Welcome to the Valley of Death This segment features a hard trek through forsaken land. And I wanted to offer a couple of suggestions, related to the Discourse forum and our philosophical investigations. Discourse is a group project I was very happy with the enthusiasm and cooperation you brought to bear for you Youth in…

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Philosophical forum: Levinás and student subjectivity On Thursday at 9am (insert invitation), we will meet in our Zoom-space — our private public square — to stage, or participate in, a philosophical forum. Forum is one of those interesting words that means both the place where something happens, AND what happens. In this case, the forum…

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Wearing the maillot jaune The best thing going during the first couple weeks of the school year has been the Tour de France. Every morning (except Monday, rest day), I can get up in the morning and watch the race live, and then come back later in the day to watch the last 30km and…

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Finishing up Community unit Thanks to everyone for their hard trek this first week. Hopefully it has been a learning experience: it has been for me. One primary goal was for everyone to reach a good comfort level with our equipment: Discord, Discourse, website, Zoom. We’re not all the way there yet, but we are…

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Thanks and congratulations This first week of school has been a challenge! If not to you, then certainly for me. My goal for this class this week was mostly orientation to the online platforms we will be using this semester and to some of the principles of online education. I also wanted to begin the…

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Question concerning technology project instructions I wanted to clarify the instructions and the rationale for the different phases of the project. Individual project: Go to the Community category (which is a subcategory of edys102). Categories contain topics, which you will see listed below. I would like you to click the +New Topic button, and put…

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You never know who you’re going to meet walking down the street. Maybe that’s a little different these days, when our movements are so limited. But at least all of you were able to meet the others in your groups. I hope you will enjoy getting to know these folks, as you work with them…

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We are through the first day, for better or worse, and onto the next thing. Just wanted to check in, provide a little information, and solicit any feedback you’d like to offer. 1. I’m happy to see that most of you have navigated through the posts and replies on Discourse: it looks like everyone has…

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  As I type this it looks like many of you have not yet committed to leaving the base camp, or figuring out how to use your equipment. But many others are slogging on! As one of you said, perfectly, ‘I am technologically unequipped.’ But that’s a belief, and fundamentally a false belief. You have…

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