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Always Already Interpellated [...]

French Marxist Louis Althusser argued in his paper *Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses* that there is no beyond or outside within which we can exist. Instead, we are **always already interpellated**, called into existence. > Thus ideology hails or interpellates individuals as subjects. As ideology is eternal, I must now suppress the temporal form in which I h...

 

Digitizing the School Administration [...]

There is so much written about the digitalisation of education. However, it is often forgotten that much of this relies on an administrative foundation. Mal Lee and Roger Broadie capture this and emphasise the importance of such platforms to continually support the organisational vision. > Do your utmost to take charge of the school’s digitized administration and co...

 

Society as a Human Product [...]

Is it society that forms the self or self that forms society. Berger and Luckmann suggest that, > Society is a human product. Society is an objective reality. Man is a social product....

 

Grassroots [...]

We all strive for authenticity outside of or beyond the system which we are trying to critique. Marten Koomen makes the point that we are all a part of the system whether we like it or not. > We all like to see ourselves as grassroots, we all like to think of ourselves as authentic, and more authentic than the systems in which we work. But as we form networks, connect...

 

Personal APIs [...]

There are many movements associated with reclaiming the web. Whether it be or the notion of . Another format is the use of API's to make calls and control information on the web. Kin Lane explains the various benefits of *personal APIs*: > As an individual, company, or institution you want as much control over your online existence as you possibly can. The lines you ...

 

A Personal Data Dashboard [...]

One of the challenges with and social media sites is the lack of control and awareness that users have about the collection of their data. One ideas that has been discussed to counter this is the idea of a personal dashboard where users are able to turn aspects on and off. This builds upon the ideas around [[Personal APIs]]. > A personal data dashboard of sorts where...

 

Three-Pronged Solution to Education [...]

Michael Niehoff provides an explanation for a three-pronged solution to improving education. This includes a focus on inquiry, career-readiness and the integration of technology. > We need to combine the best of project-based learning, career technical education and career readiness, and the best available digital tools and resources. I should be superintendent of t...

 

The Garden and the Stream [...]

Michael Caulfield uses the metaphors of the garden and the stream to discuss the web. The garden is rhizomatic in nature without a centralised structure, whereas the stream brings everything together. As Caulfield explains, > The Garden is the web as topology. The web as space. It’s the integrative web, the iterative web, the web as an arrangement and rearrangement ...

 

Re-Decentralised Web [...]

Fake news. Algorithmically created content. Siloed hubs. The challenge currently faced is . A part of all of this is the need for a decentralised web. As Doug Belshaw explains, > We need to re-decentralise the Web. I wrote a few years ago about the dangers of newsfeeds that are algorithmically-curated by advertising-fuelled multinational tech companies. What we need t...

 

Care in Educational Social Spaces [...]

There has been a lot written about the . However, there is just as much discussed around the and the ease to with which we can . One aspect that has arisen over time is the and with this some negative attributes, such as . In a recent post, Marten Koomen wonders about the place of **care** in such spaces. > Many educators approach education from an ethic of care an...