Comparative View of Human and Computer Learning
You have finally found yourself a great teacher. Every time you meet with him / her, you learn new vocabulary, new expressions, new grammar, and you end your session more confident with the language than you have ever been. You have a problem, however: the downtime. Continue reading
Watching film 1 and film 2 I was excited about the future of learning and technology. Then it occurred to me especially in Film 1 that people were surrounded by glass and failed to look through the glass. they only saw what was projected. Continue reading
Wow- again as we grow with technology we separate from human contact both physical and emotional. We need to ensure that technology remains a tool and is not a master.
The technology war continues – who is the master – who is the slave? Technology created a memory but was it real? Makes me think about Disneyland. Continue reading
It’s Week Two of EDCMOOC and we’ve been asked to think about future visions of technology and education, exploring how utopian and dystopian stories are shaping our understanding of what is happening in the sphere of e-learning. We’ve also been asked to focus on the underlying, and in many cases, explicit, ‘metaphors’ that are used when talking about the impact of e-learning on traditional education, on human beings, and on society, looking again for examples of technological determinism and the like. There’s so much to unpack here that I’m not sure where to start, but here’s my take:
So after a horrendous day I came home and started on the first weeks course materials watching the intro and then the first two movies, if I wasn’t depressed before I sat down I certainly was by the end of the first movie… For me it pointed to all that is wrong with our world and our interactions with technology where people now are slaves to their phones and IPads, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
I find that city people are the worst they live closest together geographically and you would think they would want a little space, but you trying having a coffee with a city person and they are bound to take at least one phone call or text, if not more, while they are with you…. Continue reading
So I have signed up for my first Coursera online mooc, I have done a couple through Edx so I am not completely unfamiliar with online learning, however I am still a newbie with digital platform this and digital platform that, which is why I signed up for this unit; I want to understand this brave new world and mine information out of it to build a better library in our small rural community.
I like technology as a tool I don’t want to spend hours playing with it I simply want to understand it, use it and walk away, trouble is I learn best through immersion methods which means to start with I do have to spend a fair junk of time with something before I can swing it, not a big deal for one new idea or device , however IT is constantly growing, like the “1950’s Blob” where do you draw the line???????? Continue reading
(I wrote this before my Twitter exchange with Howard Rheingold, below.) In this first week of the E-Learning and Digital Cultures course I’m taking through Coursera, one of the assigned readings is a 1996 piece by Howard Rheingold, “For Some, the Net is a Lifeline.”
My first blog. My first post. Named the blog in honor of my deceased brother Victor, who once told my Mom he was having a “Nervous Brain Down. Continue reading
Thursday – #EDCMOOC
This short is a clear depiction of our dependence upon technology. Even the bird built his nest in a satellite dish. Continue reading
Beginning a MOOC today its the EDCMOOC – all new e-avenues for me – twitter, blog – well off I go!!
Wow – scary. Technology has taken over and man does not seem to know or care. Man is listening to some form of entertainment while the technology invades space with no respect for beauty, architecture or other items. Continue reading
Eye-opener article written in 2002 that e-learning is here to stay and bloom based on demand. In the technology world this is already old, yet e-learning is still in development.
Very excited to join my first MOOC and trying to figure out where to go and what to read/see to have the best possible experience. I love content – usually the more the better – so my biggest challenge will probably be to align the time I have with all the stuff that exists out there.
Christopher Alexander is an architect and his manifesto is a 3-part series that focuses on patterns. These patterns form the basis for individuals, not experts, to design healthy communities and homes. I requested book 2, A Pattern Language sometime ago from the Sacramento library. Continue reading
In this video listed on How to Study EDCMOOC, students of the course are given great advice on how to succeed taking a MOOC. In my opinion, using this is helpful in succeeding in any learning environment, not just in a MOOC environment. Continue reading
When creating something its good to storyboard out what you are planning to do. I wouldn’t normally post what is in effect my brainstorming, but the EDCMooc is about the process as well as the finished product so below is the notes I made when making my artifact (yes its messy and yes it wont make much sense to you – but when I do post the artifact it will make (some) sense)
So all the reading and watching is done, time to start making my Artefact. Continue reading
Dmitry Rogozin, deputy prime minister of Russia and former ambassador to Nato, called for an international initiative to create a warning system for “objects of an alien origin” today when more than 500 people were injured by a meteorite shower. The impact, in the Russian town of Chelyabinst furthermore caused windows to break, damaged buildings and caused panic as mobile networks overloaded. Continue reading
A lot of the reading for week one got me thinking about what is “Technology” or a particular bit of technology. Jesse B posted a link to a good article on cyborg humans and then followed it up with a post “We Are Already Cyborgs: How should we feel about that? #EDCMOOC“
2 Adverts start the film festival for week 2 of the #edcmooc
From Corning “A day made of Glass (2)”
And Microsoft’s snappily titled “Productivity Future Vision”
The readings, discussions and blog posts for this week have been interesting.
There has been a lot of discussion about the various theories asking which are, or what combination of them are, correct. Continue reading
For some time now I have worked at the intersection of e-learning and presentation design, two roads that travel together and intersect at frequent junctions. I have spent countless hours trying to wrestle bullet points away from presenters who felt they had to have them on their slides. Today while reading through the article Converting Classroom Training to Virtual Instruction: Some Tips I can across the following tip:
In last night’s Hangout of the Mooc one thing sticks to my mind in particular: some students were eager to know all about the final assignment. Hamish Macleod commented on that and explained that the assignment was kept deliberately vague in order not to limit your creativity. And he advised keeping the assessment criteria in mind while designing the digital artefact. Continue reading
I finally got rid of the label : “Digital Immigrant” and very pleased with it! I can call myself a digital wise now, or how about a WWW? A Web Wise Woman! Continue reading