Reflection #1 Antigonish 2.0: A Way for Higher Ed to Help Save the Web

Reflection #1

Antigonish 2.0: A Way for Higher Ed to Help Save the Web


In my own point of view, this article is actually worth reading. Personally, I didn’t have any idea about this Antigonish movement before. So, I was more than pleasantly surprised to read about this revolutionary model.

One of the things I really liked about this reading is the introduction and how it actually grabbed my attention successfully as a reader and encouraged me to read the rest of the text to its very end. The introduction mainly emphasized on the use of the World Wide Web which was going to revolutionize almost everything.

That’s because the web is a big part of where we live now. But we neither understand it nor know how to use it for learning”. I wouldn’t exaggerate if I say that this is actually one of the very few facts I totally agree with and the most interesting thing I’ve read in a while.

Bonnie Stewart was able to use a rhetorical device in order to persuade us, as readers, that all we really need is not a revolution, yet, a way to develop both the local and global literacies to foster functional democratic participation. This is only possible through the Antigonish model.

The only thing I disliked about the article is the use of too much details while explaining for instance the history of this movement as well as its three different layers, which I found very confusing and unnecessary to know. It was more than enough to mention a few interesting facts about how this movement began and provide a briefer explanation for the three layers.

However, as an overall experience, I really enjoyed reading about this revolutionary model to the extent that I decided to join the ongoing discussion using my google account. I didn’t only comment on the post and share my personal opinion, but I also replied to a few comments by different users. In addition, I shared the reading on my personal Facebook account saying: “Best thing I’ve read today!”. As can be noticed, I kept the caption short, clear and catchy in order to grab my friends’ attention. I got a total of 3 likes, which is not bad at all.





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