Nov 29

Me trying to understand Herbrechter #edcmooc


This post is me trying to get my head around the different terms used by Herbrechter in his interview (see link above). I realize I’m over simplifying; Philosophy is not my strong subject.

To understand the term “Critical Post Humanism”, I need to know how Humanism is defined; it seems to be the belief that human dignity, interests and values are of primary importance. Continue reading
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Nov 19

Balfour and Stewart through Johnston’s filter #edcmooc

I read three articles this week, here is my rather limited reflection on them:

Johnston, R (2009) Salvation or destruction: metaphors of the internet. First Monday, 14(4).

In the article above Johnston discusses the use of metaphor when describing the Internet, based on a study of editorials. Continue reading

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Nov 18

The Future, in 4 short films #edcmooc

I watched 4 short films, which portray future technology from different perspectives. I will try to make sense of all these through the tutors questions and my own impressions.The films were:

Film 1: A day made of glass 2
Film 2: Bridging our future
Film 3: A digital tomorrow
Film 4: Sight

Film 1 and 2 were adverts by Corning and Intel respectively, showing how there products would seamlessly fit into our future lives, particularly into education. Continue reading

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Nov 04

E-Learning and Digital Cultures #edcmooc

Glad to be part of the E-Learning and Digital Cultures MOOC, from the University of Edinburgh. I’m looking forward to exercising my brain and learning something new.

I hope I can take something of what I learn into my work as an English teacher in the technology rich environment of our college. Continue reading

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