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https://libertarianchristians.com/2024/01/16/guest-post-living-the-truth-or-living-the-lie/ https://techliberation.com/2011/07/21/marshall-mcluhan-at-100-excerpts-from-his-playboy-interview/ https://websites.umich.edu/~lsarth/filecabinet/PlatoOnWriting.html Plato’s...

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The Skill to Focus on Intent

An important skill to master is understanding and using the “Intent” of the communication. This skill includes an understanding of everyone's intentions. Not just yours. In almost all cases, every party to the communication has a different intention.  The...

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References

Reduction Theory. For a more comprehensive look into Uncertainty Reduction Theory – its history, past research,...

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Educational Blockchain

Just as a “Cryptocurrency” Blockchain is intended to build trust in digital financial transactions.  An “Educational” Blockchain is intended to build trust in digital educational transactions. Trust is needed since digital transactions are not reality; they just represent reality.  Trusting that the transaction represents what it suggests it represents is critical for educational valuation. It helps the learning answer the question, Will this learning help me? Updated Feb. 7, 2024

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Improve Your Critical Thinking

Course Description Learning Objectives Participation Guidelines Class Structure LessonsReferencesDiscussonsImprove Your Critical ThinnkingLearn to improve your decision-making by improving your core Information Literacy "Building Blocks" of: - Language Skills- Reading...

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Liberalism Destroyed The Family

In the years since we met this couple in the early 2000s, some sociologists, pundits, Christian thinkers, and church leaders have been persuaded by the idea that politics – particularly socially conservative politics – is playing a major role in driving the...

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Ptah Hotep Wrote About Being Polite

One of the earliest texts ever written—the maxims of the Egyptian sage Ptah Hotep (2200 B.C.E.)—was essentially a guidebook for enhancing interpersonal skills (Horne, 1917). Ptah Hotep encouraged people to be truthful, kind, and tolerant in their communication. He...

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The Left is Bad

There's an old story from the early 20th century Russian empire. It goes something like this: A man on the street yells, “Nikolay is a moron!” A police officer hears this, and thinking that the guy is referring to the Tzar, Nicholas II, the cop arrests the man. The...

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Cognitive Science

Course Description Learning Objectives Participation Guidelines Class Structure LessonsReferencesDiscussonsCognitive ScienceLearn how the brain works and how to use that knowledge to our advantage.Improve Communication Improve Your Life - Course Description Improve...

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Rise of the Stupid Network

Looking for this article recently at David Isenberg's site, we were surprised to find that the pointer to it was broken. To help keep these memes on the Web, here's a copy. The Rise of the Stupid Network was originally written during a single long weekend in May...

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Harry Nyquist

Harry Nyquist was born on 7 February 1889 in Nilsby, Sweden. He moved to the United States in 1907. He attended the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, from 1912 to 1915 and received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering in 1914 and 1915,...

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Privacy Policy

Who we are Our website address is: https://atlantisschoolofcommunication.org. What personal data do we collect and why do we collect it Members Posts leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and...

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Ritual Model of Communication – 2023

The ritual model of communication is a communications theory proposed by James W. Carey.

A ritual view of communication holds that we communicate not just to pass information, but more importantly, as a way to connect with others in order to maintain our communities. Updated Sept 2023.

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Fractal Model of Communication

The Fractal Model of Communication is the latest obvious evolution of communication Models that began with Aristotle and Shannon. Fractal Model assumes Communication is complex and dynamic, and follows fractal patterns. (Update Sept. 2023)

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Webliography Aug 2023

Neural Bases of Motivated Reasoning - Weston - Neural Bases of Motivated Reasoning: An fMRI Study of Emotional Constraints on Partisan Political Judgment in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election, Drew Westen, Pavel S. Blagov, Keith Harenski, Clint Kilts, and Stephan...

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Improve Information Literacy

Course Description Learning Objectives Participation Guidelines Class Structure LessonsReferencesDiscussonsImprove Information LiteracyLearn to improve your decision-making by improving your core Information Literacy "Building Blocks" of: - Language Skills- Reading...

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Natural Laws of Communication and Information

Course Description Learning Objectives Participation Guidelines Class Structure LessonsReferencesDiscussonsNatural Laws of Communication and InformationLearn the Natural Laws of Communication and Information so we can develop the Skills needed to thrive in our...

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Telecomunications Law and the Role of Government

Course Description Learning Objectives Participation Guidelines Class Structure LessonsReferencesDiscussonsSection 230Learn what Section 230 is, what should be the role of government in regulating the Internet, and what should be the recommendation to improve...

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First Principles: The Building Blocks of True Knowledge

First-principles thinking is one of the best ways to reverse-engineer complicated problems and unleash creative possibility.

Sometimes called “reasoning from first principles,” the idea is to break down complicated problems into basic elements and then reassemble them from the ground up. It’s one of the best ways to learn to think for yourself, unlock your creative potential, and move from linear to non-linear results.

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Conservatives Are Losing Because they are Soft

Why Are the Red State Republicans So Soft? Kurt Schlichter says Conservatives are losing because they are too soft. Feb 27, 2023 If you are a California conservative, you are probably pretty based. In fact, you are probably heads-on-spikes based. I go speak to these...

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These Are The Judeo-Christian Values

Dennis Prager Feb 14, 2023 British prime minister Margaret Thatcher: "The truths of the Judaic-Christian tradition," she said, "are infinitely precious, not only, as I believe, because they are true, but also because they provide the moral impulse which alone can lead...

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Grades

GradesGrades Measure the Quality of Your Contributions to the Class!A = Excellent, B = Above Average, C = Average, D = Below Average, F = Far Below Average, N = None Name Grade Ira A Dave B RightWingFrancis A

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Harold Lasswell adds Channel to the Model

Harold Dwight Lasswell (February 13, 1902 — December 18, 1978) Lasswell developed the model in 1948 to analyze mass communication and the effect of media propaganda in various countries and businesses.  The best way to model Communication is through a series of...

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein 1879–1955German-born theoretical physicist.  Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. Science, Philosophy and Religion: a Symposium (1941) ch. 13 As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and...

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Improve Communication Improve Your Life

Lessons  Introduction The Improve Communication Series is intended to help you improve your communication, so you can get better information. With better information, you can make better decisions. And better decisions will help you thrive in our hyper-connected...

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21st Century Media Literacy

Lessons https://atlantisschoolofcommunication.org/information-management/media-literacy/5-media-literacy-questions/ https://atlantisschoolofcommunication.org/information-management/media-literacy/evidence-of-misinformation-in-the-media/...

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Media Literacy

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Improve Your Media Literacy Lessons

Eva Storm Media Literacy Lesson https://atlantisschoolofcommunication.org/lessons/eva-storm-media-literacy-lesson/   Atlantis Media Literacy Lesson https://atlantisschoolofcommunication.org/lessons/media-literacy/

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Improve Your Media Literacy

Course Description Learning Objectives Participation Guidelines Class Structure LessonsReferencesDiscussionsGradesImprove Your Media LiteracyThis class will provide the Media Literacy skills you need to thrive in our 21st-century hyper-connected digital world.Improve...

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Mastering WordPress Websites

Course Description Learning Objectives Participation Guidelines Class Structure Content References Discussions Improve Communication Improve Your Life This class will provide the communication and information processing skills you need to thrive in our 21st-century...

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The Social Dilemma Transcript – Main Arguments

Using The Social Dilemma Transcript this lesson tries to understand the influences Social Media has on the community and what should we do about it. This lesson attempts to catalog the evidence presented and validate the main arguments. Updated Oct, 2023

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5 Media Literacy Questions

This lesson details the 5 Media Literacy Questions we need to ask every time we consume information to ensure we learn the most from it. Who created this message? Which techniques are used to attract my attention? How might different people interpret this message? Which lifestyles, values, and points of view are represented — or missing? Why is this message being sent? Updated Dec. 2023

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Strategic Management of Technology

“In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower Learning about the effective management of technology is very important because through technology, we can greatly amplify our abilities. Thus,...

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Reinforcement  Learning

Reinforcement  Learning We examine the formation of signaling conventions in a framework of a multi-agent reinforcement learning model. Introducing a population renewal algorithm, which in the presence of superlinear reinforcement, considerably enhances formation of...

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