JAMES SHELDON

LiTERALISM in online statements

Discussion created by JAMES SHELDON on Feb 6, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 4, 2018 by JAMES SHELDON

The operative terms are:

a) Literalism

b) "online"

c) statements

 

I have LITERALY BEEN MOCKED by "people who are smart"...yes........four of them...actually one of them the others were "going along".....that "you evidently do not know how to teach online".

 

WE WILL THAT PASS as the insult that it was....

 

BUT.....in a way....the "person" was correct....as far as it goes...

 

SOME HISTORY

 

at my college...a long time ago....and far, far away.....we could volunteer to become certified to "teach online".....

 

NOW......that certification.......from a nationally recognized college is......BOGUS....because it does not meet the PRESENT requirements......

 

Ok....put that aside....

 

WHAT ARE...."these requirements" that are somehow different....

 

THE DIFFERENCE....is SO AGAINST what the very people PREVIOUSLY ESPOUSED!!!

 

Nowadays....it is all about "literalism"

 

For those who may be out of the loop:

 

adherence to the exact letter or the literal sense, as in translation or interpretation:
to interpret the law with uncompromising literalism.
2.
a peculiarity of expression resulting from this:
The work is studded with these obtuse literalisms.
3.
exact representation or portrayal, without idealization, as in art or literature:
a literalism more appropriate to journalism than to the novel.

TODAY...... in the hyper politicized hyper correct hyper whatever environment

 

If one does not ADHERE to the "literalism" of "a subject" THEN...one is not ACTUALLY teaching....

 

and guess what...

 

it may seem that this author is arguing AGAINST THIS...

 

So......the question which WOULD HAVE ARISEN....in a "speech and debate" class.....

 

WHAT....................................

 

WILL YOU...................

 

ACCEPT in a discussion on the Canvas Discussion sites.....

 

CAVEATS....

 

A) HOW DO YOU FRAME THE QUESTION.....

 

B) WHAT IS YOUR RUBRIC....

 

C) WHY IS IT GOOD TO USE CANVAS AND NOT A PIECE OF PAPER....or ....arguing the loyal opposition in a classroom setting....

 

...... THINK STAR TREK(tm)....not Star Wars(tm) WAAAY too much action...lo....think a student far far away in another galaxy.... "arguing a point"...

 

SOOOO.......

a) what few things are your "sine qua none"...for a positive input to a discussion

b) HOW does CANVAS.....facilitate such "rigorous" discussion as opposed to another platform?

 

just playing loyale opposition

 

james

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