Too many topics, too little time. » think:lab: “The Future of Learning” Manifesto

January 22, 2007

Jeremy posts on think:lab: “The Future of Learning” Manifesto, which resonates with the first issue of our journal Learning Inquiry on the topic of the futures of learning, which we’re presently finishing up.

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A true laptop

January 20, 2007

I was just trying to find a place to sit, in Second Life.

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Slashdot | MySpace Sued by Families of Online Predator Victims

January 20, 2007

Slashdot | MySpace Sued by Families of Online Predator Victims
MySpace is facing more lawsuits, as the victims of sexual predators have filed suit against the social site and parent corporation News Corp. In total, four families from across the U.S. have joined together after their underage daughters were abused by men they met via MySpace. MySpace has responded to past allegations by putting in place educational efforts and partnerships with law enforcement. The company is also developing technologies to allow parents to have some measure of access to their child’s account

This suing is a great thing, IMHO. Of course parents have a responsibility. And children should be virtually street-proofed. But technologies have to provide those tools to allow for parents to do the best job. And it is too eash for developers to claim neutrality. And it is all to easy to wake them up with recourse to the courts.

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Laura’s back on stage

January 20, 2007

My friend Laura is doign a show in NYC, so check it out if you’re down there: “Last night was my first performance in The Apple Tree, come and see it before it closes March 11th! The flowers in the picture are from Kristin Chenoweth (the sweetest gal and star of our show) and my […]

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Mr Fancy Pants returns!

January 19, 2007

Mr Fancy Pants (on my shoulder) is better after getting sick, and spending some time with the Vet. He’s back where he’s happiest, sitting on my shoulder.

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YouTube – Low Vision Symbol

January 18, 2007

This is a video of my Libby, a friend from my undergrad days, I blogged about last week. She runs an organization called the Checkered Eye Project supporting individuals with low vision.

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explosive dawn

January 17, 2007
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Ryerson colours

January 14, 2007

Welcome to Ryerson. Today M. Moose, Yuka, his mother and I spent the day skating on Devonia pond, and making snowmen in the quad. I assume he’s looking forward to a career as a grounds keeper.

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White canes leave the partially-blind in the dark

January 14, 2007

CTV.ca | White canes leave the partially-blind in the dark The white cane is an important tool and a clear symbol for those who suffer from blindness. But an Ontario woman says its usefulness doesn’t extend to the more than 600,000 Canadians with a less severe form of vision impairment. Libby Thaw, a mother of […]

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How the Irish Became White

January 14, 2007

I have been getting help from a number of Ryerson faculty, Steven Solomon and Alana Butler in particular, to get my head around bring issues of race, identity and sexual orientation into my courses. Alana sent me the following link, after a conversation on hour our two cultural backgrounds would have interacted historically. In my […]

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