Use Case and Tutorial in Mandala

This course is being used to document the power and capability of Mandala.

You can see the Use Case here.

You can see the Tutorial here.

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Housekeeping.12.11.12

We can explore these options (12/13/12 at Joan’s and Albie’s).

  1. Offer this class again. Note: Lots of details to be worked out here:
    1. Course would have to be reviewed and placed in the COD
    2. Explore John’s and Walt’s availability.  And if not available, who might lead this?
    3. How to integrate new students not already oriented to Oral Histories, etc.
  2. Take an independent study option.
    1. Documentary film project with Walt
    2. Work with John and/or Walt on a writing or research project
    3. Continue collecting oral histories
    4. Other–TBD
  3. Work as interns for Joan and Albie.
  4. Explore publishing a book either through a self-publishing option as described by Albie or as a formal book project through the University of Virginia Press.
  5. Take Phyllis Leffler’s class.
  6. Conduct oral interviews as an independent volunteer (And add them to our course database.)
  7. Other?

 

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Housekeeping.11.29.12

The course website is updated with the current assignments and deadlines..

Here’s a summary:
–Learning Portfolio assignment and rubric are posted.  First draft is due Dec 5.  Final submission is due Dec 13.  Both will be submitted through your blog.
–Bring a laptop to class on 12/5.  A good part of class time will be a workshop with your team mates discussing your respective Learning Portfolios and Reflective Essays.
–We’ll spend some class time on 12/5 planning further the class’s public presentation, tentatively scheduled for Jan 23.

On Dec 13.

  • Assemble in Alderman Café at 4:45.  We’ll walk together to Carr’s Hill.
  • If you’re driving, you can park along Carr’s Hill Road
  • 5-6 pm Carr’s Hill.  Meet with President Sullivan for cookies and conversation.  Think about what you want to say to her regarding what you have learned during this course and whether there is a question you’d like to ask her.  (Some of us plan to write a note to her that she might read “offline.”  If you want to do this, include your name and email address so that she can follow up with you.)
  • 6 pm until ?.  Joan’s and Albie’s on the Downtown Mall for dinner and celebration. Address: 214 E Main, across from the Paramount Theatre. (Phone: 434-466-8110)

All feedback welcome!

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Housekeeping 11.26.12

Two new articles that address public education in the USA and the path forward.

A call for a Presidential Commission:

https://collab.itc.virginia.edu/access/content/group/eeea3cd5-3b33-4688-b4d7-6773dda57b3d/Support%20Materials/Carnegie%20Leader%20Calls%20for%20Presidential%20Commission%20to%20Guide%20Higher%20Education_s%20Future%20-%20Administration%20-%20The%20Chronicle%20of%20Higher%20Education.pdf

And an analysis by Bill Gates, who is involved in the call for the Presidential Commission referenced above.

https://collab.itc.virginia.edu/access/content/group/eeea3cd5-3b33-4688-b4d7-6773dda57b3d/Support%20Materials/A%20PowerPoint%20Presentation%20by%20Bill%20Gates%20-%20National%20-%20The%20Atlantic.pdf

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Housekeeping 11.15.12

The course website is updated with the current assignments and deadlines..

Here’s a summary:

–This week will be your last required synthesizing post.  (We want you to focus your energy on the Learning Portfolio.)  Synthesizing posts after this week are voluntary.
–Learning Portfolio assignment and rubric are posted.  First draft is due Dec 5.  Final submission is due Dec 13.  Both will be submitted through your blog.
–Bring a laptop to class on 12/5.  A good part of class time will be a workshop with your team mates discussing your respective Learning Portfolios and Reflective Essays.
–We’ll spend some class time on 11/28 and 12/5 planning further the class’s public presentation, tentatively scheduled for Jan 23.

All feedback welcome!

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Geraci Article Published

Professor Robert Geraci of the History Department at UVa has pubished an article in The Gaurdian of his analysis of the cause of the ouster of President Sullivan:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/14/climate-change-uva-teresa-sullivan-sacking

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Forum on Higher Education

The Institute for Humanities and Global Culture is having another forum on Higher Education on Friday 11/16 at 3 in Minor Hall Auditorium.  I thought this might be particularly interesting to us all, but wait, there’s more:)

You are also invited to an earlier talk by the lead professor, Martha Nussbaum, at 1 on Religious Intolerance and at the reception after that talk and before the 3 pm forum.

You can see more at:

http://www.virginia.edu/humanities/calendar/november-2012-ihgc/#2012-11-16

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Article by Professor Geraci

 

Today (11/13/12), Professor Geraci sent an email that this essay (which contains his analysis of a plausible cause of the June Crisis) will be published in The Guardian:

https://collab.itc.virginia.edu/access/content/group/eeea3cd5-3b33-4688-b4d7-6773dda57b3d/Support%20Materials/Geraci%20-%20U.Va.%20June%20Crisis%20Article%20Nov%208.pdf

As we each begin to make sense of what has happened and why, this is a carefully researched example both of one person’s efforts and an example we might aspire to follow.

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Housekeeping.10.31.12

Post your finished reflective essay in your blog.

They are due 10.31.12 by 10 am.

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Housekeeping.10.4.12

  • Interviewees recommended by John in bold: here
  • Release form you and your interviewee must sign: here
  • Strawman opening script: here
  • Strawman job description for Observer: here
  • Digital recorders available in Alderman 323: here
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