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An Easter/Passover Thought!!

Many of my current colleagues don't know that I have a B.A. in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. At one time I thought very seriously about becoming a rabbi. (Actually the word rabbi means teacher.) Though I'm no longer ritually observant, I still very much enjoy thinking about religious ideas.

So, on this day that is sacred to multiple both Judaism and Christianity, I want to ask three questions:

1. What does the word freedom mean?

2. What… Continue

Added by Andrew Pass on April 8, 2007 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment

Today's Thoughts on a Degree in Social Computing

So, I've been thinking about the role of a university program in social computing. I'll never forget speaking with my undergraduate advisor at Columbia. I told him that I wanted to major in business. He told me that I came to the wrong university. "The Ivy League doesn't teach people how to do specific things," he explained. "It teaches people how to think."

I'm not very familiar with the University of Michigan program. But, if it's worth consideration it probably does not teach…


Added by Andrew Pass on April 7, 2007 at 1:58pm — 1 Comment

Web Portfolio

This morning, Will Richardson posted a blog about University of Michigan's new degree in social computing. He questions its utility suggesting that one can become an expert in social computing by simply becoming part of the social computing community and developing the skills needed to function successfully. He writes that one can demonstrate success by, " building a rich, online portfolio that illustrates your ability to be an online community…


Added by Andrew Pass on April 5, 2007 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Hi Everybody

It's great to be part of Classroom 2.0. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this blog, yet. If anybody has any suggestions I'd love to hear them. I could use it as a place to post some of my own answers to questions that I ask on my other blog,

OK, so here's a quick thought about bullying on off the Internet that I shared with my students at Hebrew School the other day. I have a gross motor skills deficit. It really…


Added by Andrew Pass on March 30, 2007 at 6:42am — 1 Comment


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