Nov 17

"[...] ‘[W]hat does it mean to be human within a digital culture, and what does that mean for educ…

"[...] ‘[W]hat does it mean to be human within a digital culture, and what does that mean for education?’

We tend not to question, in our everyday lives, where the boundaries of ‘the human’ lie; but developments within digital technology, bioscience, philosophy, ecology and popular culture are increasingly pushing at those boundaries and making them seem less secure. Continue reading

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Nov 13

WEEK 2  #edcmooc I have to admit that I am happy for starting this week with a less dystopian poi… [photo]

WEEK 2  #edcmooc

I have to admit that I am happy for starting this week with a less dystopian point of view of technology.
Of course, utopian perspective does hardly ever mean ideal (at least not for everyone). It has to be considered that first 2 videos are ads, so it has to be focused on their products (which, are by the way, a great development in technology). Continue reading

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Nov 13

What I’m learning is how I’m learning.

Last Friday 8th November the old and the new schools of learning collided or came together seamlessly (depending on your utopian or dystopian view), for me when I logged in to the #edcmooc google hangout.  What I do know is that it worked for me.   The course leaders touched on the idea of how important visibility was to learning and I was surprised by how true that turned out to be for me. Continue reading

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Nov 12

Metaphors define our relationship to technology #edcmooc

Week 2 of the E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC deals with the future of technology and, specifically, with how the metaphors we use to describe and make meaning of technology shape our view of and communication about technology. Are our metaphors for technology positive (transforming, revolutionary, engaging, connecting) or negative (taking over, inhibiting, insulating, invading)? Interesting videos, articles, and discussions. Continue reading

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Nov 11

Week 1 #edcmooc Hi to everyone! As some of you already know, I am Ana and I am taking part in the … [link]

Week 1 #edcmooc
Hi to everyone! As some of you already know, I am Ana and I am taking part in the E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC.
I teach languages (Spanish, English, German and French) through different ways, but I especially like e-learning because it lets students decide how much time they want to invest in learning. Continue reading

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Nov 08

#EDCMOOC E-learning and Digital Cultures – Week 1 – 7th November 2013

I am completely overwhelmed both by the content (reading resources in particular) and the amount of interaction on the course this week. I am trying to retain a sense of *keep calm – it’s only for fun* in my mind but my inquisitive nature means I have been on Facebook, Twitter, Coursera and looked at a number of participant blogs … for hours … that’s before I have even looked at the videos or read the required articles.

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Nov 05

Utopia or Dystopia? #edcmooc

I started Week 1 of the E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC from the University of Edinburgh, offered through Coursera. I’ve taken–make that started–a couple of other MOOCs, but I think this one will keep my interest and be totally in line with my work and personal interests. Especially interesting and a great way to start off the course, were the four videos suggested for this week. Continue reading

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