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June 18, 2010

Weekly Round-Up

Today (Friday) at 1 PM Atlantic Time (5 PM London time, 12 Noon Eastern, time zone conversion). Bring your comments and questions.

Here is the link to Elluminate.


Highlighted Resources

CritLit2010 reflections – third week
Very good post on how to manage your connectivity in this course. Be sure to take a look. "Participating with feedback and your experiences in the CritLit2010 Moodle forums and the posts from the blogs of colleagues brings awareness and fuelling conversation. Make your contributions. Collaborate and provide your views so that people know you and in turn to participate." María Fernanda Arenas, arenastudies, June 18, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Critical Literacies, Pragmatics and Education



Jenny Hughes and Graham Attwell offered a really nice discussion of this week's Critical Literacies topic. The Elluminate Recording of the discussion is available online (thanks to George Siemens) and they've added a 10-minute audio soundtrack to the slides (well done). The discussion revolved around the idea that meanings (and therefore contents and presentations) are bounded by contextual assumptions, such as culture, language, workflow, and more. Jenny Hughes and Graham Attwell, Pontygysgu, June 18, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Contributions

Here's what course members from around the world had to say. Want to join the conversation? Submit your feed. Then put this at the beginning of your post: CritLit2010

Pragmatics versus Diversity
Pragmatics is the theme of CritLit2010 on this week. I hardly can follow this theme. Maria helped me writing her blog, she is expert on digital literacies. She pondered cultural differences in her post, please read it. The text we got for this week :  Pragmatics The capacity to use communicative elements in actions, or to take [...] June 16, 2010

Discussion Forum

Still working on this - watch for more here

These links are comments posted to the Moodle Discussion Forum, , and . If you want to participate in the discussion, but don't want to set up a blog, then you can post here.

Twitter

Post in Twitter and use the hashtag #CritLit2010 to be listed here. (These should be fresh. Still working on improving the Twitter display.)

Managing connectivity on #CritLit2010 http://arenastudies.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/116/

Building a #PLE - #CritLit2010 reflections (@maferarenas) - http://ow.ly/208Ww

The language includes rules governing social interaction. The courtesy soothes tensions and gives us a social image (Lakoff). #CritLit2010

Argue is to give reasons in support of a conclusion (Ducrot and Anscombre. Wikipedia). #CritLit2010

Articulating with holistic and heuristic that leads us to think that everything is connected in the formation of the whole. #CritLit2010

New blog post and slidecast - Critical literacies, Pragmatics and education - #CritLit2010 - http://is.gd/cT1jJ

RT @isteconnects: New Post: Using the Web to Promote Critical Thinking #edchat http://bit.ly/cahUMe #critlit2010

RT @GrahamAttwell: New blog post and slidecast - Critical literacies, Pragmatics and education - #CritLit2010 - http://is.gd/cT1jJ. Me: thx!

RT @GrahamAttwell: New blog post and slidecast - Critical literacies, Pragmatics and education - #CritLit2010 - http://is.gd/cT1jJ

RT @GrahamAttwell New blog post & slidecast - Critical literacies, Pragmatics and education - #CritLit2010 - http://is.gd/cT1jJ #edtech #PLE

RT @GrahamAttwell: New blog post and slidecast - Critical literacies, Pragmatics and education - #CritLit2010 - http://is.gd/cT1jJ

RT @GrahamAttwell: New blog post and slidecast - Critical literacies, Pragmatics and education - #CritLit2010 - http://is.gd/cT1jJ

my second try, better adventure here?: http://helistudies.edublogs.org/2010/06/16/educational-subcultures-second-life/ #CritLit2010

“What technologies will best facilitate traditional critical thinking skills?” #CritLit2010

RT @helinur: any sense here: http://helistudies.edublogs.org/2010/06/16/pragmatics-versus-diversity/ #CritLit2010

Critical Literacy – The Struggle Moves to a Different Arena – My Arena #CritLit2010 http://bit.ly/dnf8x6

any sense here: http://helistudies.edublogs.org/2010/06/16/pragmatics-versus-diversity/ #CritLit2010

Growing thoroughly confused about pragmatics in this week's #critlit2010 readings. These concepts will take me a while to get I think.

@mbogle How to keep this simple - pragmatics - I am wondering too #CritLit2010

http://bit.ly/9ow3qZ #CritLit2010 The 10 Best Sites for Sharpening Your Critical Thinking Skills

#CritLit2010 reflections – third week: http://wp.me/pX4TC-1s

#CritLit2010 debate Does the Internet Make You Smarter? d Shirky en español: http://bit.ly/b9gxkv

RT @dreig: #CritLit2010 debate Does the Internet Make You Smarter? d Shirky en español: http://bit.ly/b9gxkv #redisenar2010

http://bit.ly/a5Q0mN Would a community of learners be able to fulfill the role of “educators” in a networked learning environment?

RT @crearvirtual: http://bit.ly/a5Q0mN Would a community of learners be able to fulfill the role of “educators” in a networked learning environment?

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