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    INTE 5340 – Week 2 Reflection

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    How well did I complete the requirements of the weekly assignments?

    After last weeks roller coaster I think I’ve finally gained my bearings on how to proceed with the remaining 6 weeks of this course. With a hectic work and life schedule, I try to give as much effort to …

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    Digital Story Critique: Participant/Observation

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    The author/anthropologist, Wynne Magggi, provides a well-told, somber story about her experience in Pakistan during PhD dissertation research. As an American women in a foreign land, Wynne faced a difficult decision surrounding the health and survival of a certain newborn baby boy. She was presented with a choice: flee the …

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    DS106AB – Sound of Your Day

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    For this assignment, I was tasked to record different sounds throughout my day and then combine them into a single audio file. Using nothing but audio to narrate my day forced me to pay close attention to my environment. This was fun and eye- (or ear-) opening for me. …

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    New Literacies – Chapter 2 Review

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    In chapter 2, Lankshear and Knobel take a deeper dive into the notion of “literacies”, specifically how “literacies are socially recognized ways in which people generate, communicate, and negotiate meanings, as members of Discourses, through the medium of encoded texts” (p. 45). I appreciated how the authors took their time …

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    Daily Create – Be a Kid Again

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    Today’s Daily Create: “write about what you would do if you could relive your childhood again”.

    I was a lazy child. Sure, during summer vacations I either camped with the family or rode my bike around the Cul-de-sac. But most of the time that I spent outside of school …

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    Week 1 Reflective Summary

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    As week one slowly comes to a close I tell myself “only seven more weeks!”. Don’t get me wrong, I think this will be a great semester. Challenging, yes, but a definitely a learning opportunity.

    If I were to use one word to summarize how I feel about this week: …

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    Week 1 Reflective Summary

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    As week one slowly comes to a close I tell myself “only seven more weeks!”. Don’t get me wrong, I think this will be a great semester. Challenging, yes, but a definitely a learning opportunity.

    If I were to use one word to summarize how I feel about this week: …

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    New Literacies – Chapter 1 Review

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    Throughout the next 8
    weeks I will spend an ample amount of time reviewing “New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Social Learning” by Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel. The authors challenge readers to shift focus from the traditional definition of literacy, a difficulty reading and writing, to a notion of …

  9. thejasondunbar

    New Literacies – Chapter 1 Review

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    Throughout the next 8
    weeks I will spend an ample amount of time reviewing “New Literacies: Everyday
    Practices and Social Learning” by Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel. The
    authors challenge readers to shift focus from the traditional definition of literacy, a difficulty reading and
    writing, to a notion of …

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    Jason Dunbar 2015-06-11 23:43:46

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    Digital Story Critique: Lucid Shadows

    Jonathan Sciortino, a fellow veteran of the United States Marine Corps, provided a narrative of his experience and reflection of the Iraq War – Operation Enduring Freedom. The following is my critique of the authors’ narrative as a digital story.

    Note: My method of critique …

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    Random Act of Kindness

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    Today’s Daily Create assignment over at DS106 focuses on performing a random act of kindness and providing the story within the same day.  

    On the way to work this morning I decided to do something that I don’t do – or like to to very often – which was eat …

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    Warning of Change#visualassignments #visualassignments1549…

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    Warning of Change

    #visualassignments #visualassignments1549 #ds106 #cudenver15

    Everyone experiences change throughout their lifetime – new manager, birth of a child, loss of a pet, etc. I created this “warning” poster to illustrate some of the negative feelings and emotions we encounter during the initial phase of change. It’s important no …

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    Jason Dunbar 2015-06-10 00:08:17

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    Warning of Change

    Everyone experiences change throughout their lifetime – new manager, birth of a child, loss of a pet, etc. I created this “warning” poster to illustrate some of the negative feelings and emotions we encounter during the initial phase of change. It’s important no to feel ashamed or …

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    Jason Dunbar 2015-06-08 17:36:33

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    “Sun Day”

    The Daily Create Assignment – Shape Picture

    I have never thought of myself as a creative/artistic individual. When I made a comment to one of my instructors that I didn’t have an artistic bone in my body, the instructor told me “if you have a soul, they you …

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    Don’t Mess with the Zoho

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    Zoho is a robust software company dedicated to helping companies and organizations solve complex problems with web-based solutions.

    The company also offers a full fledged, web-based Project Management program that enables Project Managers and Instructional Designers to plan, track and collaborate project tasks. What attracted me to this site was …

  16. thejasondunbar

    Don’t Mess with the Zoho

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    Zoho is a robust software company dedicated to helping companies and organizations solve complex problems with web-based solutions.

    The company also offers a full fledged, web-based Project Management program that enables Project Managers and Instructional Designers to plan, track and collaborate project tasks. What attracted me to this site was …

  17. thejasondunbar

    Instructional Design and Development Blog

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    EdTech Magazine has named IDDblog as one of the 50 must-read instructional technologies blogs in higher education. Contributors of this blog include award-wining instructional designers and EdTech experts within the industry. The blog offers a perspective of teachers and students in relation to instructional design, eLearning, MOOC’s, web tools, and …

  18. thejasondunbar

    Instructional Design and Development Blog

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    EdTech Magazine has named IDDblog as one of the 50 must-read instructional technologies blogs in higher education. Contributors of this blog include award-wining instructional designers and EdTech experts within the industry. The blog offers a perspective of teachers and students in relation to instructional design, eLearning, MOOC’s, web tools, and …

  19. thejasondunbar

    Pecha Kucha…Gesundheit

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    A Pecha Kucha is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The idea is that you strip down all of the fluff and filler normally within a PowerPoint presentation. Likewise, the images used within the presentation should be powerful enough to convey your message …

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    Microsoft Word vs Adobe InDesign

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    When it comes to creating learning publication many people choose the tool that they, or their company, have at their disposal – which is either Microsoft Word or Pages for Mac.Both of these graphical work processing programs are just fine for creating print materials; however adding images or updating the …

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