Here is my final assignment for the E-learning and Digital Cultures mooc. Initial inspiration came from one of the twitter-chat questions: “Do you consider your digital identity a separate self or is it identical to your real-world self?” This inspired me to make my artefact in Second Life using Machinima techniques. Continue reading
It is here!
The course is almost at the end of it and here I am to comment on the final resources, starting with “Robbie”:
At first I didn’t really like the film. Continue reading
The only thing I don’t like about this MOOC is that I don’t have time to do everything as I would like to! But it seems everyone else is on the same boat, so let’s go…
This week I was able to read all the texts, this was something positive. Continue reading
Well it all depends… doesn’t it?
In my class of primary aged children, we have been using the SOLO taxonomy (1) and that seems to be building my learners’ capacity to make connections between ‘old’ learning and ‘new’ learning. Continue reading
I was reminded of the film ‘Inception’ (a 2010 American sci-fi film written, produced and directed by Christopher Nolan) as I watched World Builder. Strangely enough, the music track for the Toyota ‘The Real Deal’ clip was also used in ‘Inception’.
First, a picture for everyone on the #edcmooc course. The outside world – do you remember what it looks like? Continue reading
I read other articles and did more things for week two than what is shown here, but it is actually on purpose, because the resources from that week gave me some ideas for my final activity.
This week, the main questioning is: “what does it mean to be human within a digital culture, and what does that mean for education? Continue reading
This was my favorite video for the week.
(After you watch it you can read this! Continue reading
I’m sitting at my computer ready to move on to week three of the #edcmooc, but am I really ready? Before I move forward with #edcmooc, I should write something about my mooc experience so far. Continue reading
The first two video advertisements from Corning and Microsoft envision a future world where quality of life is enhanced by the use of embedded and transparent technologies. In both videos, the internet of things has become ubiquitous. The communications devices the people use are able to communicate with one another, triggered by simple hand gestures. Continue reading
This week in edcmooc, we were directed towards five films which made me think about my own attraction to, aversion to or indifference to technological utopia/dystopia. These films really made me think.
For week 2 in my E-Learning and Digital Cultures MOOC course, Jen Ross posed the following questions: “Is it possible for MOOCs to be ‘education of the very best sort’? What might that mean, in the context of a massive, open course?” Below is my response. Continue reading
The people taking this course are really awesome!
Felicia M. Continue reading
I’ve shared these comic strips in the #edcmooc course facebook page and thought of sharing them here too. Education is a very recurrent matter in C&H comic strips and with the help of a very interestng search tool - http://michaelyingling.com/random/calvin_and_hobbes/, I found these three ones below. Continue reading
This is my initial response to the first two videos of week two of #edcmooc – the links are in the graphic above. If you take away the futuristic element, we already live aspects of this life. Continue reading
The last blog post took me too long to write, and only covered the one video, so I set myself the challenge of tweeting my response to the other three videos. What could I say in 140 characters?
I share some of the concerns Steve Krause and Alex Reid have expressed about the five-week E-Learning and Digital Cultures MOOC offered by the University of Edinburgh in which more that 41,000 people are participating. Alex notes the reductive ways in which the introductory readings are framed, pointing out that the engagement with “Prensky’s digital immigrants and digital natives” terminology “is an unproductive and even damaging perspective” but observing that “as with the utopian/dystopian discourse, perhaps the concept is to move people away from these positions.” I’m with him there, and I’ll add that this is a strategy many of us have used in our own teaching: to begin from a perhaps obvious and engaging perspective and then to gradually complicate matters. Continue reading
Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants.
I have heard the term, ‘Digital Natives’ before and I went along with the speaker who was saying that, “These children are digital natives,” and I thought that this generation of young learners were so lucky. Continue reading
I enjoyed reading Daniel’s speech. I found this part quite thought-provoking:
‘Today technology is for everyone, everywhere. Continue reading
So, I’m doing a MOOC. Aren’t I Modern? I’ve wanted to try a MOOC out for a while, so when a work colleague forwarded on details of the Elearning and Digital Cultures MOOC being run by The University of Edinburgh I had a read of the precourse bumph and liked the sound of it. Continue reading
Husband, Father, Software Engineer, Futurist. What defines one’s humanity in the information age? My interest in this course stems from each of the above categorizations. Continue reading
First week of the eLearning & Digital Cultures Mooc (#edcmooc) focuses on utopic-dystopic visions on technology by taking a look at the past. So let’s take quite a few steps back. It’s well known that Plato was not a big fan of writing because he thought this technology would make it harder to really get [… Continue reading
This video is my favorite one for this week.
One being from a group climbs a mountain and winds up a device which brings him a type of “god” from the sky, or heaven, in some way. Continue reading
21st century children are continuously exposed to online games, the Internet, tablets, smart phones, the movie, television….. Most children spend a large chunk of their time using and participating in these technological activities. Today’s children are born and raised in this digital era. Continue reading