Nearing the end the course, I can confirm that I’ve really learned a lot and this whole…
What is the big deal? What is the big deal in dreaming,in dreaming about the good things of life.Those things that you look at and say to yourself,one day I will have you. Continue reading
In my perception, the Film 3: World builder depicts humans interacting with technology (as usual)…
I have been cracking my brains on how to go about designing an artifact that will capture what I have learnt for the past 3 weeks. I guess, I have finally gotten one. Everybody should watch out on how I go about interpreting the digital age!!! Continue reading
Reflecting on the first two weeks of EDCMOOC, we have seen many views of technology – broadly split into idealistic/utopian or fearful/dystopian views of the impact technology might have on our lives. In too many of these views however, the user is shown as a follower – either as a happy and fulfilled user, mindlessly following a tech-led path or as a helpless victim, exploited by the negative controls imposed through technology. Even in Week 3, which is about being human within a digital culture, there are still follower elements – “…in the debate about the implications of digital.. Continue reading
Sight just plain scares me. Continue reading
The first resource video is from Corning, Inc. called a Day Made of Glass 2. Continue reading
WOW! Just WOW!!! Honestly, I can’t believe how technology advances this rapid. Continue reading
Reading the two “perspectives on education” papers as part of #EDCMOOC this week, I am very struck by the distinction between a cMOOC (with the emphasis on collaborative learning), and the xMOOC – the large-scale institutional model that allows for “delivery” of content to huge groups of people: Quote from http://jolt.merlot.org/vol9no2/stewart_bonnie_0613. Continue reading
Box office hit Avatar portrays technology as a destructive tool and as a…
theroyalpantagraph:Box office hit Avatar portrays technology as a destructive tool and as a powerful…
I dedicate this blog for my online course at Coursera.
So, I’m attending this E-Learning and Digital Course MOOC (EDCMOOC). Continue reading
“So will the colleges and universities refusing to go online be able to save themselves? Yes, as long as these colleges realize the trend toward online learning has too much momentum to be stopped, and they work quickly to put original courses, worthy of their coveted brand names, on the web.”
If this film from the #EDCMOOC wiki wasn’t called “New Media” I would not have made the link between it and the effect of technology on humanity – I would, instead, have made a “War of the Worlds” link and assumed it was about the dominance of one civilisation over another. If the film really is about technology, then it’s a very dark picture indeed, and not one I want to contemplate. Continue reading
Documentary titled All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace has been a side viewing to my readings and viewings on the #edcmooc course.
Very much enjoyed the conciseness of this video and the notion of a small power minority in society protect themselves, at the cost of the majority, while experimenting and believing in the computer as a way to balance economies. Continue reading
My experience in studying elearning has been interesting but non-productive to date. Having failed to introduce ICT and elearning successfully while volunteering at a school in Tanzania, my ambition has been to find out how to succeed. However, most of my study so far has focused on Higher Education rather than schools or required a level of teaching experience which I don’t have. Continue reading
One of the things I’m most looking forward to as I take part in the #EDCMOOC is reading other people’s blog posts and getting to know who there is out there who is writing interesting and intelligent posts about elearning. As for me – this is a bit of an empty blog so far – set up solely for the purpose of participation – so nothing interesting or intelligent from me yet!
I am so glad to be part of this course. I believe people should engage in such endeavour especially in this century where everything is DIGITAL.
I’m a junior education student from the Philippines majoring in English…. I…
What is this film suggesting are the ecological and social implications of an obsession or fixation…
At first glance this film is very appealing – the relationship that builds up between the two main characters is very cute, and it all seems to end very well. At the same time, however, I felt quite disturbed by the “magic” red bags – it felt too easy for the connection to happen, and I thought it was interesting that the very first exchange was of something very personal and intimate in both cases. Continue reading
This adress LASSO LACUNA has roamed from a visual notelog to a learning blog! Attending EDC (MOOC…
As I re-edit an old blog to create a new perspective I think of two ideas:
The spaces in which we…
Well, it is now a couple of weeks since edcmooc finished and I feel sort of empty – there is a hole in my life! Even though I have had plenty to fill the space it has left; during edcmooc we were also building up to saying farewell to our eldest as he starts on a new chapter of his life in Canada. Continue reading
I think I am nearly there….! Ideas still keep popping into my head and distracting me so I am struggling to stay focussed on just a couple of themes. I am fascinated by the whole idea of humanity, our place in the world and the increasingly dominating place of technology. Continue reading
One of the questions that was asked in an edcmchat was that of our digital identity and how it might differ from our real world identity. The responses were varied; many people said that their digital identity and their real identities were the same, probably just as many said they kept the two separate.
I found Gumdrop altogether different from Robbie; where Robbie had some depth and integrity I found Gumdrop shallow and flighty. Perhaps it was her character, her role as an actress that made me think that? Maybe it was her voice that was so human that it was difficult to reconcile with being a robot when Robbie sounded as I expected a robot to sound? Continue reading
Robbie – A Short Film By Neil Harvey
I was moved by this film and Robbie’s humanity touched me. In a world who’s history has been littered with episodes of extreme inhumanity his tenderness, pacificity and acceptance of his lot in life was strangely refreshing. Continue reading
I have had a busy week where I struggled to find time to read, view, reflect and gather my thoughts. Continue reading
Before I watched this film and had just seen the title a horrible image that has been doing the rounds on Facebook recently, dominated my thoughts; meat slurry is apparently the whole content of a chicken, or other animal crushed down to a sludge and it is reportedly what is used in chicken nuggets and other fast food.
Nearly the end of Week 3, it has been a full-on week at work and I am struggling to marshall my thoughts. I have managed to snatch ten minutes here and there to watch the videos for this week and scan the readings at a very superficial level. Continue reading
Maybe it’s Edith Piaf singing “Je ne regrette rien”, or maybe it’s the idea of breaking free, but there’s something about this video that resonates in me!
What is real and what is not? Continue reading
I have been reading “Metaphors of the Internet; salvation or destruction” and several thoughts came to mind. I am a linguist and I am constantly amazed at the evolution of language. Even in the few decades that I have been consciously aware of language development, vocabulary has changed. Continue reading
Well, that was quite disturbing! Is life a game, or is the game life? How does one differentiate between what is real and what is not? Continue reading
I just watched the first two videos for Week 2 and am struck by the sterility of the environments that are portrayed. Where is the reality of a world of busy people rushing her there and everywhere, living, playing, eating, making a mess for heaven’s sake?! Is the message somehow that the arrival of these amazing products will make our lives serene, stressfree, and successful? Continue reading
Somebody suggested checkthis.com as another tool that could be used for creating a digital artefact so I thought I’d try it out. I made it after watching the first two shorts and it only took me a few minutes so it is not greatly deep and meaningful – just a snapshot of soundbites really. Continue reading
I just took part in my first Twitter chat. An hour – well, not quite because I missed the start which was a bad move as I was behind before I even started – of fast paced tweeting with so many interesting threads and comments. However, time went fast and it was over before I knew it. Continue reading