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Greg McVerry

@ArchaeologyFitz Here is an example of my theory development I tag and annotate my bookmarks: and these get folded into academic articles: we call it the common place book philosophy

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

"Southern believes that such an education can be transformative and empowering as well as practical. A curriculum based on this philosophy is a curriculum for a new generation! "

so we will use outdated methods of assessment that we know carry systemic racial bias" cuz you know

Greg McVerry

(AAC&U) sees liberal education as "a philosophy of education that empowers individuals with broad knowledge and transferable skills, and a strong sense of value, ethics, and civic engagement."
Answer on bubble sheet to this, "all of the above" you can totes give an ethics test

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But we are also building on the long tradition of @scsu studying the philosophy and ethics of learning and computers. We need to root the future of the web into our public institutions. Think more Public library more than Initial Public Offering.

Greg McVerry

@nitinthewiz This is entire philosophy of using the taxonomies versos the custom post types. Post types are them specific you will lose them if you switch. The post kinds use taxonomies more resilient.

Greg McVerry

@KayOddone I use Commonplace Book philosophy... set up main site at currently using @withknown. I have done the same with WordPress as does now.

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

Explaining the success of emerging technologies by innovation system functioning: the case of biomass digestion in Germany

(Freeman 1987, 1): ‘…Innovation Systems are networks of institutions, public or private, whose activities and interactions initiate, import, modify, and diffuse new technologies.’

The TIS is defined by Carlsson and Stanckiewicz (1991, 94) as: ‘a network or networks of agents interacting in a specific technology area under a particular institutional infrastructure to generate, diffuse, and utilise technology’.

  • Function 1: Entrepreneurial activities-sounds a little free market bias to me, could be creative activites
  • Function 2: Knowledge development (learning)-liking this concept of agentive apprenticeships
  • Function 3: Knowledge diffusion through networks-liking Affinity Spaces
  • Function 4: Guidance of the search-If you read the description this is mroe shared values
  • Function 5: Market formation
  • Function 6: Resource mobilisation
  • Function 7: Advocacy coalition (creation of legitimacy/counteract resistance of change)

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Understanding Socio-technical Change A System-Network-Agent Approach -Catherine Miluska CHIONG MEZA

Although these changes are often enabled by new technology, they involve other elements,such as social and economic ones. Such conjugations of several processes of change arereferred to as ‘transitions’ and generally involve time spans of several years.

  • Transitions take place to serve a need
  • Transitions are complex phenomena
  • Transitions occur without interventions or through sspecific social desire(...or both, my thought)
  • Transitions happen at different speeds

As societies desire to achieve a sustainable existence and to preserve their lifestyles, they sometimes need to undergo certain transitions

Sounds a lot like the web right now.

Each actor has his or her own problems, interests and resources (H. de Bruijn & ten Heuvelhof, 2000; Teisman, 1998), but for a transition to happen they aredependent on each other; the interacting actors should form a network.

 (Kemp, 1994) It is a change in our basic technologies of production, transport and consumption rather than modifications of existing products and processes or the adoption of end-of-pipe technologies

(Rotmans, et al., 2001)Transition is a gradual, continuous process of change where the structural character of a society (or a complex sub-system of society) transforms.

(Rotmans, 2003) A transition is a structural societal change resulting from the mutual influence and mutual reinforcement of developments in the domains of economics, culture, technology, institutions and nature & environment.

(Rotmans, 2005b) A transition is a structural societal change that is the result of economic, cultural, technological, institutional as well as environmental developments, which both influence and strengthen each other (Rotmans et al. 2000).

(Elzen & Wieczorek, 2005) A transition denotes a long-term change in an encompassing system that serves a basic societal function (e.g. food production and consumption, mobility, energy supply and use, communication, etc.).

(Geels, 2006) Transitions from one techno economic paradigm to another are complex and co-evolutionary processes. A new technology emerges in a world that is still dominated by the old paradigm, and demonstrates its advantages first in one or a few sectors.

(Loorbach, 2007) Transitions are transformation processes in which existing structures, institutions, culture and practices are broken down and new ones are established.

(Voß, et al., 2009) Transitions to sustainability consequently imply a destabilizing of existing socio-technical structures as well as nurturing alternative systems that can fill the opportunities created by structural change.

(Frantzeskaki & Haan, 2009) A transition is understood as having occurred when the societal system functions in a different way for which the composition of the societal system had to change fundamentally



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