Posts Categorized: Destinations

Challenges of publication for philosophers outside the anglophone world

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Brian Leiter has a reputation as something of a jerk, but his blog is the main thing that provides unity to this strange profession. Whether for good or for ill, I cannot say. He does a good job informing philosophers around the world of what’s happening in the profession in general, and also at specific institutions. In this one, he discusses how academic publication is difficult outside a core of elite schools in the english speaking world, effectively addressing an issue of professional marginalization.

What does it mean to be poor in America?

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Although the United States ranks among the most developed countries in the world and it is, perhaps, the richest nation on the planet, many people still live in poverty. The following infographic summarizes the meaning of poverty in the United States. Andy Warner, the author, mines data compiled by the Bureau of Census. http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2013/10/07/poverty-explained/

Funny Song-I Hate Public Speaking!

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This song on YouTube identifies (in a humorous song) many of the symptoms of speech anxiety.  This could be used as an Attention-Getter for a discussion on Stage Fright in a speech class, or prior to any class where you might be assigning students to give a presentation.  You might then follow with helpful tips […]

Using AMARA to caption videos

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During Destinations Week 3 we covered the requirement that videos used in class should be captioned, and discussed several software programs that can help you to accomplish this task. We viewed an example TED talk, which are captioned in multiple languages, and compared it to typical YouTube videos, which often lack captioning. We reviewed the […]

Green Screen

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During Destination Week 3 we discussed several ways to produce media. I ran a session on creating media with green screens. This technology leverages a computer’s ability to display pixels as totally opaque (full opacity) or totally invisible (full transparency). If you’ve ever created a photo slideshow with cross dissolves, you have seen how a […]

Storytelling vs Corporate Speak

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When I saw this infographic, I immediately transferred the word ‘Lecture’ where the author put Corporate. This is an interesting and revealing way to evaluate our own communication style in presenting course content to our students.   <iframe src=”http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/26716363?rel=0” width=”479″ height=”1766″ frameborder=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” style=”border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px 1px 0; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;” allowfullscreen> […]

YouTube or You Missing Out

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I had the pleasure of presenting on YouTube at the Destinations 2014 Circles of Innovation Track at Valencia College.  I was able to share some wonderful features and ways YouTube can be used in the classroom for engagement and connection. Here are some resources from the presentation: 1)  YouTube Instructional Videos 2)  YouTube or You […]

How reliable is Memory?

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How reliable is working memory?  We deal with memory everyday in the classroom, in the grocery store, on the road, and arriving home after work.  If our entire class witnesses an event like a car crash, how many students would get the details correct? How reliable is your memory?  Listen to this Ted Talk in […]