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Mark Corbett Wilson

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Can Democrats learn from President Macron’s example?

http://markcorbettwilson.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Trump_Macron_NATO.mp4   At the 2017 ceremony to open the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, French President Macron demonstrated how to communicate with a bully. I added the Belgian national anthem, performed by the US Navy band, for atmosphere. And a fake news ending. If the video player isn’t working for you, you can watch President Macron handle Trump on YouTube.    

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Further Education Adventures of an Adult Student Spring 2018

Above – Stay on the Path A mashup I made from a google map image of Berkeley City College, a picture of the Campanile at UC Berkeley and an inviting meadow leading into a thicket of distractions. One year ago (April 2017), having struggled with the culture of incompetence across the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) during my years of service as a student representative, I emailed my counselor and asked what was needed to complete my two Associate’s degrees. […]

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Enough

I made a digital postcard to commemorate the students from Granada Hills High School in Southern California (and in cities in all fifty states) who walked out of their classes, staged demonstrations and observed a moment of silence in honor of the fourteen students and three adult staff killed a month ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. I’m proud the students are politically savvy and followed what Granada Hills alum John Elway does, not what he says, […]

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Listening to the Spring Rain and Wikipedia

So far in 2018, the second Monday evening of the month is technology night at the Western Institute for Social Research (WISR). In my new (volunteer) position as Learning Technologist, I suggested this ongoing event to help the faculty and administration improve their digital skills as they transition to an online accredited institution. For our first project, I set up a free Wikiversity course so we can all learn to edit and eventually create Wikipedia pages. “The Wikiversity e-Learning model […]

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Devil’s Slide in Verse

I used a 1979 archive photograph of Devil’s Slide on the former California Hwy 1 as a background for a gif made with text from Nick Montfort’s dynamic poem generator to complete today’s Daily Create for Digital Alchemy in the Open Education course Networked Narratives at Kean University in New Jersey. #dda165 Visualize Taroko Gorge This Daily DA published February 21st, 2018 is organized under For the Eyes (visual), Incantations Open Nick Montfort’s dynamic, generative poem…. Let it flow by… Relax […]

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Here we go again! Taking Year 2 of Networked Narratives for a spin!

What The Heck Kind of Course is This? At the core this is a bonafide on the ground course in Networked Narratives at Kean University, with registered students who will spend some time each week in a classroom. Last year it was co-taught by Mia Zamora at Kean join via the interwebs by Alan Levine who beamed in from his home Arizona. Several of you participated. This time around, Alan is the sole teacher, still beaming in, with the assistance […]

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Further Adventures of an Adult Student

I’m completing a Bachelor’s degree online at Metropolitan State University’s College of Individualized Studies in St. Paul, Minnesota. I chose Metro State because they were originally a University Without Walls when created in 1971. I’m also a student and worker at the Western Institute for Social Research in Berkeley, California, which grew out of Berkeley’s University Without Walls after it imploded. I had to have all my transcripts sent to Metro State, just from the accredited schools, eight in all. […]

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Learn to edit Wikipedia

Join me at the Western Institute for Social Research (WISR) 2330 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley, California, next Monday, January 15th at 6 pm Learn to edit Wikipedia! Bring your laptop and we will all sign into the online course and discuss the eventual creation of a WISR Wikipedia page. Click on the flyer to enroll or download the flyer below. Download pdf: Wikipedia_course_flyer pdf  

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Farewell 2017

Many new beginnings, many endings too. We are all temporary. I was selected a HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) Scholar for the 2017-19 cohort. An “innovative student-driven community”, HASTAC is the “world’s first and oldest academic social network.” “We are building a community of students working at the intersection of technology and the arts, humanities and sciences.” Here is our first Twitter chat. A month later Storify announced it was going out of business. Then […]

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