Nov 21

Place and Internet: How Metaphor Can Help Frame the Discussion #edcmooc

In reading Rebecca Johnston’s “Salvation or Destruction: Metaphors of the Internet,” I found her argument about how examining the metaphors we all use to discuss a phenomena can shape how we understand it to be compelling. As someone who studies discourse in the world, usually through social semiotics (multimodality), I suppose I’m a person who is ready to believe that how we discuss the world shapes how we see and understand the world. I’m also predisposed to think that how we use language shapes who we are in that world. Continue reading

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Nov 19

Multimodal, Animated Texts as Learning Artefacts #edcmooc

Though I’m a bit behind on the course itself, I’ve recently begun a Coursera course entitled E-Learning and Digital Cultures. In this course, they expertly blend print-based readings with popular culture video clips. In this post, I will discuss briefly how the clips they’ve chosen inform my thinking about Utopian and Dystopian views about media. Continue reading

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Nov 17

Ramblings from a Performing and Creative Arts Librarian……#edcmooc

I am new to blogging, so hello to anyone who may read this.  I have set up this blog to post my reflections on my experiences, observations and understanding from the MOOC.  I am a Librarian who teaches Information Literacy, and we are being encouraged to deliver much of our material on line. Continue reading

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