had difficulty finding a piece that I wanted to share for Cycle 2. I am still attempting to clear away my absolute ignorance about games and learning and it is therefore quite challenging for me to ferret out a piece that may both help me to understand this polarizing topic, while at the same time … [Read more…]
My Post titled “Redesigning Universities” is a fine example of a Canadian success story. The link below demonstrates how we, south and a bit west of the Canadian border are throwing words and theories at this issue, but failing miserably. The link leads to a video clip about the University of Hawaii’s flagship campus, and … [Read more…]
I’m not a great fan of Ted talks, but occasionally one is recommended to me that just resonates, and this is certainly one of those. This is a “hot topic” for me, as I am very concerned with creative ways to improve higher ed, and Helfand addresses my concerns.
I read the following passage in a summary of Daniel H. Pink’s book, A Whole Mind, under the subheading Play: “Why is Dr. Madan Kataria laughing? … Kataria a physician from Mumbai, India likes to laugh. A lot. In fact, he believes the laughter can function like a benevolent virus — that it can infest … [Read more…]