Month: February 2022

Wow and Wonder(Week6)

My “Wow” for this week is reading the article by DiResta and learning the concept of “Ampliganda”. Before reading this article, I always have the same idea on how propagandas are created and spread. It is so true that everyone plays a part by means of spreading propaganda as soon as they participated the topic. in addition, People read what they believe, this has resulted the hashtag campaign lit up the internet with an exponential growth.

My “Wonder” for this week is how we can make sure that we are not one of the agent in the “Ampliganda” system meanwhile expressing our opinions? for example, in the #PelosiMustGo hashtag campaign, even pelosi’s supporters became the ampliganda agent because they had the #PelosiMustGo hashtag, but if they don’t add this hashtag, their voices may not be heard by the rest of the people on the internet. What are the ways we can do to avoid this situation but make our voice heard?

Wow and Wonder (Week5)

Through this week’s learning, my wow is about learning the concept of “inclusive Learning” which has been evolved from “exclusion” to “inclusion”. This has made me realized that many things such as education, infrastructure etc. are becoming more accessible and inclusive to those who are “different” in our societies. I believe this is crucially important because diversity is one of the key element for our development, if we stick with the old way of education and elementary children draws the same looking elephant in their homeworks, then we will have some big problem.

My “wonder” for this week’s learning is the same question that Shelly Moore mentioned: How can we achieve meaningful inclusive education to those who are “different” instead of just having everyone physically learning together? I think this is a tricky question because the individual differences is very hard to manage. I think finding a way to let everyone make the best use of their advantages yet taking education in the same inclusive learning environment will still require a lot of further studies.

Wow and Wonder (Week 4)

My “Wow” this week is about learning the concept of “digital natives” and “digital immigrants” and the metaphor of learning a language as a kid comparing with learning language as an adult. Adult can never learn new language as good as a child because without being immersed into the language as they grow up, they cannot get the essential idea of that language, same with technology learning. This really helped explaining the idea why younger generations tend to use technologies easier than older generations. I was also surprised to learn that the reason behind this is the motivation to engage. It is true because older generations tend to have much less needs to engage in technology which resulted their hardship dealing with technology nowadays.

My “Wonder” from this week is about the US Patriot Act. I learned that this act was established in October, 2001 right after the incident of 9/11. It was established as an anti-terrorist measure. It sounds reasonable, however, I still have some concerns about transborder data flow. The website mentioned that it is our responsibility to ensure the consent obtained is informed consent. Since we are dealing with different consent forms pretty regularly in our daily lives, what are the key points we need to be extra care of when reading a consent form to ensure our privacy is protected?

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