Monday, September 1, 2014

Sept 1 (M), 2014 How Many - on this Labor Day Crystal's One-Page Snippet#282


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Do not be "panic", OK -? Not Requiems !
- 10 Top Songs for Tonight ... ! Will not intimidate you. Enjoy! #

Top Ten Labor Day Songs
In honor of Labor Day, here's a stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.

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Crystal Huang For # 4, I Added Cash's Version here.

Johnny Cash - Sixteen Tons
Music video by Johnny Cash performing Sixteen Tons. (C) Mercury Records
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Sept. 9 (M), 2014 Chicago, 1894. and Labor Day

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Happy Labor Day!

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Crystal Huang A less biased His / Herstory CAN be Fascinating, if it Were Told, Taught and Learned, instead of make-Believe ?? !!! ...

Labor Day stems from deadly labor strike, but few Americans know the
Monday is the day to celebrate the American worker and his sacrifices and economic and social achievements.
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Crystal Huang Thanks to this Gentleman, one of the wealthiest hard-Working Men of His time - George Pullman for this Labor Day "Holiday", founder of the Pullman Palace Car Company who Intended to Cut down 40% of the Railroad Workers' WAGES and ended up 30 Workers Killed by federal marshals and the Army DURING the 1894 Chicago Pullman Railroad Confrontation.

The True Story Of How One Man Shut Down American Commerce To Avoid Paying His Workers A Fair
America's Railroads - and with Them, ITS s - Nearly Ground to a halt in ... See More
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Crystal Huang The MAIN Function of the white-Collar Union worker (THOUGH, Diminishing drastically) is to Support the blue Collar's - Crystal 

Surely ... at odds with All sorts of Technological Take-over, outsourcing / Downsizing, and the Inexpensive new Immigrant workers.
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Crystal Harley Happy Labor Day Crystal !
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Aug.30 (Sa). 2014 Equilibrium

Aug. 30 (Sa), 2014 Put on New Clothes

Aug. 30 (Sa), 2014 What are Rights? Crystal's One-Page-Snippet #274

Aug. 30 (Sa), 2014 Where are the fathers?? :)!

Where is the Daddy Opossum?

Some may say - He is a SuperMale !
I might say - A puzzling male mystery?

Mommy Opossum Carries 15 Babies
My daughter's grandfather captured this video of a mother opossum transporting 15 baby opossums on her back....

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Tammy Campbell That IS amazing,considering that they only have 13 teats!
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Crystal Huang That's amazing, 13 teats? Why - this unique number? In this case, two of the babies have to be on the waiting list???
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Tammy Campbell I have no idea,but the babies are not developed when they are born,they are the size of a bee and must attach to a teat for several weeks/months. So this opossum must have been born with 15 teats,otherwise there is no way the extra two could have lived!
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Tammy Campbell
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Crystal Huang Thanks, Tammy.
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Crystal Huang An old clip - repost. The Eternal Mother Love - The Dead Opossum mother IS still nursing her orphan babies...

Dead opossum mom with live babies, Animal Advocates, Mary Cummins
Someone called about an ill opossum mom with babies. By the time I got there hal... See More
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Crystal Huang As the Males Sow, so the Females "Reap"  . How many males are really needed ??? !

Movin Mama! Opossum from Golmers house

Opossum with babies hanging on in my yard

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Aug. 28 (Th), 2014 Why are the Techno-Corporate interests so pervasive? Crystal's Teaching-Learning-Sharing#43

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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 (not all) techno-Corporate, technocrats'/TechnoHypes' directing the techno- artificial/ forced over-consumption...without proper justification to why and how TechnoCorporate Interests are so pervasive??? - my personal bias.

Don't get me wrong - I fully understand the throat-cutting competition among corporate companies and pursuing proper profits is the legitimate driving force behind the capitalistic world.

Could the whole one-way digital train running through the edu-landscape be a mixed-blessing?  Time might tell?

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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.

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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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黃麗月 早安吉祥^_^
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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

Aug. 20 (W), 2014 The future job creators.

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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

Trickmousing [Original]
My intelligent mice doing amazing tricks. Visit them on facebook:
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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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Aug. 20 (W), 2014 The Edu-Leviathan! Crystal's serendipitous teaching-learning-sharing#41

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Her journey here, is quite simple and pretty much focused - "finding a job to continue paying her high tuition cost/debts"- Don't be jealous of her, O.K.? - A Wonderful Life !!

Last semester she paid $1363 for a Credit to contribute to her 24 credit dissertation fees. Just know she got the new tuition and fee bill- $1402 (constantly growing to aim high :D) Per Credit based on a generous and thoughtful "Reciprocal Act"-similar to the instate rate– and this is NOT a “PRIVATE” school. She has been paying almost 1 to 3 credits per semester due to being a LUCKY part-time student at a university of a neighboring state with a unique teaching load at a local college.

Optimistically, she has been highly motivated to continue to pay her 80th credit for a total 84-credit Degree Cost (She vividly remembers- the very first credit she paid was $560 - how cheap it was a while ago!) – a delightful edu-prosumer: earning from teaching and spending on learning ! - exactly, no more no less, hehehe....

Obviously, the whole message is about Business/Enterprise.  Indeed, the Educational Business is an enormous Business, no matter big schools or small schools - mainly , are edu-businesses.

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Crystal Huang A couple of years ago, friends kindly recommended her to transfer to some “Proprietary" Online Schools... She Almost Agreed with them… And she is such a die-hard "informal/serendipitous Learning" believer ! Would you deny that Credentialism is not an adorable Edu-Leviathan? Otherwise, dear MOOCs, where are you - Come to rescue her!!!???

Fortunately, thanks for all almighty gods to privilege her - She still has a job to pay her learning cost/debts - a lucky few: You know this "entitlement" has been denied to many people !

By the way, James Morrison prophesies that the University is dead (or will be dead?)... But the worshipers say- Long live the Ivy League, Long live the Big Universities... !
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Crystal Huang Who says that she is not RICH !? - just learned to appreciate that tightening the belt - sometimes, is good for health ! ! One the other hand, once in a while, her "unbelievable" capacity of paying such humongous tuition, fees and the rest (close to $60,000 so far) makes her feel like a Proud "Upper-Class" ! - Indeed, that feeling is soooo gooood.

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Renee Smith Learning is a great investment!!
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黃麗月 書中自有黃金屋! 雖辛苦,樂在求知! 世上第一等人!
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Crystal Huang 書中恣有惶驚嗚? !
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黃麗月 take easy !
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Learning and Teaching of Crystal Li-chin Huang


Crystal 2011 Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Experience:

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

Professional Experience:

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

Civil Servant:

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
(ABD status).

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.

Affiliations /Associations

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