Category: AAR #1

Research Reflection

Truthfully, I feel like I have not gained much knowledge from my research yet. I think this is because I have not applied what I have found yet. I ended up Google searching book reviews for The High Price and chose reviews from The Boston Globe, The Guardian, and the Kirkus Review. Next, to obtain …

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TED Genre Analysis

  TED Talks have become such part of the online community that it can be considered it’s own genre. But what are the qualifications that consider something to be in the TED talk genre? Well first of all, to be considered part of the TED Talk genre, it would have to be a speech presented …

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TED Talks – Physics

In Brian Greene’s TED talk from Monterrey 2008, he provides an introduction in the idea of string theory. String theory is, basically, the conceptualization that all particles in the universe are made up of strings or string-like objects. These strings vibrate or “dance” at varying frequencies and wavelengths. These variations in vibration frequencies are the …

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How algorithms shape our world

In this Ted talk, Kevin Slavin argues that we’re living in a world designed for — and increasingly controlled by – algorithms. In this heart throbbing  talk that was delivered at Ted Global , he uses a systematically designed algorithms as an example to shows how these complex computer programs have changed the dimensions in …

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“The beauty of data visualization”

In this ted talk David McCandless focuses on that everyone is experiencing data overload in some form. He states “So, visualizing information, so that we can see the patterns and connections that matter and then designing that information so it makes more sense, or it tells a story, or allows us to focus only on …

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Ted Talks Pertaining to Psychology

http://www.ted.com/talks/philip_zimbardo_on_the_psychology_of_evil?language=en This Ted Talk describes WHY seemingly normal people cross over to the dark side of immoral behavior.*caution GRAPHIC images My Second TED Talk is by individual reading author, Elyn Saks and her battle through college, law school and daily life with schizophrenia. http://www.ted.com/talks/elyn_saks_seeing_mental_illness

Confessions of a Self-Taught College Instructor: Embracing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

This is an interesting piece calling for professors and teachers to approach their work as a form of scholarship in itself. The article provides an neat perspective on teaching and learning as “an act of intellectual invention”. http://www.digitalpedagogylab.com/hybridped/confessions-self-taught-college-instructor-embracing-scholarship-teaching-learning/

COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE

As Karen Hadley argues ,Situated learning theory positions the ‘community of practice’ as the context in which an individual develops the practices (including values, norms and relationships) and identities appropriate to that community. It simply creates an environment in which learners can simply make useful meaning from real day to day activities such as field …

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Rhetorical Analysis

Rhetorical (Hopefully?) Analysis             As humans we always strive to feel a connection with other beings and a mutual understanding of a topic with the others in whatever situation we may be in. For example, if one were sitting in a chemistry class listening to a lecture, one would hope …

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AAR#4

Andre Cutrim FYS AAR#4 Karen Handley’s essay, “Within and Beyond Communities of Practice.” talks about what is a community of practice and what its like to be an individual within the community. Community of practice focus around a group of people who share similar ideas about their field this creates the practice of the community. Individual’s  …

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