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Katherine
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Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indiana University East

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Two main issues prompted this blog:  1.  My own struggle to blog daily in March about/in conjunction with Digital Is, and 2. the closing conversation in the P2PU.org study group about active versus passive participation in digital spaces.

My own experience, on the surface at least, has suggested that my primary issue is time.  I have time to “dip” into DI regularly, but it is difficult for me to compose a thoughtful blog on a daily basis squeezed within the margins of a packed schedule.  However, it would be possible for me to jump in and out of discussions regularly and to contribute to the learning process in that way.

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on Mar 27, 2012
by Katherine Frank
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This morning I realize that I am about halfway through this month of trying to write a blog-a-day for DI.  While I have missed a couple of weekdays, the process has been rather consistent and has taught be a few things about daily engagement with this resource:

* DI is incredibly rich and complex:  Engaging briefly with the site is difficult to do.  I have found that there are really no “quick and easy” blogs to write (which has taught me much about this genre as well).  When I start to dig in to the site (or even just dip in), I find myself exploring and reading for quite some time.  It takes effort to process this information and to form a specific and well-articulated idea for a post.

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on Mar 15, 2012
by Katherine Frank
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When I first read Kevin Hodgson’s found poem, “Beyond This Moment in Time,” in response to Elyse Eidman Aadahl’s interview regarding digital writing at DML Central, I was struck by its positive and hopeful tone:  “Writers still mean something--/We make the world: piece by piece, bit by bit”.  The poem is full of action words, and the writer and process of making/(re)creating is at its center, as is the call for civic engagement.

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on Mar 14, 2012
by Katherine Frank
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It’s all about first impressions of images this morning as I race to catch up with the day after springing into spring and chasing a lost hour.  The images that curators select in DI often make the first impression while I am navigating the site and cause me to pause, dip, and dig in to various collections and resources.

Some resources are simply provocative, like the one that Nicole DeVoss uses for her collection “When Images ‘Lie’: Critical Visual Literacy.”  President Obama and Sarah Palin are dancing away in sequined glory on the state of “Dancing with the Stars.”  I pause, do a double take, and then want to read more when I look at the questions that Nicole uses to invite us in to the resource:

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on Mar 11, 2012
by Katherine Frank
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This morning I started exploring other DI blog posts and decided to make some comments.  Inspired by the fabulous conversation taking place at P2PU.org in the study group “Writing and Inquiry in the Digital Age,” I aimed to continue the conversation in other areas.  In so doing, I was reminded once again of the incredible ideas that are put forth by my NWP colleagues.  I’m ready to join Nicole Schon’s iPad study group, and Jason Sellers seemed to read my mind with respect to optimizing Prezi.  It is through these conversations that we “dig in” to the inquiry process and truly sustain our work as educators and learners.

iPad Study Group

Nicole:

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on Mar 8, 2012
by Katherine Frank

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