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Our Life’s Work?

Our Life’s Work?

Nelson’s concept of “collateration” has been stuck in my head ever since we talked about it in class last week.  He describes it as “the creation of such multiple and viewable links between any two data structures” and goes on to say that “it is general and powerful enough to handle a great variety of […]

Peeling back a meta-layer

Peeling back a meta-layer

I want to take a moment to try and step back a bit from the Cognition, Learning, and the Internet experience and openly reflect on what I’ve noticed, how I feel, etc..  I do so in the hopes that it might generate a bit of reflection and conversation among us about what is actually going […]

The joy of setting the stage

The joy of setting the stage

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been trying to use my blog to draw connections between two things I am currently doing – chatting/blogging with those in LDRS 1016 Exploring Citizen Leadership about things I care about and chatting/blogging with those in GRAD 5974 Cognition, Learning, and the Internet about things I care about.  I’ve been […]

“Narrate, Curate, Share”

“Narrate, Curate, Share”

On the mother blog for the Honors Residential College, they use the phrase “Narrate, Curate, Share” to discuss the “why” of blogging.  I hope you’ll read the description (written by our very own Dr. C) http://blogs.is.vt.edu/hrcblogs/about/ It brings up an interesting point to me that is related to my previous blog – how do we […]

“Connection Precedes Content”

“Connection Precedes Content”

“Connection precedes content.”  This concept appears in author and community organizer Peter Block‘s article “From Leadership to Citizenship” and is one that I believe holds great power for us as students, leaders/citizens, and educators.   In my day to day work with wonderful, passionate, student-leader-citizen-Hokies, I have often said that maybe the implications of “connection precedes […]

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog!

Thanks for visiting my blog!  My name is Jake Grohs and I work at VT’s Center for Student Engagement and Community Partnerships.  As part of my work at the center, I coordinate the SERVE Living-Learning Community and teach the associated sections of LDRS 1015-1016 Exploring Citizen Leadership.  I am also a part-time graduate student in […]