Author: meg wilson

a final letter to mark

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It’s a Monday, my day off, at about nine a.m., when I say these words out loud to my roommate: “My weird gay dad almost died.” This has happened many times, actually. He has what seems like an infinite number of lives, definitely not capped at nine like a feline. I worry. I worry too much, not because of him, but because by all accounts, it appears that the world wants to swallow him whole. […]

privacy stories

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As most of you know, I’ve been working as a student researcher studying young adults and digital privacy under the supervision of Mark for the past year. Our research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In January, this organization challenged students to create a three-minute-long transmedia story detailing a research project at their school, in order to show the impact that humanities research has on the lives of Canadians. […]

wikiplay: connectivism

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Using blogs as classroom tools allow students to form a different sort of relationship with the material as well as with each other. I believe providing online spaces, like Wiki or WordPress, changes the way in which students are aware of one another, and this, in turn, affects the way we connect and learn from each other. This system created new routes of communication and collaboration for students. By allowing users to see the work […]

hub: an innovation in online learning

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Hub is a collaborative project between Tyler, Bruno, Matthew and I. Hub is an idea for an online learning portal that does more than CourseLink and gets students more bang for their buck. As this infographic discusses, there are many things that our group brainstormed that could be incorporated into a new system. A perk for administrators is that exams could be facilitated through this system which could hugely reduce academic misconduct in online courses. […]

good green transit

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Working together with Rochelle, Atia and Sopulu, we created this reimagined version of the GTA/Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph transit system. I have created this infographic as an example of our marketing for the project. As we discussed in our group, our marketing strategy would be implemented through social media across university campuses. We use bright colours and relatable language in order to entice customers, in the style of Tangerine Bank. We also discussed ways to incentivize the card […]