Apr 09

challenges – MOOC

The pushing and stretching of the EDCMOOC. Other’s post have such a creative view of the class and are able to use technology to create their art. I am still old school and attempting to get up to speed with all of the technology to be able to communicate my ideas. Continue reading

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Feb 04

Determinism, metaphors … what else? #edcmooc

What other lenses can we use to analize particular kind of vision which is presented, suggested or implied by the author ot the text, video etc.? What tools can help us to be more aware readers or recipients of information? How can we protect ourselves from manipulation or false objectivity wich can influence our own objectivity…

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Dec 04

#edcmooc | Afirmar lo “humano”

La conversación que nos han propuesto a propósito de las culturas digitales y el aprendizaje en red ha llegado a un momento clave: considerar con cuidado los supuestos acerca del “ser humano”, de la humanidad, presentes en los discursos y prácticas alrededor de los fenómenos y prácticas mediadas por tecnologías e internet.

La provocación inicial: los videos

Los shortfilms que nos presentan, aluden a utopías y distopías y a transformaciones de la experiencia humana y por lo tanto el “buen vivir”:

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Dec 04

#edcmooc | Redefinir “lo humano”

Una mirada futurista, otras más actuales, son las invitaciones de la semana 4 del #edcmooc. Primero, con un acercamiento al posthumanismo crítico. Aprovecho para traer una idea que se vuelve a repetir en el artículo de esta semana: el humanismo con su ideal de lo que significa ser hombre y su componente liberal, ha implicado la negación de otras maneras de ser humano y no ha terminado por conducir a ese ideal de justicia y equidad. Continue reading

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Dec 02

Facilitating #edcmooc

Elearning and Digital Cultures, EDCMOOC, is taking place for the third time. And I am there, participating again. I was very pleased when Christine Sinclair sent me an email and asked if I could act as a Community Teaching Assistant, CTA, this time. Continue reading

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Nov 29

#edcmooc | Recomienza(o) la aventura de participar

A principios de este mes de noviembre, dio inicio la tercera “emisión” del MOOC: “E-learning and Digital Cultures”, de la Universidad de Edinburgo (aquí encontrarán una entrada con datos del MOOC en su tercera ronda). Estoy en la vuelta a participar y estaré compartiendo aquí las reflexiones como un registro, como un proceso… de huella acerca de este curso que me parece especialmente potente por la perspectiva analítica propuesta, acerca de las culturas digitales, el aprendizaje y la educación: pasado, presente y futuro, visiones utópicas y distópicas, miedos y metáforas… y más pistas que estaremos siguiendo.

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Nov 29

#edcmooc | Mirar al futuro

En la semana 2 del #EDCMOOC nos propusieron considerar las metáforas como elemento de análisis de prácticas, discursos y sentimientos respecto de la red, las herramientas y nuestras actividades mediadas por estos artefactos.

¿Qué ideas respecto al futuro imagino, si considero este fenómeno creciente de apropiación tecnológica? Continue reading

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Nov 23

Dystopian View of Robotics in the Matrix Movies #edcmooc

The Matrix trilogy offers a clear dystopian perspective on technology. What’s interesting about these films is that they focus this perspective on an ever-growing aspect of technology: robotics.

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Jul 21

Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants #edcmooc

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After reading the recommended texts supporting Week 1’s theme of “Looking to the Past”, I found that I most connected with the Perspectives on Education section. This is likely because of my training and experience as an educator, and many of the issues that were mentioned were the focus of discussions when I was in grad school. Continue reading

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Jul 21

Bendito Machine III #edcmooc

Watching Bendito Machine III, I was struck by several observations. As the character scales the mountain to obtain the desired machine, I couldn’t help but think of the fact that he was struggling parallels many experiences Americans have in affording new technological devices. Continue reading

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Feb 14

New Media #edcmooc

I found that the visual similarities between Bendito Machine III and New Media were traits that could be found in many dystopic scenes about media consumption. The was a heavy use of darkness and contrast to imply a more sinister story. Continue reading

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Feb 14

Inbox #edcmooc

I like to think of Inbox as a utopian account because while the two characters might possibly have met without possessing the bags (clearly a metaphor for e-mail/online personas), they were brought together because of them. This opportunity was created because of the democratizing nature of the technology (in this case, magical bags). Continue reading

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Jan 31

#edcmooc

First experience of a twitter chat, feel a bit behind as so many people seem to know what they are doing.. Some folk have offered useful links to what can be done on twitter so they are pinned for future use..

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