The purpose of this plan is to learn about, and become more active in, working class issues.
This learning plan will help me discover the extent of my interest in becoming involved in working class activism. I'm interested in unionization and its role in raising the conditions of working class people, gender issues, social programs, and politics. I intend to discover whether I want to work professionally in this area, write/blog about these issues, or both.
posted message: Two common ones that I use are:
Every significant piece of information is part of one or more theories and every theory can be broken into smaller modular components.
Every theory uses a set of symbols, not all of which are language-based.
When first presented with a concept now, my initial reaction is to find where it fits into established systems of thought or understanding. Once the concept is placed, I ask myself what its components are, and learn them on the fly as I try to make applications in the real world. I often have the aid of textbooks giving me example problems as a way for me to test the knowledge I’ve acquired.
posted message: Some remaining snippets from Edupunk: “At least for me, learning has to be question-based,” he writes. “I found that the biggest challenge to learning online is knowing the questions to ask. For me, finding the right question often meant working When you’re teaching yourself, you have to work off basic assumptions, against which you can relate back pieces of information. These assumptions function as a path towards the questions that necessary to facilitate understanding.
posted message: Just read this in Edupunk - exciting stuff!: For those interested in the future of open learning LearningCounts offers a tantalizing possibility for earning bona fide college credit for learning done in free and open networks--for example, by watching videos and completing exercises from websites like Khan Academy, the Open Learning Initiative, or MIT Open Courseware, or working with peers on a course at Peer 2 Peer University. Kamenetz, Anya (2011). The Edupunks' Guide to a DIY Credential (Kindle Locations 717-720). Anya Kamenetz. Kindle Edition. (SUNY Empire State is a participating institution)
posted message: Some notes from my initial reading of Edupunk:
-Check out Netflix documentaries & other documentary sites for labor documentaries
-Subscribe to Google Reader, Delicious, Digg, Diigo or Reddit, (labor tags)
-Check out YouTube channels.