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Affordances of the Open Web

Alan Levine
November 23, 2017

Affordances of the Open Web

A talk at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia focused on design principles of the web, and my experiences in building educational platforms on the web that act like the web

Alan Levine

November 23, 2017

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  1. AFFORDANCES OF THE OPEN WEB "Instructions for Donald Norman" flickr

    photo by cogdogblog https://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/112050677 shared into the public domain using (CC0)
  2. The affordances of the environment are what it offers the

    animal, what it provides or furnishes, either for good or ill. The verb to afford is found in the dictionary, the noun affordance is not. I have made it up. I mean by it something that refers to both the environment and the animal in a way that no existing term does. It implies the complementarity of the animal and the environment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_J._Gibson
  3. False? ! Hidden? ! Perceptible? ! ! William Gaver (1991)

    “Technology Affordances” public domain pixabay iamge https://pixabay.com/en/texture-wood-door-red-door-knob-2119315/
  4. cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo by cogdogblog:

    http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/344384924/ “openness facilitates the unexpected” --David Wiley
  5. "...Although we can connect and interact within both physical spaces

    and bounded online spaces, we cannot easily share what we are doing with a wider audience, nor can we invite our networks into our learning community. The message remains: what we do here is separate from all else we do. Formal learning is divorced from rather than integrated with informal learning practices and networks." -- Catherine Cronin, “Navigating the Marvelous, Openness in Education” creative commons licensed (BY-SA) flickr photo by cogdogblog: http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/5925474994
  6. a look at ! Day of the MOOC by David

    Kernohan twitter.com/dkernohan/status/250889990828089344
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  10. Since then I’ve spoken a few times about the idea

    that by narrating our work, we can perhaps restore some of what was lost when factories and then offices made work opaque and not easily observable. Software developers are in the vanguard of this reintegration, because our work processes as well as our work processes are fully mediated by digital networks. But it can happen in other lines of work too, and I’m sure it will. flickr photo by cogdogblog https://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/7079008281 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
  11. "Domain of One's Own Web" flickr photo by Michael Branson

    Smith https://flickr.com/photos/mbransons/9516686867 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license
  12. the syndication bus cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo

    by cogdogblog: http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/7049777267/
  13. ds106 has given this me the conviction that I, at

    72, can make videos, that tell my story beautifully, thoughtfully, and truthfully. The community aspect gives me the security that, no how busy I am with other things, I can always "drop into" ds106 and continue to learn more. http://margaretherrick.com/blog/
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