Feb 26

Tears in Rain

Tears in Rain is for #EDCMOOC final project. The idea is to show the human side of replicants (humanoid robots). Even in the dystopic film Blade Runner (made in the ´80´s) we see Rutger Hauer´s replicant showing a human side. Continue reading

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Feb 21

The Human Touch: Education Next

The Human Touch: Education Next:

This #edcmooc week three reading is a 2004 piece by Lowell Monke at Wittenberg University is fascinating in that it calls for young students to be actively with-held from interacting with technology, or learning digital literacy because they have not yet explored their own human capabilities (i.e. ‘unassisted’ by technology). Continue reading

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Feb 18

Humans Contemplating Humanity – Man On A Möbius Strip? #edcmooc

mobius strip

Last week I focused on the need for a New Mythology. While I feared that maybe I was taking things in a direction that interested me, but was possibly of no value with this course, this week’s discussion on “humanism” showed me that I might be more on track than I realized. Continue reading

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Feb 18

Week 4: Redefining the human  #edcmooc

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Week 4 is focused on aspects of the posthuman and looks at “perspectives which focus on how technology works to re-define what constitutes ‘the human’ – for better or worse – and what that might mean for education”.

To recapitulate what is “human” discussed in Week 3, the human element described by  Dr. Dean W. Continue reading

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Feb 14

Digital Natives vs Digital Immigrants

Marc Prensky’s digital natives vs immigrants analogy is covered on the #edcmooc reading list and I have been a bit horrified that some students on the course seem to view it positively.

Whilst superficially it seems to make some sort of intuitive sense – kids now are growing up with technology and that makes them view it differently than people who didn’t – in my experience in working in this area, it is the analogy that spawned a thousand excuses as to why ‘the youth of today’ don’t need ‘us’ (the adults) to provide for a proper education for them. Continue reading

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