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Shayna S's picture

The Thought Experiment

 I agree with you on the formatting. I find it exciting to be able to write (somewhat) academically in a nonacademic sphere in which we can experiment not only with format, but with style, connectivity (like links and pictures), and communication. It's funny that in high school technology was seen as "evil" and associated with cheating and plagiarism. No phones, iPods, etc. allowed. Internet was strictly limited in the libraries. My classes never really utilized the internet and other technologies other than powerpoint and the occasional video. I feel this class has really let me explore my education in a way I was not expecting when signing up for this course. However, Literary Kinds is not perfect. At times, however, we are not very conversational on the forums, and although Anne Dalke tries not to have the class discussion directed entirely by her, it seems sometimes that we revert to a "normal" professor-centric-class. This is not to say I don't think highly of this class. I, like sweatp, enjoy the speakers who add a live personality to contrast and compliment their online identities. I really like how this class is evolving depending on what we decide to do. Although we may not be where  this class is trying to go, there is still plenty of time to continue to build this community we've created with (as Paul Grobstein may say) more chatter.   

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