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  • How we know what our working representations of our realities are by using journalism, therapy, law, medicine and technology as key ways of knowing.





















  • On the basis of how you know, audit what you know about your representations of your realities: Human Nature from the hypotheses and models of the Social Sciences, your weave of meaning from the narratives, metaphors and locales of the Arts, History and Geography and Nature from the hypotheses and models of the Natural Sciences.
  • Why will I act on the basis of my narratives, metaphors and locales; my hypotheses and models; my deconstruction and reconstruction of my representations and the positions I take--with my allies?
  • Here we act on our convictions, derived from our intentions and allies, our knowledge and our ways of knowing.
  • The work of early 2010 with Seanchan and Michael, in particular, on a new front page. There are unique front page features that maybe can only be emulated or referenced to the actual existing front page, like something about questions, which I (MMcA) do not understand but suspect is important.--MMcA
  • documents for June 2009 presentations including MoodleMoot SF
  • Agenda/resources for the January 25, 2009 workday at the Oakland Airport Hilton
    11:00 Preview of the day, especially Seanchan's degree
    12:00 Seanchan becomes Dr. Owen
    12:10 Afternoon of consideration of various items/adjourn at 4:00 PST

  • Agenda/resources for the January 25, 2009 workday at the Oakland Airport Hilton
    11:00 Preview of the day, especially Seanchan's degree
    12:00 Seanchan becomes Dr. Owen
    12:10 Afternoon of consideration of various items/adjourn at 4:00 PST

  • This is the first 2009 version to go up on Lulu very soon.
  • This is Draft Intro.
    Please make suggestions at Edit Introduction here in R & D
    Please do not tamper with Introduction at top of center column.
    PLEASE participate and contribute to the process. Thanks.MMcA
  • This is a scratch area for group editing of Introduction for use 06/10/08.
    Please do not tamper with the original working text at Introduction--it will
    be up-dated periodically in this last week.
    Please feel free to blog, chat, or use phone--Susie and Malcolm meet Sunday at 9:00 at Jerry's Deli in Sherman Oaks CA for final edit. Suggest you use the Public blog for contributions and we can chat there by appointment.
    I am at 415 632 9222or Room 254, --MMcA
  • Test II for "Lapsley" with Creator role
  • Original: "An introduction to the use of moodle in an enterprise system designed to relate how we know, what we know and what we intend (with whom) to do about it to our everyday sources."
    Actually: Archive of Feb, Mar, Apr 2008 blogs--recovery from breakdown/meltdown
  • The Sample Course will show examples of everything that you can do in Moodle.
  • Studying the Arts

    Two instinctual forces compel the behavior of all life forms: all life seeks to survive; all life seeks to reproduce, to perpetuate its survival in offspring. Human life is apparently host to a third driving force, the need to extend its boundaries of perception through meaningful aesthetic expression, what we have come to call art.

    Art defies the borders of human experience. It integrates, elevates, contemplates, reflects, inspects, orders, and destroys. Art is the extension of human experience. It emerges from our need to create, define and refine the connection between our inside and our outside, between inner experience and outer design. With art we are like Narcissus, studying our own reflections.

    This course is an experiential, intellectual and emotional journey into the gift of art. It asks you to examine the arts from as many points of view as possible. It asks you to investigate the artist and his or her work and to take into account all the available relevant information: biographical data, knowledge of the historical situation, the social context, the philosophical and esthetic premises of the time and of the artist, the working methods, the perceived purpose of the work and the very nature of creativity and imagination.

  • Everyone is coming to you from the end of a long story.

  • The purpose of this course is to duplicate the traditional classroom course introducing Psychology to newcomers, using a variety of new media, together with a local peer small group, laboratory and field experience, apprenticeships and tutor, mentor, coach and consultant support

    • The objectives of the course
    • Unique issues in beginning to learn about Psychology
    • New media/old methods and the unique issues
    • The course: web sites, the moo site, e-mail, file transfer and searching
    • Evaluation and Risk

    The objectives of the course

    1. Master an optimal set of concepts, hypotheses and methods from Psychology
    2. Reference this framework to the total course as, itself, cultural, social and personal systems--we are a laboratory exhibiting what we are talking about
    3. Demonstrate the usefulness of the theory and the experience to the rest of everyday life
  • The purpose of this course is to duplicate the traditional classroom course introducing Sociology to newcomers, using a variety of new media, together with a local peer small group, laboratory and field experience, apprenticeships and tutor, mentor, coach and consultant support

    • The objectives of the course
    • Unique issues in beginning to learn about Sociology
    • New media/old methods and the unique issues
    • The course: web sites, the moo site, e-mail, file transfer and searching
    • Evaluation and Risk

    The objectives of the course

    1. Master an optimal set of concepts, hypotheses and methods from Sociology
    2. Reference this framework to the total course as, itself, cultural, social and personal systems--we are a laboratory exhibiting what we are talking about
    3. Demonstrate the usefulness of the theory and the experience to the rest of everyday life
  • The natural scientist aims to describe the physical world as accurately as possible. One can say that their successful search for truth corresponds to the accuracy with which they describe interactions and interrelationships. In one sense the accomplished natural scientist is similar to the Buddhist monk who sees the truth as eating a bowl of rice, sitting near a still pond, walking in a garden, or doing philosophy with friends.
  • The first ten questions for weekly attention: research, editing, dialogue, and producing evidence of understanding and participation.

  • Second set of topic questions for focus.

  • Third set of topics

  • Fourth set of topics

  • Fifth set of topics

  • This course allows guest users to enter  
    This site provides resources and services in support of groups going into Nature with a view to deepening their understanding of ecology and sustainabilit.
  • Good man.
  • Siva brings a very special perspective on her own personal story, her vantage point between East and West and her unique ability to articulate what she and those with her are experiencing.
  • Fernando, with his wife, are a two person foundation that has set about facilitating South American democracy.
  • Greg works as an engineer in helping corporations go green.
  • Budge has been part of these ventures from their beginning.
  • Susie is an accomplished harpist, teacher and composer.
  • Fernando is a remarkable one man foundation dedicated to furthering democracy in South America over the next 20 years.
  • Michael is a specialist in global development, taking all of the Millennium Goals seriously--eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS-malaria, improve sustainability, develop a global partnership for development a la The Global Marshall Plan/Global Commons
  • Seanchan combines expertise and experience in Instructional Technology, the musical and poetic arts, philosophy and much else.
  • This site is Malcolm McAfee's lab for a miniature version of an inclusive venture.
    It is NOT designed to affect the dynamics of the larger Border Studies Associates site. Your participation and contribution and critique are most welcome. Just e-mail malcolmmcafee@gmail.com.--MMcA

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