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June 3, 2010

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How to Write Articles and Essays Quickly and Expertly
In this article I write about the four major forms of cognition: description, definition, argument and explanation. I do this in the context of how to write an essay quicky and efficiently. Stephen Downes, Half an Hour, June 3, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Seven Habits of Highly Connected People
This is a quick summary I wrote describing how best to work and grow in a connected and networked environment. "Learning and communicating are not merely acts of sending content over a wire. They are about engaging in (what Wittgenstein called) a 'way of life.' Having a cat is as important for a physicist as having an advanced research lab. These common everyday things form the mental structure on which we hang the highly theoretical structure." Stephen Downes, eLearn Magazine, June 3, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Critical Literacies Week 1- more people, more rational, more often
An example of a blog post created to discuss this course. This is a discussion of the Fisher chapter. "This is Fisher's discussion of inclination , stemming from Glaser's inclusion of "an attitude of being disposed" in his definition. Basically, Fisher argues that these skills only become truly valuable if you use them a lot." Someone, An Education and Technology Blog , June 3, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Critical Literacies 2010
Here is an example of the sort of thing we are looking for. Mike Bogle has created a blog post and tagged it with CritLit2010, making it easy for us to find. Now we can aggregate this post and present it here in the newsletter. He also has the idea of a Warcraft Guild for CritLit, which is an interesting concept. Notice how some people have been searching for CritLit2010 on their own, have found the article, and have replied in the comments. Mike Bogle, TechTicker, June 3, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]


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