Thursday, August 28, 2014
Aug. 28 (Th), 2014 Why are the Techno-Corporate interests so pervasive? Crystal's Teaching-Learning-Sharing#43
Crystal Huang shared a link via Renee Smith.
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Who dominates to whose best interests by what and how?
The LA School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know
The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.
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Crystal Huang This event could be another "told" anecdote ...and I am not a Luddite (in fact, with a Computer Science minor degree and a background in Learning technology- previously Instructional System and Technology)- just feeling uneasy for some techno-Corporate, technocrats'/technoHypes' repressively directing the techno- artificial/ forced over-consumption...without proper justification to why and how TechnoCorporate Interests are so pervasive??? - my personal bias.
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Crystal Huang Thanks, Renee Smith.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Aug. 26 (T), 2014 The difference between Privilege and Entitlement :)! Crystal's serendipitous teaching-learning-sharing#42
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The 2nd exciting day of the fall semester, 2014! So far, I have met
2 classes of Face to Face (f2f) 200 level transfer track of Introductory Sociology
1 class of Compressed Hybrid Introduction to sociology night class
2 classes of Online Introduction to Diversity Studies
another 1 Compressed Hybrid Introduction to sociology will meet in October...
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Crystal Huang So happy to meet many traditional young students (in the transfer track) who are keenly aware of the issues of multi-dimensional justice and environmental challenges. One of them intended to take sociology as a major that made me smile...mmm, perhaps, relating to my pink T-shirt today...???
By the way, during the warming-up, joking around with students regarding the difference between Privilege and Entitlement -
To have opportunities to learn and understand Philosophy- History - Sociology is a tremendous Privilege (without tightening the belt ). To be in a classroom led by an instructor who is deeply in love with these 3 subject matters plus a charming accent is a HEAVENLY Entitlement :) :D !
But, then... this luxury is too cheap to be affordable to many, and too expensive to the few to enjoy.
Crystal Huang I told yesterday and today's classes, when I was typing the Day One survey with their name tags before school began in every semester during last 11 years at CVTC and 4 years at UW-Stout, I always lost in the Sociological Imagination - among them, I imagined, who would like to pick up the Sociological Torch and passing on this marvelous Prometheus FIRE, and Keep on burninnnnnnng and shinninggggg !
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Lisa Reeve Wish I was in one, maybe another semester. Love your classes!
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Re-post. Old pictures are worth millions of words. Thanks to fb friends' sharing. Just curious, how much do you embrace Technocracy with the repressive techno-consumption? How much the techno-hype do you concern about before jumping on the hypie-wagon?
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Crystal Huang Re-post : the original version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8XZ-_EgWB8
My intelligent mice doing amazing tricks. Visit them on facebook: http://facebook.com/smartmice
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Crystal Huang E. Thorndike might surprise that the Rodent Majesties could do better than the Feline Majesties for the law of effect ! Why did the Skinner Chamber reduce pigeons into homo sapiens?
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Crystal Huang Chatting with a couple of IT students - Don't worry, be happy. Some jobs are obsolete, but fortunately, the two index-finger tips and the nearsighted eye-balls take on the job creators' roles ! What are they??? ohh well, such as we need more and more jobs from people who fix our all sorts of tech-gadget induced eye problems; and the pipeline of fingers, elbows, arms and shoulders which support to our multi-functional index-fingers on the tinier and tiniest repressive-consumptuous devises.
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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Crystal Huang shared a link .
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Believe it or not - (?!) Academic freedom (Is there such a thing existing ? :)! ) vs. Persecution vs. Prosecution ??http://coreyrobin.com/2014/08/13/more-than-275-Scholars-declare-THEY-Will-not-Engage -with-university-of-illinois /
More Than 275 Scholars Declare They Will Not Engage With University of Illinois
In the last 24 hours, sociologists and scholars of composition and rhetoric have organized two new statements of refusal regarding the Steven Salaita affair. 1. The sociology statement reads as ...
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Crystal Huang That Did he say?! Who would believe it and act out ???
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Thursday, August 14, 2014
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Picture taken today at Howard University.
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Crystal Huang On Aug 6 (W), 2014 during a tech blending/integration workshop, here is my project presentation- : http://prezi.com/.../the-learning-journey-of.../
The learning Journey of Introduction to Diversity Studies
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Crystal Huang Click the above the forward/backward arrow keys or any part of the canvas for a specific scene ( ZUI- zooming user interfaced with an Imagined background music).
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
is enjoying all kinds of beautiful things, and then suddenly, an old idea buried in deep part of my mind, popping out...
Crystal Huang Again, the beautiful oldie for the precious summer time -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpKypJkzrkI
Dana - All kinds of everything 1970
Dana - All kinds of everything 1970 ... butterflies and bees sailboats and fishe... See More
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Not too late for some homework before engaging in today's Primary Activities!
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Crystal Huang Dear Wisconsinites -
! Not TOO Late for Some homework before Engaging in Today's Primary Activities
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(Getty Images) ABC's Shushannah Walshe and Caleb Jackson report: We have three days of primaries this week with six states voting, but today we'll be watching Kansas, Missouri, Washington, and Michigan. There's a marquee match-up in Kansas that's another GOP establishment vs. tea party brawl, and t ...
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Huang crystal FAR See How People Worked Together to PAVE the Way!
Reflected on one enjoys the privileges Today.
Here are Some "evidences" for Review !:
US Voting Rights
When the Constitution WAS written, only white male Property Owners (about 10 to 16 percent of the nation's Population) HAD the vote. Over the Past Two Centuries, THOUGH, the Term "GOVERNMENT by the People" HAS Managing Director a Reality. DURING the Early 1800s, States gradually dropped Property requirements for Voting. Later, Groups That HAD BEEN excluded Previously gained the right to vote. Other Reforms and made the Process Easier.
Only white male adult Property-Owners have the right to vote.
Last Religious Prerequisite for Voting is Eliminated.
Property Tax and ownership requirements Eliminated by 1850. Almost All adult white Males could vote.
Connecticut Adopts the nation's first test for Voting Literacy. Massachusetts Follows SUIT The Tests Were Implemented in 1857. to discriminate against Irish-Catholic Immigrants.
The 15th Amendment is passed. It Gives former slaves the right to vote and Protects Voting Rights of the adult male citizens of any race.
Florida Adopts a poll Tax. Ten other southern States Will Implement poll Taxes.
Mississippi adopts a literacy test to keep African Americans from voting. Numerous other states-not just in the south-also establish literacy tests. However, the tests also exclude many whites from voting. To get around this, states add grandfather clauses that allow those who could vote before 1870, or Their descendants, to vote regardless of Literacy or Tax Qualifications.
The 17th Amendment Calls for Members of the US Senate to be Elected Directly by the People instead of State Legislatures.
Oklahoma State to append WAS the Last a grandfather clause to ITS Literacy Requirement (1910). In Guinn V. United States the Supreme Court rules That the clause is in conflict with the 15th Amendment, thereby outlawing Literacy Tests for federal Elections.
The 19th Amendment Guarantees Women's suffrage.
Indian citizenship Act Grants All the Rights of Native Americans citizenship, INCLUDING the right to vote in federal Elections.
The Supreme Court Outlaws "white primaries" in Smith V. Allwright (Texas). In Texas, and other States, primaries Were Conducted by Private Associations, Which, by definion, could exclude whomever THEY chose. The Court Declares the nomination to be a public Process Process bound by the terms of 15th Amendment.
The first Law to Implement the 15th Amendment, the Civil Rights Act, is passed. the Civil Rights Act SET up the Commission-Among ITS Duties is to Investigate voter discrimination.
In Gomillion V. Lightfoot (Alabama) the Court Outlaws "gerrymandering."
The 23rd Amendment Allows Voters of the District of Columbia to Participate in Presidential Elections .
The 24th Amendment bans the poll Tax as a Requirement for Voting in federal Elections.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., mounts a voter Registration drive in Selma, Alabama, to Draw Attention to African-American National Voting Rights.
the Voting Rights Act Protects the Rights of Minority Voters and eliminates Voting Barriers SUCH as the Literacy test. The Act is Expanded and Renewed in 1970, 1975, and 1982.
The Supreme Court, in Harper V. Virginia Board of Elections, eliminates the Tax poll as a Qualification for Voting in any Election. A poll Tax WAS Still in use in Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and Virginia.
The Court upholds the Voting Rights Act in South Carolina V. Katzenbach.
Literacy requirements are banned for Five years by the 1970 renewal of the Voting Rights Act. At the time, eighteen states still have a literacy requirement in place. In Oregon v. Mitchell, the Court upholds the ban on literacy tests, which is made permanent in 1975. Judge Hugo Black , writing the Court's Opinion, cited the "Long History of the discriminatory use of Literacy Tests to disenfranchise Voters on account of Their race" as the reason for Their Decision.
The 26th Amendment sets the Minimum Voting age at 18.
In Dunn V . Blumstein, the Supreme Court Declares That Lengthy Residence requirements for Voting in State and local Elections is unconstitutional and Suggests That 30 days is an Ample period.
The Federal "Motor Voter Law" Takes Effect, making it Easier to Register to vote.
federal Voting Standards and Procedures Act Requires States to Streamline Registration, Voting, and other Election Procedures.
In Shelby County V. Holder, the Supreme Court Strikes down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, Congress Which ESTABLISHED a Formula for Determining when to use if a state or voting jurisdiction requires prior approval before changing its voting laws. Under Section 5 of the act nine-mostly Southern-states with a history of discrimination must get clearance from Congress before changing voting rules to make sure racial minorities are not negatively affected . While the 5-4 Decision did not invalidate Section 5, it made it Toothless Fallout from the ruling WAS swift, with SEVERAL States Moving Quickly to Change Their Voting Laws..
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Saturday, July 26, 2014
- share with you: "War and Grading"
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
July 23 (W), 2014 A nice oldie for tonight - All kinds of everything reminds me of "learning" Crystal's teaching-learning-sharing#38
Learning and Teaching of Crystal Li-chin Huang
Crystal 2011 Curriculum Vitae
Fall 2003 to present, Faculty, teaching Sociology, Psychology, American Government, Social Problems, and Diversity Studies via multiple delivery formats (course designer and facilitator for the face to face, online, hybrid, ITV -High School Youth Option, Web-conference, and Accelerated/Evening alternative methods) at the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC)
Spring 2000 to spring 2003, Lecturer, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Stout
95-97, TA at the Wayne State College, NE
1. Taught “Introduction to Visual Arts” sections
2. Assisted Design, and Painting studio courses
3. Conducted workshop for Information Literacy and Library Automated System
2000 to 2003, adviser of Undecided Student Advisement Program, UW-Stout
1999 to 2000, program assistant at the Undecided Student Advisement Office,
College of Arts and Sciences, UW-Stout
Nov.1997 to Jan.1999, Computer Layout Specialist in the Composing Department and
lifestyle columnist in the Editorial Department of the Dunn County News, Menomonie, WI
1992-93, library assistant, UW-Madison
1. Congressional aide at the Legislative Yuan (首屆立法院 國會助理 Congress of Taiwan), Taipei
Job including: coordinating election campaigns, Congressional speech writer and serving constituencies.
2. Taiwan-China policy researcher at the Executive Yuan (大陸工作會報 - 陸委會前身 Central Government), Taipei.
1. Journalist at the Ta Hwa Evening News, Taipei.
2. Cultural/English tour guide at the Ministry of
Transportation, Taipei, Taiwan.
3. Military educator, and English/Japanese instructor.
Learning Technologies (previous Instructional System and Technology) Ph.D. program, Department of
Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Research topic: The Perceptions of Students and Instructors Who Experienced Multiple Delivery Formats- Face to Face, Online, and Hybrid. Graduate in 2013, expected
M.S. Ed., Art Education, Wayne State College, Nebraska with a minor in Computer Science.
Research Project: Integrating Multimedia Technology into Art Curriculum with Classroom Implementation, 1997.
M.S. Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Social Psychology focusing on Social Movements
Minors: Journalism and Women's Studies. Thesis Title: Multilevel Analysis of A Social Movement-1947, 228 Social Uprising in Taiwan, 1993.
M.A. Socio-political Science (the Graduate Institute of National Development), National Taiwan University. Thesis: Social Ideology and Gender Roles- Women's Issues in Contemporary society, 1986.
Special Training. Major: Military Education. Political Warfare Academy, Army of Taiwan (due to a national crisis, I joined the Army Academy).
B.A. Sociology, National Taiwan University.
Areas of Interests
Innovation in Online Education Programs
TPACK Integration of Emerging Technologies
Equity and Quality of Diverse Learning in the Digital Age
Learning Technologies in the post-secondary educational setting
Interdisciplinary collaborative (Education, Social Science, and Technologies) Learning
Interpersonal, enthusiastic, and helpful with strong work ethics
Multiple language ability: Taiwanese, Mandarin, English, and Japanese
Have taken computer science as a minor.
Knowledgeable of C++, JAVA, Assembly language and Web Design
General Software application: Multi-aid, QuarkXpress, Pagemaker, Microsoft Office
2010,Hyperstudio, Inspiration and variety of social media applications
CMS/LMS: BlackBoard, WebCT, E360, Moodle, Joomla.
Authorize tools: Macromedia (DreamWeaver, and Flash)
Web 3.0, Blog 2.0., Cloud Computing, Photoshop/Photodeluxe, Premiere, Illustrator
PC and Mac proficiency
Visual-art making (2-D: Calligraphy; drawing, traditional ink/painting and mixed media;
3-D: mainly, ceramics and other mixed media
Trained quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods
Statistic software: Spssx, MaxQDA2, and Minitab
WebCT/BlackBoard/E360 (LMS) Teaching Certificates from UW-Stout and CVTC
Hybrid and Web-conference training Certificates from CVTC
Quality Matters Certified Peer-Reviewer
Web Design and ITV Certificates from UW-Stout
General and Special Higher Civil Service Certificates from Taiwan
Academic Activities and Professional Development
2012, Research proposal: “Why, Afraid of Integrating E-Book Project into A Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Study Course”? accepted by the 28th Distance Learning Conference for presentation at Madison, WI
2010, Research proposal: “Struggles and Triumphs– A Female Minority Social Science Instructor’s Reflection on Sociology Web-conference Course in Facilitating Disadvantaged Learners”, accepted by Association of Educational Communication and Technologies (AECT) for presentation. (The next four research projects, due to my job descriptions in a 2-year college and budget issues, I was unable to attend and present)
2010, Research proposal: “From Quantity to Quality - Quality Matters! But, What and How Does It Matter? –Pursuing Online Courses Quality Assurance One Step at A Time!” accepted by the Association of Educational Communication and Technologies (AECT) for presentation
2010, Panelist, Hybrid Teaching- Panel Discussion, In-Service, 2010, CVTC
2010, Research proposal: “Live Meeting: Web-conference Triumph in Sociology Course facilitation”, accepted by the League of Innovation 2010 Maryland Conference
2010, Research proposal: “Constructing a Bio-ecological System of Teaching and Learning Environment for 2-year College”, accepted by the League of Innovation 2010 Maryland Conference
2009, Presenter: AECT Louisville International Convention
Topic: “What is the Lived Experience of Designing and Teaching Multiple Delivery Methods -Live Meeting, Hybrid, Online, and Face To Face (f2f) within a Semester at a Technical College Setting”? Also presented in a poster session
Paper published in the 2009 AECT Theories and Development Division Convention proceedings
2009, Presenter: AECT Louisville International Convention
Topic: “Learning Information Technologies as Empowering Tools to Narrow the Class and Gender Gap in Rural-Urban Spectrum- A review from Global to U.S. Perspective”.
Paper published in the 2009 AECT Theories and Development Division Convention proceedings
2008, Quantitative Research Project- “Do The Knowledge Of Using The Internet And The Annual Income Level Affect The Total Life Skill Assessments Of Rural Low Income Mothers”? University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (as part of my RA projects)
2008, Co-presenter: The 16th Midwest Quality Research Conference
Topic: “The Lived Experience of Relocated Teachers in Korea”, at St. Thomas University
2008, Presenter, The 1st C & I Research Day
Topic: (Green and Dao) “The Wonder of the Tao-Six Meditation on Science, Spirit, and the Future of Economics”, at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
2008, Co-presenter: “A Brief Introduction to the Multimedia Enhancer” at UW-Stout
2008, Co-presenter: “A Mini-presentation: A brief of CMS” at UW-Stout
2008, Poster presentation: Beauty vs. Artistic Beauty at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
2008, Poster presentation: “Freedom Writers- A Critical Analysis from A Contextual Perspective”, at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
2007-8, Collaborative Research Project: Joined the “Rural Families Speak”– A Multistate, Longitudinal and Multidisciplinary research project, focusing on low-income women’s using information technology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (as a RA)
2007, Course presentation, “Reflection on the Pedagogies of the Oppressor and the Oppressed”, at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
2006, Research paper: Exploration of PCTMK Model of Hybrid Teaching. Published as an Op-Ed in the Dunn County News
2004, Collaborative project. Assisting professor emeritus Jim Eggert as a translator and illustrator of the Book-“The Wonder of the Tao- A Meditation on Spirituality & Ecological Balance”. FL: Brumby Holding, Inc.
2004, Panelist, UW-System Women's Study Consortium
Topic: “A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study of Childless Issues in Contemporary American Society”, at UW-Stout
2003, Keynote speaker: Annual Spring Awards and Recognition of Multicultural Student Services at UW-Stout
2003, Presenter, “A Cultural Sojourner's ‘Courage to teach’ in Intro-Sociology”, at UW-Stout
2002, Poster presentation, Student and Faculty Research Day:”An Action Research Report on a Spontaneous Thematic Pedagogy in Intro-Sociology”, at UW-Stout
2002, Panelist- International Forum
AAUW Midwest Regional Conference Presentation: “The Trajectory of Women's Transformation via Education - 3 Women's Stories”, at Rapid City, South Dakota
2001, Teaching Day Display, “Sociological Pedagogy-Blending Teaching Strategy to Empower Student Active Learning”, at UW-Stout
2001, Presenter, Professional Development Day: “Enhancing Active Teaching/Learning Via Electronic Application”, at UW-Stout
2001, Research paper: “A Thematic Approach of Teaching Sociology during September 11th Crisis”, accepted to the Midwest Sociologist Conference
1993, Book. The February 28, 1947 Uprising in Taiwan:
A Multi-level Analysis of Collective Actions.
Publisher: University of Wisconsin-Madison.
American Education and Research Association (AERA)
Association for Educational Communications and Technologies (AECT)
International Society for Technology Education (ISTE)
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education (WACTE)
National Educational Computing Conference (NECC)
American Sociological Association.
Member of American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Involvements and Awards
Co-chair of Professional Development Committee of Chippewa Valley Technical College Career and Technical Education Association
Co-chair of the Chippewa Valley Technical College Education Association Scholarship Foundation
CVACTE Event/Year Book Coordinator
CVTCEA Event Coordinator
Representative of ALC (Academic Leadership Council –WTCS)
Representative to the Advisory Committees of Renal Dialysis, Surgical Technician and Landscape programs.
Course representative of Social Problems.
2001, nominated and the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to UW-System and Women of Color representing UW-Stout in 2001
2006, nominated and the recipient of the Regional Outstanding Teacher of Chippewa Valley Technical College
2010, nominated to the Teaching Excellent Award at the Chippewa Valley Technical College